When your products arrive you may notice a slight white coating (blooming); please do not mistake this for a fault, this is in fact the items natural wax. Once you begin to use your items, this wax penetrates deeper into the leather creating a stunning organic sheen. Natural body warmth and daily use produces a greater aged lustre adding to the uniqueness of each beautiful piece.
We have a beautiful collection of gentleman’s wallets and notecases handmade in various styles and sizes, traditionally crafted using only the very ﬁnest vegetable tanned leathers, from the ﬁnest calf skin right through to the truly exotic American alligator.
Alligator is one of the most well recognised of all exotic leathers. Alligator leather can be used in almost any way of standard cowhide leather to add a far greater luxury appeal for wallets and other accessories.
We do not use species threatened with extinction. Robertson Jessel & Co Ltd and CITES - The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as CITES, aims to ensure that trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of endangered species in the wild by regulating and monitoring their international trade. The CITES Secretariat is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Convention came into force in 1975.
How it Operates - Approximately 5,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants are protected by CITES against over-exploitation through international trade. CITES works by subjecting international trade in specimens of selected species to certain controls. All import, export, re-export and introduction from the species covered by the Convention must be authorised through a licensing system.
Robertson Jessel & Co Ltd only make products using skins from sustainable sources. We do not use species threatened with extinction. The CITES convention skins we import into the EU are accompanied by an export certificate issued by the government of the country of origin.
The rules and legislations vary from country to country. For these reasons, shipment of products may be delayed pending the receipt of the necessary authorisations from the exporting and importing countries.
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Our range of Bridle Leather goods are Handmade from only the very finest English Bridle leather, it is a full vegetable tanned Leather with semi aniline and greased surface to give a superb luxurious finish. Bridle leather takes 12 – 14 weeks to make, and the very labour-intensive tanning and finishing processes make this one of the most beautiful and sought after leathers in the world.
Saddle leather is a natural vegetable tanned leather which is very soft to touch. Due to its softness it will develop an individual patina much quicker than many other leathers. A good patina will be rich, almost marbled in character. It is an accumulation of scratches, oils from your hands or other sources, sunlight, wear, etc.
Saffiano, is made from the highest quality calfskin leather which is treated as the texture is pressed on it by a machine. It gives the leather a cross-hatch finish, which is a special diagonal pattern. This calfskin leather is also finally treated with a protective wax finish rendering the leather very resistant to stains, scratches and water.
Our range of Calf Leather goods are handmade and have a beautiful appearance with an elegant touch. Only the very finest raw material is used which makes it sensuous and enduring, it combines luxury and functionality. Whether your colour preference is classic or contemporary we are sure to have a choice for everyone.