For the LOVE of Leather, Reason 7 – It Wears In
Day 7 of our month long love-fest of leather.
Each day this month we will be posting another reason we LOVE leather.
“I love how leather wears in overtime.”
LEATHER IS FLEXIBLE AND STRETCHABLE, BUT HOLDS ITS SHAPE.
Over time, leather will contour perfectly to the shape of is upholstery or other application. Leather is a natural product that has been expertly processed to withstand the test of time and in most cases, with minimal care, will maintain its beauty, or even become more beautiful over time. With use and over years of use, most leathers will patina, absorbing natural oils, developing a sheen, or showing a naturally-earned distressed quality. This property is unique to leather and is usually regarded as adding to the value and beauty of leather over time, making it more unique and special as it shows the love it has been given throughout the years.
Vintage baseball gloves are sought after, because they are so perfectly formed to a hand. They fit, well, like a glove! Leather’s flexibility and stretch-ability make it the perfect material to form around a specific shape over time.
Check back every day this month for many more reasons to love leather.
See how this all started, www.townsendleather.com/2014/lifestyle/for-the-love-of-leather