Thank you for the kind words. Sometimes I get frustrated with people who ask questions and then get upset that the answer they get isn't what they want to hear. Most times I can ignore it, but sometimes I get testy with the people who do it.
There are certain grain patterns that all of the manufacturers copy, like Sierra, Madrid, Wallaby, Oxen, and Montana. There are even different grades of these patterns.
Any of the major brands are fine to use, but I like to stick to either transportation grade or marine grade vinyls. The major brands are Spradling, Boltaflex, Enduratex, and Naugahyde.
As far as leather goes, Rich Leather (CLICK HERE
)is a good supplier. The prices are reasonable and the leather is always good quality. Don't buy the lowest grade leather, or anything that is a closeout.