The problem of fakes is very actual. All forge: gold, furs, skin and many other things. But it is possible to distinguish the real skin from a leather substitute - it is worth looking narrowly at the bought production only attentively.The sponsor of placement P&G Articles on the subject "How to Distinguish Skin" How to distinguish skin from a leather substitute How to clean a sheepskin coat How to sew caps
Smell a product if it leather, has a specific smell when the fake does not smell. But it is worth remembering that recently cases when add shaving of a genuine leather to a leather substitute became frequent, in this case the thing smells as skin, but is not so strong.
Drip a bit waters. If it was absorbed then it is skin. In the forged material water badly is absorbed, and most often simply rolls down.
Take some time a product in hands, skin heats up and keeps heat, and substitute remains cold.
Examine cuts. If there are no suspicious threads on inside (the genuine leather does not happen on a textile basis), most likely, you have in hands the real leather product.
If to light a match and to bring to a product, skin will not melt unless there will be not a pleasant smell. The leather substitute melts instantly. But to make such check in shop it will not turn out.
Well and of course, make purchase in those shops which have positive reputation. It is better to pay slightly more expensively, but to buy that will really please you and long to rush.