Knowledge & Care


Sedgwick Bridle Leather

J & E Sedgwick  is one of the most renowned  tanneries in the UK. Since 1900 they produce the finest Bridle leather in the world and it is known for its aesthetics and robustness . We use this leather for our Whisky & Sour belts. It is fully vegetable tanned with a semi-aniline and greased grain to give a superb finish. The belts are about 4 mm thick.


Genuine Shell Cordovan is rare. Most leathers come from cows, but cordovan comes from horses. Cordovan is a corruption of Cordoba, the city in southern Spain where the technique of tanning this leather originated. Even today high volume production and fancy technology are powerless in its manufacture. Old school handwork is what gets the job done. The irregular oval shaped shells are tanned, stuffed, shaved, and then polished – a process taking at least six months. Each shell is slowly steeped in gentle vegetable liquors. The shells are genuine hot stuffed then slicked onto glass frames to dry.  Each shell is hand curried and shaved by highly skilled artisans to expose the shell. Dyes are hand rubbed on for a deep aniline finish. This is what makes true shell cordovan so expensive.


Chromexcel is the original pull-up leather; using time honored techniques and formulas that were developed nearly 100 years ago. It’s produced using a bark retannage from a proprietary recipe, and then genuine hot stuffed with a 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.

Whisky & Sour Leather Care Instructions

1. Take a fine brush (e.g. Yakhaar brush from Burgol) and brush down your leather for about 1 minute to get rid of dust . Most of the time this will already be enough to get back the shine.
2. Quickly wipe down the leather with a slightly damp soft cloth. This step removes the remaining dirt and prepares the leather for the subsequent polishing process. Due to the moisture, the oil and fat of the skin are activated again.
3. Now you brush the leather thoroughly for at least 5 minutes. This is the most important step to get back the deep gloss.
4. If necessary, you can add some leather cream. We highly recommend “Venetian Leather Cream” which you can order in our shop. Apply a very small amount with a clean cloth.
5. Let the cream get into the leather for about 10 miutes.
6. Remove the excess cream with a clean soft cloth.
7. Brush again for the final polish.