Thickness or Weight – Leather is usually measured in terms of ounces. One ounce equals 1/64th of an inch thickness. Thus, a weight of 7 to 8 oz. means the leather is 7/64th to 8/64th of an inch thickness. In an effort to make leather a uniform thickness, wet hides are run through a splitting machine. However, each animal is different and there is always a slight thickness variation throughout the hide. This is why leathers are usually shown with a range of thickness, such as, 4 to 5 oz., 6 to 7 oz., etc.
Leather Thickness Conversion Chart
1 1/2 oz.
2 1/2 oz.
3 1/2 oz.
3 3/4 oz.
4 1/2 oz.
Qualities and Care of Cordura Fabric
|Perma Core. A premium core spun sewing thread manufactured with continuous filament polyester core and polyester staple wrap for most sewing applications. The core spun construction delivers a thread with a higher strength and sewing performance over staple spun products, allowing for the use of smaller thread sizes. Perma Core maximizes seam quality while minimizing sewing problems. By American & Efird
Poly Twill Liner
|Poly Twill Fabrics are often used for sturdy work clothing or durable upholstery because of its strength and durability. Twill also recover from wrinkles better than plain-weave fabrics do. When there are fewer interlacing, yarns can be packed closer together to produce high-count fabrics. In twill and higher counts, the fabric is more durable and air- and water-resistant.
Chest: Measure under arms around the fullest part of the chest. Be sure to keep tape level across back and comfortably loose.