Leather was the original choice for motorcycle seat covers, right from the start. As textiles improved, manufacturers began using rexene as a cheap and easy to maintain alternative. However, the luxurious feel that genuine leather provides is still unmatched. The material itself is very interesting; there are several grades available which allow a vast variety of effects. I practice techniques, like, engraving, tooling, different stitches and weaves, all of which require leathers that have been through different finishing processes. Leather is a durable and attractive material, which requires the same maintenance as a pair of good shoes. It, also, compliments metal very well.