After almost one year of usage, these BRAVE Mid wallet served us very well. And on top of what we always wanted, they aged really well with minimum maintenance of the leather.
As you might know, all our BRAVE series products are made of HORWEEN chromexcel leather.
We have briefed before that we often design base of the inherent properties of the leathers we use. (see our Facebook note for details)
Here, we show you the differences between the aged and new, Brave Mid Wallet.
Facing left is aged, right is new.
In comparison, you will see an obvious surface texture difference – Aged, shows more grain where as during new, the grains are not as apparent. This is the result of the inevitable light abrasion occurs during handling of the leather.
When we talked about the ‘clam’ effect technique that is employed on this design, it is understandably obvious when compared to the new ones. Take a look at the edges of both wallets – the aged wallet has got its edge bending inwards, similar to a close clam.
The above picture shows BRAVE Mid wallet of Burgundy HORWEEN CXL leather.
For colours other then Black, indigo staining on CXL pull-up leather is faster when you tend to wear dry denim often. This is due to the high absorbent properties of pull-up leathers. Illustrated in the picture, a denim lover like me enjoyed every indigo stain on my Burgundy wallet.
Looking at the aged wallet again, you can easily spot some line impressions on its surface. They are caused by the denim fabric on my jeans backpocket. Such is an example pull-up leather being soft and stretchy.
If you are like me, who enjoys the process of aging products, these high quality wallets are readily available here in our webstore
And the good thing is, we have them in Blue Cavalier