Leather is timeless… as manufacturing techniques and leather technology have evolved leather jackets have never been better made.
The leathers used in our jackets and coats fall primarily into two types: nappa and nubuck. Both go through a process known as ‘tanning’ which makes the leather supple and durable. All our garments are made from 100 per cent genuine leather from a variety of animal sources and treated in different ways to provide variety of finish and colour.
Nappa (or napa)
A full-grain leather from only the best, undamaged hides. Hardwearing yet noted for its softness it withstands water and is often used in high-quality goods. Takes its name from Napa, California where the tanning process was developed in the 19th century.
Usually sanded or buffed on the outer grain side to produce a velvet-like finish. One of the most expensive leathers it is durable and very desirable and often used for gloves as well as jackets. Should not be confused with suede which is sanded on the inner side to create a smooth nap finish.
Sheepskin or Shearling
Sheepskin or more accurately shearling, is a hide from sheep or lamb that has been tanned with the wool left on. This type of leather provides great insulation, water resistance and durability. The fleece is ultra soft and acts as a natural thermostat, cool in summer and warm in winter.