Who doesn’t love the unique leather types and styles that Hermes has to offer? At times it can get a bit confusing as Hermes offers more variety of leathers than any other luxury brand. So in order to ease the headache, I’ve created this complete guide to help you guys navigate and understand more about the types of leathers Hermes uses to build their legendary iconic bags.
Here we go…
Made from smooth calf skin. Originally used for Hermes horse saddles. This leather type is both water and scratch resistant.
Made from calf leather which is smooth and glossy. More prone to getting scratched and scuffed up, however the technique of buffing can rejuvenate the leather to its original form. Frequently used in vintage models, and not rain friendly.
Made from water buffalo. This leather is soft, pebbled, and water resistant. May look spotted as a result of the dye gathering more towards the center of the pebbles.
A matte rendition of the box calf. This leather is smooth and shiny, but not water friendly.
CHEVRE DE COROMANDEL
Made from soft goat leather, which is light-weight and scratch resistant.
Much like the Chevre De Coromandel this leather is soft goat leather that is light and scratch resistant. The only difference is that the grains are more refined.
Made from the hides of baby bulls and is one of the most popular Hermes leathers. This leather is scratch resistant, heavy, soft, and not rain friendly. It also has a matte-like finish.
Classic suede leather. Keep away from moisture.
This leather is scratch resistant, durable, and lightweight. It is also easy to clean.
To be continued…