Knowing your Mansur Gavriel
Get to know their quality Italian leather types
As the name suggests, calf leather is made
from the hide of a calf. This leather type will age gracefully and will retain
its shade long after it is first produced and is desired mostly for its softness
and an almost flawless grain. A Mansur Gavriel calf leather bag is finished
with the same colour on both the outside and the inside, which features a
lovely matte finish.
Effectively waterproof, patent leather has
a glossy and reflective surface that is as easy to clean, as it is to wear.
Patent leather is also incredibly light and has a very consistent colour
throughout. New for Fall 2016, patent leather will make its first appearance in
Mansur Gavriel’s line-up of covetable bags. Be sure to also check out the debut
of the Sun and Elegant bags too.
Suede leather is produced by buffing the
hide, which causes fibres to be raised until the leather is relatively smooth
to the touch. The result is a velvety fabric that is softer and more malleable
than full-grain leather. For Fall 2016, Mansur Gavriel will introduce suede
leather to its existing line of iconic bags like the bucket bag and lady bag,
which will feature the same interior and exterior textures.
A Mansur Gavriel tumbled leather bag is
extremely soft and supple. Made by using tiny pebbles that gently massage the
leather, the bag has a beautiful texture on the outside with a raw suede
interior. With a very subtle sheen that is pristine yet classy, tumbled leather
also easily withstands prolonged usage and is suitable for both day and night
Vegetable tanning is an artisanal leather
tanning process that involves treating the leather with natural tannic acids
that are found in plants. A time-consuming but very natural process, the
leather produced is highly durable and more organic due to nature taking its
own course. And with the Mansur Gavriel brandy and cammello options, prolonged
use will give rise to a sweet caramelisation of the colours.
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