customising your bertleys

Leather Types

When buying your Bertleys, you’ll have the option of choosing between five outer leather options. These options are broken down into 3 types; full-grain leather, Suede and NuBuck.

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Full-grain Leather

Full-grain leather is the highest quality of leather you can find. It is the outer layer of the hide that has not been sanded or buffed to remove imperfections. Full-grain leather is prized for its natural grain and texture, which gives it a distinctive look and patina that develops over time.

Bertleys full-grain leather comes in black, dark brown and light brown (Salvador). The light brown (Salvador) full-grain leather is a matte leather that shows its natural grain and texture more. 

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Suede Leather

Suede is a type of leather made from the underside of the hide, giving it a soft surface. Suede is softer and thinner leather. It is not as strong as full-grain, traditional leather.

Suede is usually treated as a luxury material; while it lacks the durability of normal leather, it is much softer to the touch and more comfortable when worn against the skin.

Bertleys suede leather comes in brown.

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NuBuck Leather

NuBuck is a full-grain leather with a surface that’s been gently brushed and buffed. Unlike suede’s plush feel or smooth leather’s sheen, NuBuck boasts a frosted, velvety texture reminiscent of peach fuzz. Its matte finish and slight nap make it tough yet tender.

As NuBuck is a soft and durable luxury leather, it is very similar to suede. It has a history of glamour and aristocracy, but these days it is mostly commonly associated with high-quality footwear. NuBuck is soft, with a velvety texture, and is very durable.

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