Leather Choices

Choose from around 40 colours!

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 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 multicoloured. If you have spotted a colour that isn’t an option you can leave a note at the checkout of what you would like or just drop us an email to double-check.

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 40 different leathers to choose from so if you would like to receive some leather samples through the post, let us know which colours you would like and we will happily pop some in the post to you so you can see them in the flesh!

All our leathers come from 3 UK companies who we have worked with for over 20 years. The leathers we use come from tanneries located in Europe and are a by-product of other industries. We often use industrial waste leather from big companies who don’t have a use for it anymore, rather than letting such a great product go to waste. Our suppliers work with reliable and ethical tanneries and suppliers that conform to REACH standards.

Full grain leather

These leathers have a ‘lustrous shiny surface’. They can be polished with coloured or neutral polish as they age.

Nubuck leather

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.

Waxed leather

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.