The first step in deciding how we can make your product specific to you is selecting the leather it will be made from.
Browse our regular leathers below. If you're looking for something specific, contact us and we can try to source it.
Smooth-grained, vegetable-tanned cowhide from the United States. This is finished in the 'harness leather' style with a shiny topcoat. This leather ages gracefully, darkening with time. The smooth surface readily picks up stains, scratches and wear, adding to the patina of this leather.
Colours: Medium Brown, Dark Brown, Black
Cowhide tanned in Italy. 'Vachetta' leather relates to the process of not finishing or treating the leather as you traditionally would, allowing it to more readily and more quickly patina. This means that articles made from this leather will tell a unique story, shaped by use.
Patina: Will darken considerably with use
Scratch Resistance: Low
English vegetable-tanned pigskin. Unbeatable for it's anti-scratch qualities. This is a very tough leather with a distinctive 'three-dot' grain.
Colours: English Tan, Dark Brown, Black
Patina: Low. Will darken slightly with use
Scratch Resistance: Very high
A European deerskin, vegetable-tanned. Has a distinctive 'hatch' grain, one of the world's toughest leathers. Has more character than cowhide, as these animals have lived wild and picked up a few scratches and scars.
Colours: Rustic Tan, Black
Patina: Will darken slightly with use
Scratch Resistance: High
We can offer various exotic leathers, as either structural or decorative features on products. We only offer leather from animals that are not solely killed for their skins. Read about their properties below.
While we only stock a small amount of exotics at a time, if you're looking for a specific colour, let us know and we'll contact our supplier.
This lizard has a close, scaled grain. The cut of the skin can either be done to favour the belly or the back of the animal. The Teju or Tegu are invasive species, and are hunted wild in South America as well as considered invasive in certain North American States. This leather lends itself to beautiful inlays, watch straps, or wallet decoration.
Ostrich legs have a beautiful grain, which looks like a mix of bird and reptile. Ostriches are farmed in various countries, including the USA and Canada, for their meat, eggs, feathers, and leather. Ostrich leg leather can be used for decorative inlays, wallets components, journal spines, or watch straps.
Stingray is one of the world's most unique leathers. Farmed in several countries for meat, their leather is sought after for its distinct look and properties. The surface is covered in calcium pearls of various sizes (larger along the spine and smaller towards the edges). These pearls make cutting and stitching using traditional methods quite challenging, but the result is worth the extra work! Stingray looks best as an inlay, but can also be used for watch straps or wallet components if worked correctly.
Most products are lined, so choosing the perfect colour of lining is essential. You could contrast the primary leather with a certain colour lining.
Thin pig suede, thickness of approx. 0.5 mm. This is a perfect leather to line wallets, bags, and accessories. While not adding too much bulk to the thickness of the article, it nonetheless adds a luxurious soft texture and rich colour.
Please note: if you cannot use pig suede/leather for any reason, let us know and we can look into alternative lining options.
Scratch Resistance: High
Glove leathers must be carefully chosen, as only those with certain properties can be used for the manufacture of fine gloves. The stretch, strength, and grain are all important factors.
Read more on our Gloves info page here. More information and specific colours will be coming soon.
Typically, we'd default to using a low-contrast colour thread, such as brown with brown leather, or black with black leather. You can opt to accentuate the stitching by choosing a contrast colour.
By default, we opt to use nickle or silver-coloured hardware on most products. If you'd like brass hardware, or would prefer a finish different to chrome (such as brushed silver), contact us and we can discuss options.
'Broguing' described a technique commonly used on fine footwear. Decorative patterns can be perforated into the leather in a variety of shapes - for example, a banner brogue or a medallion brogue in the corner of a leather section.
M 1 - 10: Brogue Medallions, which are highly decorative patterns. Well suited to the center or at the corner of a leather panel - such as a journal, wallet, bag, etc.
B 1 - 3: Banner Brogues. These can be simple (B 2), have a 'fudge' pattern added (B 1), or composite (B 3). These add pleasing decoration to the side or spine of a wallet, journal, glove cuff, or down a watch strap or belt.
If you'd like to send us your own custom broguing pattern, it's very possible this can be used in lieu of one of the above.
Certain geometric designs can be stitched onto leather components. When done with a contrasting stitch, these can lead to striking visuals that can make your product truly unique.
Please let us know if there are any other embellishments, decorative techniques, or methods we can adopt to make your product a one-of-a-kind.