Please note: Leather is a natural material so will vary in colour slightly, these images are simply to give you an idea of what the leather’s characteristics are like. This guide was created in November 2015 please bare that in mind for accuracy. We will try to update the guide every 6 – 12 months. These images are for personal use only and all belong exclusively to Wested Leather Co.

Before reading these guides please take a look at the ‘Buying Guide’ on wested.com to get a brief description of the basic leather characteristics. The leathers listed in this guide are not all the materials we stock, if you are looking for something different please contact us, we work with any material and have a lot of ‘random’ bundles of leather that we don’t show on the website due to only having enough skin for one or two jackets.
 

Lambskin



Authentic Lambskin

This is our standard lambskin; it’s used in the Indiana Jones stock jackets and many others. This is a slightly heavier nappa. It has a very soft feel to it and in general is a medium brown.




 





Dark Lambskin

This is our darker lambskin; it is lighter in weight than the Authentic Lambskin. The colour is darker than the Authentic with a red hue to it (which can often distort the colour slightly in images unfortunately!)









Shrunken Lambskin

The most popular skin – it’s the closest skin to the original Indy jacket. Due to the volume of orders skin colours tend to vary. The skin itself is medium weight, very soft and has a unique grain. It has a subtle natural distressing in it which means no two bundles of skin are the same!

 







Black Nappa Lambskin

Nappa in general is the softest lambskin available. It’s got a smooth texture and can make any jacket look designer. It’s the best lambskin available to buy.







Soft Italian Lambskin

This is one of our lightest lambskins, so light we only like to use it on Ladies jackets – for the delicate touch. This particular skin cannot be used on jackets such as Indiana Jones as it is so light.




 





 

Pre-distressed Lambskin

This is our heaviest lambskin, almost as thick as some of our standard cowhides but without the weight! It’s a light coloured distressing and perfect for any jacket and waistcoat to give the vintage feel. It is a matte skin despite the photo seeming to give it a shine.



 

Goatskin





Standard Goatskin

Goatskin has a very unique grain to it and is weight-wise in-between Lamb and Cow Hide. It’s got a bit more body than lambskin but the main attraction is the unique grain that only goatskin has. It is slightly darker than Authentic Lamb and has a grey-tone to it.





Sometimes in Goatskin we come across darker bundles that we offer separately, however in general we only stock standard Goatskin and no other variations. If you wish for a darker bundle please contact wested@wested.com to see what is available.


 

'Lambtouch' Hide

Lambtouch Hide is a light Cow-hide, it has the durability of hide with the weight of lambskin.


 


Standard Brown Lambtouch

A standard brown hide with a difference, this skin is made to be as light as lambskin with the durability of hide. The skin is a medium brown with a subtle grain (the image is taken close up so the grain seams more vivid).







 



Standard Black Lambtouch

(The only difference between these two are the colour!)










 

Cognac Lambtouch

This particular skin has a subtle distressing to it with mild wrinkling in the grain. It is unique and colour and is lightweight to feel. The skin is particularly soft for a hide. Limited edition hide – please check if available.









Dark Pre-Distressed Lambtouch

This particular skin is in between lambtouch and hide, not quite as light as lambtouch, not quite as heavy as hide. It has a winkled distress look and a lot of red undertones. It is a limited edition skin. Limited edition hide – please check if available. Sometimes the colour is more to the colour of our “Conker” hide (please see below section)

 






Regular Cow Hide




Standard Brown Hide

This hide can vary slightly in colour, dependant on the supplier and the cow! As leather is a natural material it is very hard to control this. In general this hide will be nice and soft but thick and very durable. We recommend it for longer coats!








 


Standard Black Hide

This hide holds the same characteristic as the brown but the colour is more controlled as it’s black!












 

Pre-distressed Hide

This hide is a very durable skin; it is not a lightweight skin but is the most lightweight pre-distressed hide (compared with the Novapelle skins). It has a great colouring to it also.








 

Copper Novapelle Hide

A lot softer than the pre-distressed and slightly heavier – the beauty of this skin however is the colour. It has a very subtle almost matte distressing rather than the slight shine of pre-distressed. It is a premium skin.









Dark Novapelle Hide

The only difference between Copper Novapelle and Dark Brown is the colouring! Despite the pictures seeming similar, the Dark Brown comes off as a black, brown, grey or dark purple undertone. These are inconsistent skins so colour and grain varies!








 

Blue Grey Cow Hide

Originally used for the Das Boots jacket and in limited stock, this cow hide is a very individual skin. It has a great grain to it, not to mention the colour. At a medium weight it is an all round brilliantly soft skin. Limited Edition skin, please check availability









 

Italian ‘Rosetta’ Hide

This skin has a great grain to it, coupled with a light chestnut colour and almost plum undertone. It is a medium weight.











Soft Conker Italian Hide (sometimes known as “Lucca” Hide)

Beautiful in colour with a slight shine on it, it is quite a lightweight cowhide but not light enough to be called a lamb touch. It has a very subtle distressing to it and is very soft to touch.






 

Nubuck & Suede




 

Dark Brown Italian Nubuck

Nubuck is a very unique leather, it feels almost waxy to touch and the texture gives is a great look. This Italian premium Nubuck is in Dark Brown only with a grey undertone to it. It’s very soft and is medium weight.







Black Suede

Suede is a soft skin with a unique texture; it is not waterproof like Nubuck. It’s nice and lightweight and people often go for suede in a spring jacket for some extra warmth.






 


Brown Suede

Suede is a soft skin with a unique texture; it is not waterproof like Nubuck. It’s nice and lightweight and people often go for suede in a spring jacket for some extra warmth.









Tan Suede

Suede is a soft skin with a unique texture; it is not waterproof like Nubuck. It’s nice and lightweight and people often go for suede in a spring jacket for some extra warmth.







 


Horse Hide





Standard Horse Hide

Our horse hide is clothing grade; this means it’s lighter than regular horse hide but still thicker than cowhide. It’s a very durable and heavy skin that will last for years.






 


 

Waxy Horse Hide

This is not a standard skin but every now and again a waxier bundle of horse comes into our hands, it has the same qualities as the standard but with a more matte finish. Please enquire if you wish for this skin. It is very rarely available.









Rocketeer Horse Hide

In general this skin is only ever used for the Rocketeer jacket. The hide is lovely and thick with a gorgeous tan colour and smooth texture. 








 

Sheepskins

Currently we do not offer to make bespoke or custom make sheepskins, we simply offer two flying jackets, one male, one female – in two different colours:








 

Colours

Due to not much demand of the colours this section is simply going to be the image of the leather and its name, if you wish to get some more imformation please contact a member of the Wested Leather Co Staff...










































 

Here’s a picture of a few jackets in the described skins to give you a better idea, please note skins vary – especially the inconsistent ones. We cannot guarantee you’ll get a jacket exactly the same as those below; they are just to give a better concept of the skin.




 



  << Dark Brown Cognac Hide

   Cognac Lambtouch Hide >>












 




 

<< Pre-distressed Hide

Heavy Duty Pre-distressed Lambskin >>















 

<< Authentic Goatskin

Authentic Lambskin >>











 




 

<< Dark Brown Lambskin

Shrunken Lambskin >>


















 


<< Italian Rosetta Hide

Dark Brown Novapelle >>








 






<< Rocketeer Hide

Brown Horse Hide >>