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Full grain leather sample

A leather's 'grain' refers to the natural pattern or texture of the animal hide from which the leather is made. The grain is the topmost layer of the hide and is formed by the arrangement of collagen fibres, which give leather its strength and durability. The grain pattern is unique to each individual animal and can vary depending on the species, breed, age, and environmental conditions of the animal.

However, when we refer to a jacket or leather as 'full grain', we aren't necessarily talking about the amount or level of grain within a jacket.

In this context, the term 'full grain' refers to the part of the hide (uppermost layer) that is included when making the leather and to the way it's processed prior to tanning.


What is a bomber jacket?

The bomber jacket is an iconic piece of clothing that has been worn by pilots, military personnel and civilians alike for decades.

But what exactly do we mean by 'bomber jacket'? The original leather bomber jackets were designed specifically for pilots who flew at bombing altitudes during World War II, but since then, 'bomber jacket' has become a loosely-defined umbrella term that's used to describe a wide range of styles made from a variety of materials with varying features - many of which have little relation to the originals.


How to clean a leather jacket


Leather jacket care and maintenance 

Aero leather jackets are well known for their durability. Our craftsmanship and the quality of our materials will see your jacket last you the rest of your life if you take proper care of it.

An important part of looking after your leather jacket is knowing the correct way to clean it. To help you out, here is Aero's expert advice on how to clean a leather jacket.


Vegetable tanned leather

What is vegetable tanned leather?

Human beings have been wearing leather clothes for thousands of years, and prior to the Industrial Revolution, there was only one way to turn animal hides into usable leather: a process known as vegetable tanning.

Unlike other types of leather - which are tanned using synthetic chemicals - vegetable tanned leather is tanned using natural plant-based materials such as bark, leaves and fruits.

To be clear: vegetable tanned leather is NOT the same thing as vegan leather, because while the tannins come from plants, the leather itself comes from an animal.