Options & Samples

Leather

All products are available in two classic leather goods colours:

  • Oxford Tan: deep, rich tan colour.
  • Havana: plummy, peaty brown.

I only use full grain leather, so natural variations in the surface are inevitable, which is part of the beauty of the material. Whilst I never use any areas of a hide which contain defects, natural features such as slight creases, scars, indentations and so on are sometimes evident, and help to tell the story of what is, after all, a natural material full of character.

Stitching

I use 18/3 waxed linen thread (the same gauge as is used in traditional bridlework and for show head collars) at 6 stitches per inch throughout. Stitching is available in:

  • White
  • Cream
  • Yellow
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black

White, cream and black create a classic, muted look on bags made from Oxford Tan leather; while Havana provides a great starting point for more adventurous colour combinations.

Of course, you can have any combination of leather and stitching you like, many of which are shown in the online shop.

Metalwork

Buckles, studs and rings on handbags and shoulder bags are available in solid cast brass or nickel plated steel.

Belt buckles are solid cast brass, hand fettled and polished in the workshop.

Samples

Whilst every possible effort has been made to provide an accurate representation of colours, you should use the photography on this website as a guide only. Everybody’s monitor shows colours differently, and, as leather is a natural material, variations exist between different batches of leather, different hides, and even different areas of the same hide.

If you are in any doubt, please get in touch to request samples.

Samples of leather can be provided free of charge.

If you’re unsure about combinations of colours, a sample pack is available for £5. This includes samples of up to three combinations of leather and thread colour, hand stitched in just the same way as my finished products. You’ll receive a voucher for £5 with your samples which you can redeem against any future order*.

*excludes orders which are made up of aftercare products only