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Leather Guide


Discover the wide range of different leather qualities

Leather is a wonderful, lively material that accompanies us for many years, so our experienced partners make sure that our bags are carefully processed.

Basically, the many different types of leather can be divided into two groups: smooth leather and full-grain leather. In the case of smooth leather, the skin top of the leather is used, so that the skin's specific characteristics such as pores or wrinkles remain visible. Smooth leather sorts are therefore more natural than suede and, in spite of the term "smooth", are always structured and grained in certain degrees. The extent to which the natural skin structure of the leather is still recognizable depends on the final finishing.

Full-grain leather (also known as suede or nubuck) is sanded (roughened) before further processing.

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In the following we will show you our most popular leather types:


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Smooth

This is softly smoothed cow leather in outstanding premium quality. It is a particularly high-quality, natural leather, which is carefully dyed in the drum and has a classically elegant style.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality smooth leather here.


Vintage

It is a very natural and very high quality leather, which is only refined with wax and oil. Particularly valuable in the processing of this leather quality is the naturalness of the leather, which only strengthens its robustness and makes it even more durable. The oils and waxes emphasize the soft shades in the leather and create subtle color variations.

Characteristic of "Vintage" are the slight lightening of the leather over time as well as the visible use traces, which show in use by kinking and stretching on the leather. This creates a wonderful, completely individual patina.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality vintage leather here.

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Vintage crumply

This is a smooth leather style that is similar to our "Smooth". A subsequent refinement ensures the special "crease optics", which is particularly unusual and unique.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality vintage crumply leather in our shop.


Distress

In producing this full-grain leather, a thicker animal skin is split in several layers, and then dyed. This processing gives the leather an open, rough texture and the typical, interesting antique effect.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality distress leather in our shop.

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Macumba

For this type of leather a classic full cowhide is coated with oil and wax so that it retains its classic grain. Thus the appearance of this leather is very individual. Characteristic is the leather texture, which looks like slightly "wrinkled".

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality distress leather in our shop.


Floater

This is a full cowhide with naturally fine grain. This is one of the most common type of leather, generally known simply as nappa leather. Nappa leather is a smooth leather, which is processed by pigmentation. This kind of processing offers many advantages - the leather is very easy to maintain and it offers a virtually limitless color variety.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality distress leather in our shop.

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Suede

Suede is a kind of full-grain leather. There description includes two different processing possibilities of the leather. If it refers to the underside of a skin or a layer of the split leather skin, this type of full-grain leather is called suede. However, there is also the possibility that the upper side of the leather is roughened and further processed as a full-grain leather. This is professionally called nubuck.

Characteristic for suede is the velvety-soft handle. Compared to smooth leather, suede is more sensitive to moisture, but can be well protected with proper care and impregnation.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality suede in our shop.


Saddle leather

Saddle leather is thicker and firmer than other leathers qualities and making it perfect for manufacturing shape-resistant bags. Our saddle leather is finely grained calf leather, vegetable tanned.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality saddle leather in our shop.

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Aniline leather

Aniline leather is one of the most beautiful and noble leather. When processing aniline leather, the animal skin is completely dyed and the naturalness of the leather with its characteristic features is retained. One speaks of the "fully grained leather". The name Aniline comes from the dyes used in coloring. These are often on a plant basis.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality aniline leather in our shop.


Hunter

It is a polished leather which is processed and dyed in a similar way to the suede. The result is a rustic looking leather with a firm, velvety grip, which gets after a short use a natural patina.

You can find a wide selection of bags and accessories from our high-quality hunter leather in our shop.

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