LEATHER SINGLE VS DOUBLE LAYER
Depending on their design, most embellished leather collars are available as a single or double layer. We will help break this down for you and provide examples of options available below. And don't worry, our product listings will have intuitive dropdown menus and offer layer options based upon what is available for each individual design.
A single layer collar is exactly what it sounds like -- one layer of leather. This is a traditional design and probably what you think of when imagining a collar. If your collar has embellishments, they will be set into the leather and the prongs holding them in place will be visible on the underside of s single layer collar. If you have a dog that doesn't like to carry around any extra bulk on their collar (usually quite small dogs), the single layer option may be your best bet. If your dog has a sensitive neck, you worry about hair possibly catching on the backside of an embellished collar OR you wish a design had a little more width to it, a double layer collar will likely be the best option.
A double layer leather collar is constructed similarly to a single layer, however embellishments will be set into a top layer design panel, which is then riveted onto your collar. A double layer design will provide a smooth leather backing which lays against your pet's neck, eliminating risk of hair catching or possible irritation caused by underside of the embellishments.
We do have a few different design options for double layer leather collars:
DOUBLE LAYER | SAME WIDTH AS PANEL
The design panel and the collar are the same width. Looks similar to that of a single layer collar, but protects the neck from embellishment prongs on the backside of the collar.
DOUBLE LAYER | 1/4" WIDER THAN PANEL
The collar will be 1/4" wider than the design panel. A classy upgrade that gives the collar a little more character as well as width.
DOUBLE LAYER WITH EMBELLISHED BORDER UPGRADE | 1/2" WIDER THAN PANEL
The collar will be 1/2" wider than the design panel and include an embellished border of your choice. The exception to this rule is the Pyramid border which will make the collar 3/4" wider than the design panel. The addition of a Border Option can completely change the feel of a collar, taking it from "Ooh, how pretty" to a truly customized piece that possess much more character. It is important to note with this option that the collar's embellishments will be set on the design panel, border embellishments will be set into the collar's base layer and therefore visible on the collar's underside.