What Are leather trousers?
The oldest known leather trousers were from the 13th and the 10th century BC, these were made of wool.
Leathers have many different names. Trousers, pants, chaps etc. Chaps is a name from the Spanish word Chaparro, used to cover the legs of cowboys as they rode through low growing thicket that would have damaged the cowboys legs if they didn’t have protective clothing on.
Leather trousers come in a variety of finishes from using a split leather, to fine aniline leather finishes, the most common is pigmented leather and on fashion ladies trousers they are a semi aniline leather.
Aniline Leathers faded and Stained
Leathers should never be dry cleaned as dry cleaning finer grades of leather can cause colour loss to take place, resulting in needing a colour restoration of the trousers.
Cow leathers can be cleaned with a standard leather cleaner and then protected with a protection cream. Cow leather can be restored and the colour replaced. Semi aniline should be cleaned with an aniline leather cleaner and so must aniline trousers. All these leathers can be protected with a leather protection cream.
Suede and nubuck require a great deal more care than standard leathers, these can’t be cleaned in the normal way you would clean cow leather, these require rubbers and erasers to rub over the surface to clean them correctly. Suede and nubuck can be protected with a special spray on solution that protects against stains and water.
Split In Leathers
Pants is an American term for trousers, pants in England are associated with underwear.
Leather shorts are another variety of the trousers, these can be like a chamois leather made from deerskin. Leather shorts or hot pants as they can be known are a favourite item within the sex industry.
Motorcycle leathers get damaged very often with use, where knees have rubber on the road surface or if a rider has come off, they can become scuffed and torn.
Dress type trousers gain splits at seams where the stitching is very fragile and has naturally made the trousers weaker at this point when sewn together.
Ladies Trousers split