We want to make sure our wallets provide a lifetime of quality. Because of this, we chose Full Grain Leather.
What is full grain leather?
In terms of leather, it can be broken down to different quality tiers. The most durable part of an animal’s hide would be just below the hair. The natural grain patterns are prevalent and can be identified easily.
How does full grain leather compare?
Right after full grain leather, comes Top Grain Leather. Top grain leather is full grain leather that has had the top layer sanded down to remove any type of blemishes and imperfections. An artificial grain pattern is stamped over to give it a more natural look. Since the top layer has been sanded down, the structural integrity of the leather is inferior to that of Full Grain Leather.
No sanding or chemical treatment is done to full grain leather. This means that the pores have not been damaged, allowing it to resist moisture well. Over time, full grain leather will look better as it forms a patina from daily usage.
What is crazy horse leather?
Crazy horse leather doesn’t actually come from horses. The name was given because this type of leather is popular with horse saddles. Saddleback and Distressed leather are also common terms used to describe crazy horse leather.
The leather has been treated to look and feel aged while retaining it’s toughness. The more you use it, the better it looks.
Leather Care Guide
If you take good care of full grain leather, it’ll show. Remember, good leather that has been taken care of well, will age like fine red wine.
If your slim minimalist wallet gets wet, refrain from using excessive amounts of heat as this can alter the leather's properties. This will show in the form of discolourations and uneven tightness. A dry cloth and a good breeze will do the trick.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, if the leather gets too dry, you can use a neutral leather cream to rejuvenate the wallet.
For dirt, a damp cloth will do fine. Refrain from using detergents or chemicals.
Last but not least, leather stretches overtime. Overloading the
will lead to future looseness. Always be vigilant and carry what you need. Just enough, is more.
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