Recently, we transitioned all of our leather belt fronts to premium Full Grain leather (minus the Faux Crocs. and Microfibers). Full Grain leather is the most durable and strongest of leathers. Full Grain comes from the very top layer of the hide, just below the hair, and contains all of the tightly packed grain. This is the highest-grade leather available to us, and even though our cost has increased our prices have remained the same. All of our formal Anson Belt backs are made of genuine leather. Our Vegetable Tanned leathers have a split grain leather backing. The Nylon's, Canvas, and Cloth all feature a microfiber backing for its durability and resiliency to scratching and cracking, as well as being vegan.