Everything Starts with the Raw Materials
No matter how beautiful a design might be, the finished product will only be as good as the materials it is made off. That is why we meticulously source our leathers and only use the finest ones from the most renowned European tanneries to create products that will last, age, and evolve throughout life's journeys.
OUR BELT LEATHERS
Full-grain Cow Leathers
For the top leather of our classic belts, we only use premium full-grain calf leathers and source them from two of the most acclaimed tanneries in Europe. Our Spanish leathers are mineral-tanned and renowned for their incredibly soft touch. Our French leathers are also mineral-tanned semi- or pure-aniline leathers with beautiful grain patterns and a lush grip.
All the lining leathers for our classic belts are full-grain and vegetable-tanned. We source our environmentally-friendly vegetable leathers from tanneries in Italy and the Netherlands. Due to its tanning process the leather is particularly strong and will guarantee a long lifetime. Additionally, we only use vegetable-tanned leathers from Italy for the leather tips of our braided belts.
Just like its better known cousin Saffiano leather, our Italian Palmellato is treated with a protective wax finish giving it a slight sheen and rendering the leather very resistant to stains, scratches and water. Known for its signature round grain pattern which is machine-pressed into the wax coating, the leather has gained great popularity in recent years due to its elegant appearance and durability. You can read more about Palmellato leather here.
All of our Suede leathers come from Italy and are so soft it has an almost velvet-like touch. Suede leather belts are especially popular in combination with suede shoes. You can read more about suede here and how to care for it here. Suede braided belts work beautifully with like-coloured suede shoes.
OUR GLOVE LEATHERS
Real Peccary leather is the most luxurious and rarest gloving leather in the world. It is sought-after for its incredibly soft touch and insulating properties. Additionally, Peccary leather offers a great level of elasticity and durability making it the perfect gloving leather. It's distinctive grain pattern is the embodiment of timeless elegance.
Carpincho leather is a unique and very rare leather which combines marshmallow-like soft feel with elasticity and durability. The distinctive grain pattern and optic of the leather gives it a look which stands for luxurious elegance and timeless class.
Deer leather is one of the rare leathers, that is both incredibly supple and durable; a perfect combination for gloves. With its exquisite grain pattern, deer leather combines elegance and sportiness making it a particularly popular with men.
Nappa leather distinguishes itself by a beautifully consistent surface pattern and an incredibly soft feel. It is much thinner than other leathers creating its distinctive fine and filigree look which is especially popular among women. Since Nappa leather offers very high durability and tear strength despite of its thinness, the leather has become the most popular gloving leather.