Artisan-Hand Made Patina: The technique used to achieve this artwork is known as ‘Anticatura’, which is the Italian word for antique finishing. It is a specialty of Italian and French maestro shoemakers. Entrusted to the hands of the antique finisher, the upper part of the shoe becomes a work of art. The Anticatura method is a hand dyeing procedure of leather. It takes about 8-10 hours of work per pair to create a completely unique patina with an aged effect.
Our Patina leathers are achieved through a range of techniques for colouring, bleaching and darkening the leather.
This is an entirely handmade process using various polishes, dyes, waxes and oils. Each of our patina creations, be it a pair of shoes, a belt or a cigar case, are the result of this labour intensive manual process.
For this reason there may be slight variations from one product to the next – this is to be embraced as these variations are a part of what gives a patina leather product its unique depth of character and soul.
Patina finishing is also known as antiquing and it does indeed give a product a “lived-in” appearance.
On our customisation Workbench you may alter the intensity of each patina finish – the more intense the patina, the greater the contrast.
How long will my order take to be produced?
The usual production time is about 3-5 weeks. Please remember that you are purchasing a made-to-order item, that is to say, your item is not produced in advance, every part of it will be hand-crafted, exclusively for you, after submitting your order.
Also, please bear in mind that some customizations and artisan methods (i.e Patina Finishing) are more time consuming than others.
This method of production is the most efficient business model and we pass this efficiency onto you with our highly competitive pricing structure.
It also enables us to offer you such a vast array of product designs on top of any custom designs that you might create!
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