Leather & Thread
Horween Leather Co. in Chicago, Illinois produces superior Chromexcel leather, using century old tanning methods. This leather is used to make a variety of our pieces. Shown at right are the various colors options.
The Maine Thread Co. in Lewiston, Maine offers a wide variety of colors and is used on all of our products.
Thread colors left to right: Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple, Vivid Blue, Turquoise, Olive-Green, Tan, Grey, Black, White.
Hermann Oak Leather Co. in St. Louis, Missouri began tanning hides in 1880 and they still produce vegetable tanned leather the way they did back then. This is the leather used to make the valet tray, clutch and dopp kit. This leather is available in natural and hand-dyed black.
The best way to keep leather looking and feeling good is to use it. The oils from your hands will keep it conditioned. But, if your leather gets dirty use a soft, clean cloth with a small amount of saddle soap to wipe it clean.
Vegetable tanned leather will darken in the sun and will develop a deeper and richer color; commonly referred to as "patina." We recommend an occasional and very light coat of mink oil for your vegetable tanned pieces that may not see daily use. Vegetable tanned leather will take on scratches and spots and whatever else it comes across .
Chromexcel leather is extremely supple and will age beautifully and comfortably. If your Chromexcel ever appears to be dull you can take a soft, dry cloth and buff it to a shine. A small amount of Neatsfoot Oil or applied periodically will also help to maintain suppleness and shine.