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Leather Patina 101

September 13, 2016

What is Leather Patina?

Like most organic materials such as wood, stone and metal, leather will through use undergo an almost magical transformation. Through daily use, the oils in your skin and the elements will change the look of your treasured leather goods. 

Quality leathers that start with a beautiful pale shade of brown will often darken greatly through time and develop a natural patina. 

Most of our lighter leather goods such as tobacco brown, Natural Horween Chromexcel and Natural Dublin will develop the most noticeable change.  The above photo shows our Galliano wallet patina transformation that took place over the course of a year. 

How Do I Get Patina?

The best way to get patina is to use your leather goods on a daily basis. Constant use will help quicken the patina process.