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The Patina club

Just as we ourselves age and change appearance, so is the vegetable tanned leather in Axess Wallets changes and becomes more beautiful with its wrinkles, its veins and its small imperfections that are not to be considered defects, but peculiarities of a true natural product.


A wallet that ages like a fine wine and becomes uniquely yours

Tuscany vegetable tanned leather is a natural product that matures with time and use. Axess front pocket wallets will transform in front of your eyes and grow richer and softer as it develops a rich and deeply textured patina. This applies equally to all of Axess vegetable tanned colors and is the main difference between Tuscany Vegetable tanned leather and other cheaper leather.


How Does a leather Patina Develop in the first place?

Vegetable tanned leather absorbs the traces of life around it, whether it be contact with the sun, oils from our skin, moisture, dust, heat or simply friction from the wallet laying in your pocket, and usage of cards, coins and bills. The patina develops gradually as it comes into contact with all of these aspects, it might develop a sheen in some places – while some spots may see a relative darkening. In other words, the more you use it, the quicker the wallet will develop its rich patina.

• A rich patina is the hallmark of a high quality, genuine leather product.

• Other types of leather, such as finished leather, patent leather and cheaper chrome-dyed leather will hardly ever develop one.

• A patina does not affect the longevity of a wallet, rather it only increases the beauty, the value and the feel of the product.

• Developing it takes time, as all good things do.


Axess Wallets gets better with age

This process and the resulting look is a unique aspect to vegetable tanned leather, and the reason it is such an exciting material for a wallet, which experiences daily wear and tear. It also makes the wallet last longer, as the leather will never crack or dry up, but rather mature and develop a patina. Axess Wallets actually gets better with age. And of all the vegetable tanned leather in the world, Axess only uses vegetable tanned leather from the renowned leather district of Tuscany, which treats the leather with such care that the result is a remarkable patina.

All of Axess Wallets vegetable tanned leather is proudly sourced from Tuscany in Italy.

Read more: Vegetable tanned leather from Tuscany

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