Italian Vachetta leather
The "Vachetta method" has been introduced in the Tuscany region of Italy since the beginning of the 9th century. Leather tanned with natural tree tannins and thoroughly impregnated with oil. The main characteristic of Vachetta leather is the use of beef leg oil in the fatliquoring process, and it has a unique suppleness.Beef leg oilDoes not easily penetrate the leather, and it takes time to soak into the fibers. However, once penetrated, it is hard to come off, and you can enjoy moisturized and glossy leather quality almost permanently.
With its smoothness that sticks to it, it has a beautiful and deeply beautiful color and stands out among the many Italian leathers.
Deepening colors and aging
Vivid and transparent coloring is done only with dyes. The scratches and stains remain as they are because they are not hidden by embossing or pigment. However, the fact that you can enjoy the texture of raw leather as it is is the proof that it is the highest quality natural leather. Please accept scratches and stains as a unique character.
The leather finished with dye deepens the color as you use it, and you can enjoy aging. When it comes to aging, there is no leather to the right of Vachetta leather. It is beautiful, and the color and luster deepen in a short time.
Because it is a leather that grows together, it is also a great gift for a new start such as enrollment, promotion, or employment.
"Business" aging example
The leather used for "Business" is an oil nubuck with a brushed silver surface (front side). It features a velvety soft and silky feel, and contains a lot of oil, so aging progresses very quickly. The more you use it, the more brushed it will calm down, the gloss will increase and the color will deepen.
Nero(black): Black like matte ink. The luster gradually increases, and the black deepens.
Giungla(jungle): Deep dark olives to deeper colors.
Bruciato(Dark brown): Dark brown darkens when used.
Cammello(camel): Change to beautiful candy color.
No oil care required
I think that the surface of ordinary leather is shiny from the beginning. However, the oil on the surface volatilizes over time, loses its luster and becomes dry. That is why regular oil care is essential.
This leather has a matte look with no luster. This is because even if you do not apply oil to the surface, the oil will soak into the fibers and the leather will not dry. The more you use it, the oil contained inside will ooze out from the pores and coat the epidermis to give it a glossy appearance. Therefore, no oil care is needed.
Please note that adding ready-made leather oil may cause the leather to become over-oiled and become too soft.
Doing nothing and giving the leather a moderate stimulus is the best maintenance.
The surface is soft and easily scratched because it is not coated, but some scratches will recover naturally if rubbed with a finger. Deep wounds become familiar with aging and change into leather texture.
About white powder
Since it is a very oily leather, the oil component that oozes out from the pores may become white powder depending on the temperature, humidity and ventilation conditions.
This is the same phenomenon as bridle leather bloom, etc., not a product defect.
It is especially noticeable in winter, when the temperature is low, and it may look like a mold, but it can be easily wiped off with a soft cloth. (Parts that are difficult to remove finely, such as stitches, disappear when heated.)
These symptoms are one of the good properties of oily leather. We appreciate your understanding.