Vintage Wax Leather

Vintage Wax Leather

Vintage waxed leather that will improve with age

The steerhide first undergoes chrome tanning, and then is tanned a second time using a vegetable tanning process. The double-tanned leather is then placed in a giant drum-shaped receptacle containing beeswax and beaten to allow the leather to fully absorb the beeswax. The ancient olive and smoke brown colors in this series are produced by placing the leather on an undulating rack and hand dyeing it to create a unique look with an uneven surface color and luster. Over time, the leather will age, becoming more flexible and developing the rich, wine-like patina that gives vintage waxed leather such depth and character.

Aging Effect

Half Flap Shoulder | Vintage Olive (used for 3 months)

Half Flap Shoulder | Vintage Olive (used for 3 months)

Large Tote | Smoky Brown (used for 6 months)

Large Tote | Smoky Brown (used for 6 months)

Tri-zip Cross Body Bag | Dark Indigo (used for 3 months)

Tri-zip Cross Body Bag | Dark Indigo (used for 3 months)


The Look of Natural Leather

We have chosen to keep natural markings such as scars, wrinkles, veins, and pores on the cowhide to showcase the natural appearance of the leather in our products. This is one of the most distinctive features of our bags. The appearance of the leather will vary depending on the part of the hide and individual differences between animals. Through careful observation, you will uncover your leather product's unique, one-of-a-kind appearance.

Scratches

Scratches

Creases and scratches

Creases and scratches

Veins

Veins

Grain differences

Grain differences

Dyes

Dyes

Dark pigmented spots

Dark pigmented spots

Scars

Scars

Insect bite marks

Insect bite marks

Pores

Pores

Scraper marks

Scraper marks

Wax pieces

Wax pieces