We take great pride in sourcing the best materials we can get our hands on and order direct from some of the best tanneries in the world. All our leathers are tanned in the US by tanneries with rich histories.
Vegetable Tanned Leather:
Refers to leather that has been tanned using tannin and other ingredients found in tree bark and other vegetable matter. This method of tanning is natural, eco-friendly, and peerless. The leather will age in color dramatically, specific to its owner's use.
From Horween: "Chromexcel is the original pull-up leather; using time honored techniques and formulas that were developed nearly 100 years ago. Chromexcel is still produced in the United States using a bark retannage from a proprietary recipe, and then genuine hot stuffed with our secret blend of natural oils and greases.
Chromexcel is characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes. Made to this day with old world craftsmanship, modern Chromexcel carries on a long history of superior comfort and durability."
Leather that is left untreated will eventually dry out and become brittle. We strongly encourage you to treat your leather once every several months or whenever you notice it starting to dehydrate. Some recommended products:
For Chromexcel, neatsfoot oil is what Horween recommends, as a coat of neatsfoot oil is what they use to finish off the tanning process.
Take care of your leather and it will last a lifetime.