Bridle leather must be both strong and durable, and is required to last for a decade or more of use under any weather condition. It was originally designed for use in bridles, and a rider’s life literally depends on the leather not failing unexpectedly. Principally applied as main trimmings for the Fabric Collection, the full-grain bridle leather in MISMO products is custom-developed in Turkey. It is simply the best leather available for our purposes. We require a rich depth of colour, and the leather must age well and be free of natural imperfections that weaken the structure. Once the hide has been tanned, a colour finish is applied to our own exact specifications for a smoother, deeper and more refined appearance.
Our smooth full-grain leather is vegetable tanned. We only use the finest of hides that are subjected to only a minimum of chemical processes to leave them exceptionally smooth and natural in look and feel. Over time, the leather will develop a rich and lustrous patina. Smooth full-grain leather boasts a character all of its own, often displaying natural markings that lend beauty and refinement to the material. Being a natural product, full-grain leather can also vary in hue and structure from product to product and from collection to collection. We view these small variations as unique characteristics and not as flaws – and we encourage our customers to do the same.
Our textured full-grain leather is the most recent addition to our range of full-grain leathers and is seamlessly aligned with our existing catalogue of natural materials and full-grain leathers. During its natural tanning process, this soft, richly textured leather undergoes a shrinking effect which serves to accentuate the original grain of the hide. The textured full-grain leather is featured with sturdy brass closures that enhance the leather’s singular look and feel. Each durable piece bears a personal signature of elegance.