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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Leather Tips: Handle With Care

When you buy a wallet like our THIN BOLD WALLET in rustic saddle leather, you admire the rustic beauty and a broken-in feel. It’s vegetable-tanned, aniline, milled shoulders, and 100% Italian.

 

Can we say…

Rustic Saddle Leather

You may know this, but leather ages beautifully! Yes, it may take time, but with a little bit of patience and the right technique there are a few things you should do no matter which look you prefer. We consulted with Amber, our resident leatherologist. Here, we narrowed down her tips:

 

1. Natural remedy
If you’re working with a small scuff or light scratch on a veg-tanned leather. Use two fingers and squeeze the scratch so that it’s raised. After it’s raised rub the area with your fingertip. The natural oils on your figures generally run out the marks.

 

2. Be gentle
For a little dirt: just use a damp (not wet) cloth.  (Gently rub – don’t scrub – for removal)  If leather gets too wet; dry it slowly in room temperature. Using a blow dryer may cause the leather to stiffen and may even crinkle. Don’t use soap or caustic chemicals. For those aggressive stains and grime – we suggest using something like Apple Leather Cleaner that will help preserve the natural lubricating oils instead of stripping them.

Remember: Before cleaning leather, always spot-test in an inconspicuous area before use.

 

3. Always follow-up
To maintain the leather’s soft, supple feel and appearance; use a wax-free conditioner, such as Apple Leather Conditioner. The appropriate treatment of a leather item depends on its condition, so make sure to follow-up with a good cleaning at least twice a year.

 

4. Storing
Remember that leather is a natural material and should be stored in a breathable bag, not plastic. Ventilation prevents leather from drying out and cracking. They are better in cardboard boxes and wrapped in paper.

 

5. Ensure a long life
Leather is like skin, if you take good care of it and you’ll notice the difference. Although leather is very durable, it is not indestructible.

 

Well, that’s it from our leatherologist for now. Got your own DIY techniques for leather care? Share with us.

 

Shop our selection of men’s leather wallets here. For a general guideline to help ensure a long life for any type of leather – details here.

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Monday, November 4th, 2013

New For Fall – Leatherology Travel Collection

Just in time for the holiday travel season, we’re excited to announce the launch of our new travel collection.

Included are:

The Parker Backpack

 

The Uptown Vertical Tote

 

The Downtown Horizontal Tote

 

The Lakewood Duffle Bag

 

The Preston Vertical Trolley

 

The Preston Horizontal Carry-On

 

We know how hard it can be to find the perfect travel bags, and we’ve put the thought and care into producing this collection that you’ve come to expect from Leatherology – full grain leather, smart design, and subtle sophistication.

 

Have more travel items you’d like to see from us? Let us known in the comments!

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Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Get Personal with Leatherology

Monogram

 

Nothing says thoughtful like a personalized leather gift. You may favor a more classic deboss—subtle blind with our classic Old Style. But your daughter is more of a gold foil Helvetica in large print kind of girl. Our goal: something for everyone.

 

Leatherology

 

OUR FONT STYLES

Leatherology offers two classic typefaces to choose from (shown below), and as long as your product allows, you may monogram up to 5 characters per item – capital letters, numbers, and the following symbols: period (.), apostrophe (‘), comma (,), and ampersand (&). In addition to blind deboss, we also have 22-karat gold foil or silver options as well.

 

Helvetica

Helvetica

 

 

Old-Style

Old-Style

 

Not sure which font you prefer? Check out this quick read at ilovetypography.com before making your purchase. Whether a gift for someone you love or for yourself, a co-worker, family or friends, we’re here to help you choose the right personalized gift.

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