Selecting your leather
Each pair of shoes is individually made especially for you. This means you have a greater choice in what your shoes look like. Our leathers are either full grain, nubuck, full grain ripley, pull up or waxed nubuck.
Whilst our styles can be made for you in the colours shown on the product pages, we can also make your shoes in any colour displayed on our website or even multi coloured. You can email or ring for guidance on how many options are available for the style of shoes you have chosen. Our Facebook & Instagram page is a great place to find examples of shoes we have made in different colours by special request. We currently have around 50 different leathers to choose from so if you would like to receive some leather samples, let us know which colours / finishes you would like and we will happily pop some in the post to you.
Full grain leather
These leathers have a ‘lustrous shiny surface’. They can be polished with coloured or neutral polish as they age.
Nubuck is a full grain hard wearing leather that has had it’s surface buffed to make it soft and velvety. Nubuck leathers need occasional brushing with a Nubuck brush to remove dust. Stains may also be able to be removed by fine sanding with a Gum Velours block. Our leathers are dyed right through so you will not remove the colour.
Some of our Nubuck leathers have had wax applied after buffing. This gives a patinated effect of slightly changed areas of light and dark where the wax pools. These are very attractive distressed looking leathers and can be treated in various ways as they age.
Full grain soft Ripley leather
Full grain leather with a rippled textured surface. It is particularity soft and squidgy and can be polished with neutral or coloured polish as it ages.
Waxy pull up
Natural characteristics and features are the main attraction of this leather. It has been waxed which means there are light and dark areas where the wax pools. This leather likes having wax applied regularly to keep it looking it’s best.