Learn about Leather

One-of-a-kind

I love the idea of owning things that are one-of-a-kind. Every hide of Full-Grain leather has it’s own unique and beautiful grain. Not only is it authentic and raw but the scratches and scrapes added with use only adds to it’s character.

Layers of the hide

When it comes to cowhides, using the entire hide would result in a really thick piece of leather. Because of this they split the hide, resulting in each layer having a different quality.  

Full Grain leather

(What I use for all of my products)

Full-grain is the top layer of the Hide, exhibiting all the beautiful imperfections of its natural grain. It is the most durable form of leather and will develop a rich patina as it ages. If you invest in an item made with full-grain leather, you could have it for the rest of your life if you take care of it properly.

Top grain leather

Top-grain is the grade of leather you'll find in "fine" leather goods and can be considered the middle-of-the-road quality of leather. It’s made by splitting a piece of full-grain leather, sanding away any imperfections on the hide, and then stamping on an artificial grain. It is usually treated and colored to provide a completely uniform look.

Split leather

Split grain leather is CREATED FROM THE FIBROUS PART OF THE HIDE that’s LEFT over ONCE THE UPPER Portion (top grain) IS SEPARATED FROM THE HIDE. It IS THEN HEAVILY PIGMENTED AND EMBOSSED WITH AN ARTIFICIAL GRAIN. It's sometimes called suede and has a nappy appearance. 

Genuine leather

Genuine leather is the lowest quality of all products made out of “real leather”. Items marked as genuine will be several layers of low-quality leather bonded together with glue and then painted to look uniform. It’s known to show wear more quickly than the rest.