|To provide the ultimate
riding apparel, never compromising quality,
safety, protection, styling or comfort. Our
apparels offer an unrivalled combination of
master craftsmanship and tailoring, via computer
assisted design and a desire to produce the
best selling products.
are multitude of distinct kinds of
leather, while some are known for
their strength and toughness, others
are known for their softness. Full
grain is produced from the
top side of the leather - that is
the outside of the skin, the surface
will be smooth and polishable. Suede
is produced from the underside of
the skin and has a distinctive nap.
The nap can be altered to be very
fine, or long-almost hairy in appearance.
have a light surface spray of color
added at the final stage. This produces
a uniform appearance, good for more
formal shoes or leather goods. Nubuck
is produced from full grain leathers.
The grain is abraded away to create
a light surface nap. This can be adjusted
to be very fine, or a longer, softer
effect can be produced.
"Top grain" is the definition
that is generally used when the grain
is not genuine: when the real grain
is sanded away and an imitation grain
is stamped into the leather. These
leathers are the most-desirable, best-looking
and most expensive. As compared to
other leather types, top grain leathers
are stronger, wear better over time,
and have a richer color. The natural
animal hide markings in the grain
is visible and these markings make
each piece unique. Nappa leather is
a soft, top-grain leather used in
many styles today.
The uppermost layer of the hide, top
grain leather is the highest quality
part of the hide and the mostly preferred
for upholstery applications. It is
from the top 3/64 of an inch or .9
mm to 1.5 mm of the outer grain of
the leather hide. Any veg- tan or
chrome tan leather that uses the natural
surface of the animals skin after
the hair has been removed is top grain
Leather with an aniline finish is
leather that has been colored with
dyestuffs only. i.e. no opaque finish
such as pigment has been used. Only
the best hides which are relatively
free from gross imperfections can
be made into aniline finish leather.
It is soft, pliable and considered
the premier grade of leather. The
aim of an aniline finish is to produce
leather, which has a "natural"
look. The major drawback of an aniline
finish is that since it is non-opaque,
a very 'level' dyeing must be achieved
in the dye house.
Aniline finished leathers also show
the natural grain faults of the leather,
"warts and all". Many types
of leather have too many faults and
uneven grain to be produced with an
aniline finish. The main leather with
an aniline finish is calf, although
goats, basils (sheep) and skivers
are sometimes available. Aniline finished
leather has excellent tooling, polishing
and re-dyeing properties and lends
itself to the application of genuine
Suede is also a split leather, however,
after the top grain surface has been
removed, the under piece is buffed
up to give the soft nap that is so
characteristic of suede. Both top
grain and split leathers may be legally
marketed as genuine leather. Suede
leathers are finished by buffing the
flesh side, opposite the grain side
to produce a nap. The napping process
is the process of raising fibers on
the grain side of a hide or skin to
give a velvet nap effect. This is
generally called "nubuck"
or "grain suede."
This is a type of chrome tan leather
which is usually drum dyed and split
to a thickness of one to three millimeters.
The drum dying allows the pigments
to penetrate the leather giving it
a much softer feel and richer deeper
color. Depending on the thickness,
it is used for skirts, dresses, jackets
and pants as well as guitar straps.
thickness and strength of thread is defined
in numbers - 20 being the strongest. All
internally stitched seams use a No. 20 thickness
thread. No. 40 thickness is used for outside
decorative stitching on overlays and letters.
Most seams are double and triple stitched
to meet with performance requirements as
well as leather tape reinforcement.
Perforated leather, punch - hole and
zippered vent sections are used to
create a ventilated Product. It will
be cooler and lighter to wear in summer.
Available as perforated
leather for whole panels, or hand-punched
holes for whole or part panels
Keprotec by Schoeller Switzerland material
is an option for some places.
are removable for washing and maintenance.
A polyester mesh 'airtex' is supplied as
standard. An extra, quilted thinsulate and
polyester-filled thermal lining is available
with zip off sleeves.
stretch panels are optional and give
the same degree of flexibility as our
pre-shaped knees. Made from full spec
leather with heavy gauge elastic behind.
Available for all suits.
back padded waistband. 2 way stretch
fit with side adjusters. Trouser pockets
determine the half width rear stretch
back padded waistband with full wraparound
rear waist stretch. Note the darted
fit of the bum section.
- a thin bound edge mostly used for suits.
Mandarin - 1.5" high,
open neck race collar with and w/o stretch
at the back.
Sports - low front, shaping
into a higher back with a one-stud fastening.
Touring - low front shaping
into higher back with a two-stud fastening.
Stand-up - 2" high all
round with a zip up centre.