Someone once said that there’s beauty in aging and we’re 100% sure that they were talking about leather. You must have heard people say about leather that with time it gets better. Well, just the real leather, not all. It is because leather comes from animal skin and with each exposure to the sun, water, heat, smell and air, it develops a personality, a character. The term patina is used with reference to stones, wood or waxed finished products but when it comes with the word “leather” it always means “high quality”. Some of the fashion brands use chemical materials for tanning which may damage the natural patina. At LJS, however, we make sure to keep it all-natural and chemical-free, so you can expect your leather to develop a beautiful patina with age.
Does Genuine Leather Patina?
Any leather that is in its real and pure form is to develop a patina, specifically the one that’s been tanned using natural vegetable oils. Full-grain leather absorbs worldly elements faster than any other leather such as heat, sunlight or the fragrance and oils that your body produces. Made from the strongest part of animal hide, this leather is considered the toughest and most durable.
Does Leather Darken With Age?
Congestion of leather's pores may cause it to darken. Other elements such as heat or water can also contribute to this. Which is why it is always recommended to use cleaning products that are specifically made for leather. Using wrong products can lead to oil absorption in a great amount and that will be catastrophic for your leather jacket. Apart from that, leather can actually lose its color and get lighter which can also be caused by too much sun exposure.
What Is Patina Louis Vuitton?
Patina basically confirms that the quality of your leather jacket or bag is A grade. Louis Vuitton Vachetta cowhide trim bags and handles are famous for changing colour after a while of regular use. It turns from light beige/pink to dark brown due to the exposure to natural elements such as sunlight and natural oils. Two bags that had been created at the same time using the same leather will not age in the same way which is why each and every item turns out to be unique.
Can Black Leather Patina?
Any leather that is in its natural form and is tanned using vegetable oils and no chemicals is bound to develop a patina. Specifically talking about black leather, it may fade to a lighter tone of black or even grey. A leather jacket, leather shirt, a leather bag or any other accessory made out of real leather, is most likely to develop a patina with age.
How To Prevent Leather Patina?
It is hard to stop the leather from developing patina as it is a character of the animal hide. Sometimes, leather may change its color and turn into something of an unpleasant shade. Sun exposure can cause discoloration as well which can be prevented. Direct sun exposure at each spot of the bag or jacket can be helpful. Use of alcohol based cleaner or conditioner prevents leather from discoloration as well.