When you look at Vintage Leather from Jakett, you see more than a beautifully worn garment: you see thousands of years of craftsmanship stitched into the seams, drum-dyed onto the skin, or hand-waxed onto the surface. In fact, the aging process begins and ends with nature. Our highest-quality, full-grain leather skins are buttery soft and rich in natural variations, making each one unique even before we begin our craft. As with people, it is the “imperfections” that make them singularly beautiful.EXPLORE STYLES →
Few leathermakers balance the refined beauty of fine leather with the utility of other fabrics as Jakett does. Part of leather’s mystique has long been its combination of durability and delicacy — a fabric more polished with age, yet handled with uncommon care. Jakett is not the first to work in washed leather, but we believe our highly technical process elevates the old-school craft.EXPLORE STYLES →
What makes Jakett’s washed suede distinctive from other suedes? We use a unique tanning process called “chroming,” treating it with an enzyme that not only softens the skin but allows it to retain its natural feel and drape. To help nature along, we then use a brushing technique that restores the nap of the suede, giving it a velvety, supple finish creating a final piece that is as touchable as it is beautiful.EXPLORE STYLES →
It is not easy to improve on nature... Yet the exquisitely subtle variations of Jakett’s Waxed Suede— the intentional interplay of light and dark, or solid giving way to ombre — certainly elevate the grain from which they came.EXPLORE STYLES →
- Sarah F.