Product Care

In general our high-quality leathers require very little maintenance. With a simple range of products and techniques your footwear will last a lifetime and improve with age.

Smooth

Description

Smooth leathers have a visible grain that varies in size depending on the type of animal, tanning method, or treatment. They should be regularly moisturized with a cream or conditioner. Surface scratches can be treated with a coloured polish.

Process

Remove surface dirt with a clean brush or cloth
Clean with Leather Castile Soap if needed
Apply Shoe Cream or Leather Conditioner evenly with a clean brush or cloth
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Waxed

Description

Theses leathers have a visible waxed coating and matte finish. They can be processed for use on the grain or flesh side of the hide. The wax coating can be left to age naturally or reapplied as needed.

Process

Remove surface dirt with a clean brush or cloth
Deep clean with Leather Castile Soap if needed
Apply Leather Conditioner by hand or with a cloth
Allow to dry
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Roughout

Description

Roughout is a full-grain leather that has been processed for use on its reverse or flesh side. This is an extremely durable material that typically only requires regular brushing to redistribute the natural oils found in the leather.

Process

Use a Wire Brush to remove dirt and stains
Use a Suede Brush to restore the nap
Remove remaining surface dirt with damp cloth
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Products

Wire Brush (coming soon)
Suede Brush (coming soon)
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Suede

Description

Suede is a leather that has been adjusted on its flesh side to create a uniform texture and soft temper. We use only the highest quality, full-grain suedes for maximum durability.

Process

Remove surface dirt with a clean brush or cloth
Use a Suede Eraser to lift marks and stains
Use a Suede Brush to restore the nap
Apply Silicone Waterproofing Spray to preserve colour and texture
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Products

Suede Eraser (coming soon)
Suede Brush (coming soon)
Waterproofing Spray (coming soon)
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Shell Cordovan

Description

Shell cordovan is a fibrous layer of leather found only on the rump area of the horse. It is an extremely durable material with nearly no visible grain and can achieve a glossy, mirror like finish.

Process

Remove surface dirt with a damp cloth or brush
Apply cream evenly using a clean cloth
Allow to dry Buff with horsehair brush

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