What is biker leather?

  1. I just want to know what is biker leather. I want to buy a JC bag from NM, but it say biker leather. What is it? Is it hard to take care of?:confused1:
     
  2. Biker leather is a name that JChoo has for calf that has a distressed look. It is lovely and there are many fans! Biker leather is not hard to take care of. Take a look at the Ramona, Riki, and Ring threads in the Choo reference library, there are several examples.
     
  3. Biker leather is gorgeous. It looks like a linen shirt that has been left in the ironing basket too long. It has gone all crinkled.
     

  4. If you're referring to this navy Ramona: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod49930069&parentId=cat11120738&ecid=NMCIGoogleBaseFeed&ci_src=14110944ci_sku=NMOF8_V04QB

    then I think NM's description is wrong. IMO, this Ramona is actually DRUMMED leather, which looks like it's from an exotic hide (ain't gonna say more and ruin it for ian!) whereas BIKER leather is lightweight and has a matte finish which gives it a more a casual, distressed and worn-in look. The belt is done in shiny watersnake and so this trim, along with the neutral-colored hardware, provides a nice contrast and really jazzes up the whole look. Here are pics of mine: http://forum.purseblog.com/jimmy-choo/black-ring-from-nap-pics-152369.html
     
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  7. I too noticed the discrepancy in NM's description and it would really anger me to order the bag and then have to send it back. :tdown:

    Because there is a 'uge difference between biker and drummed leather (beside the fact that I have a near aversion to one of them!). But the biker leather also has the water snake trim and that is also a big difference if it's something you're expecting.
     
  8. I don't tend to think there is strategy behind it. The frustration that is caused when someone orders a bag (do they trust the picture or the description?), and then does not get what they expected, can result in a lost customer. A lost customer who tells all their friends about the sloppy website that cannot be relied upon. I choose to believe that these retail companies, despite the huge profit margins, are short sighted and try to get people to work for cheap. Cheap workers just don't seem to develop ownership and loyalty in the company they work for. When someone doesn't really value you (i.e. minimal pay, yet high expectations) it is difficult to be motivated to do an excellent job.
     
  9. You have an excellent point. Maybe their goof-ups aren't intentional. But man, do I feel sorry for those non-tPFers who get soooo excited about finding the bag of their dreams online, and then are sorely disappointed when the NM package arrives. :tdown:

    Then again come to think of it, when I ordered three sale Chloe bags from NM over the summer, they accurately sent me two Ediths but made a mistake by sending me a white Patsy instead of a different white tote (name escapes me now). Well, it turns out that I absolutely fell in LOVE with the Patsy and didn't care for the Ediths. That was probably one out of many NM blunders that actually turned out in my favor!:tup:
     
  10. Also would like to point out that the biker leather ages SOOOO well. Looks better and better and better as time passes.
     
  11. ^ Agreed! And softer and softer! :love: