Fat Wrinkles

Leather Terminology / Other Leather Terms


Definition of Fat Wrinkles

Fat wrinkles are one of the many natural markings found in real leather. They’re caused by the extra fats being deposited on the animal’s skin or the stretching and contracting of the skin, especially around the neck, shoulder, and belly.

Fat wrinkles are a common phenomenon and do not affect leather quality. In fact, they’re one of the strongest indicators of real, full-grain leather since natural markings can only be visible in such leather.

fat wrinkles visible on full-grain leather belts

Example of Fat Wrinkles in a Sentence

"I love a leather bag with fat wrinkles; they’re a hallmark of quality."

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Written by Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff is the creative mind behind Popov Leather wallets, iPhone cases, belts, watch bands and journals since 2013. With a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts, my leatherworking journey began at home. I wanted to create a simple leather wallet that could fit into my front pocket and — to my delight — it was a hit with family and friends. Hopefully you love our honest, quality leather goods too! Read more