Thurston Italian Vicenza Horsehide Full Grain Veg.-Tanned Horsehide for Aero Jackets

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  1. Graemsay

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    Is John Chapman using these hides?

    I'm just about at the front of the Good Wear queue...
     
  2. Carrie @ Thurston Bros.

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    John of Good Wear should be receiving some of these hides today or tomorrow. Don't hesitate to ask...
     
  3. Graemsay

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    Thanks Carrie. Ah, decisions, decisions...
     
  4. Carrie @ Thurston Bros.

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    For those that are interested in the Italian Full Grain, Veg.-Tanned Horsehides, there is a $200.00 upcharge for Aero purchases...

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  5. Sir Jacket

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    We are agog to see jackets made from these hides. I note that Aero HQ is also advertising new hides, but not these. SJ
     
  6. Sloan1874

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    I think they're currently Insurrection-only options.
     
  7. Carrie @ Thurston Bros.

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    Italian Hides are over the Atlantic right now on their way to Aero... We (Insurrection and Thurston) sourced these hides and we're sending them to Aero to have jackets made for our customers... We took a Russet shot and some Seal shots while we packed up the hides...they sure look good!

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  13. Carrie @ Thurston Bros.

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    Moving forward, we'd like to refer to this leather collection as Vicenza Horsehide.

    \vē-ˈchen-sä\

    Full Grain Horsehide
    Vegetable-tanned
    Traditional Tuscan method of slow tanning (pit tanning) using only natural vegetable extract
    Extremely Natural and High Quality Hides
    Thickness: 1,1 – 1,2 mm

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  14. handymike

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    Good name Carrie.
    I lived in Vicenza as a foreign exchange student years ago.
    It is an amazing city with beautiful architecture and scenery.
    Just as a clarification though...Vicenza is in Veneto.(between Verona and Padova) ;-)
     
  15. Carrie @ Thurston Bros.

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    Although tanned in Tuscany, we've decided to call our leather Vicenza...(we really liked the name...has a good feel to it)

    Here is some more information on our Italian Veg.-Tanned Full Grain Vicenza Horsehide.

    Information via our Italian contact:

    Vegetable tanning

    Vegetable tanning is the transformation from raw hides into a material that will resist throughout time and is a process that slowly happens in wooden drums, in full respect of man and the environment. Vegetable tanning is an astonishing process based on the use of natural tannins extracted from chestnut or Argentinean quebracho trees and, mainly, on the slow passing of time... all the time necessary. Nearly forty days are actually needed to transform raw hides into unique vegetable-tanned leathers.

    Among the various tanning methods, vegetable tanning is classic, traditional, recognizable, and able to give leather unique characteristics. It is able to join comfort and look, fashion and tradition, uniqueness and versatility of the product. For all these reasons, vegetable tanning belongs both to the past and to the future.

    Vegetable tanning is based on the use of tannin, an active ingredient responsible for the transformation of the animal hide into a compact and resistant material that is durable through the years, properly called cuoio (vegetable-tanned leather). This natural substance can be found in many different trees and vegetables, in variable concentration according to the different species. It is sometimes contained in the bark, other times in the leaves, in the wood or in the fruits as well as in the roots. These natural tannin extracts (namely chestnut- and quebracho tree-) make the vegetable-tanned leather unique and immediately recognisable and easily distinguishable from leather tanned with other methods: also the scent of vegetable-tanned leather is something amazing...

    The modern tanning industry uses tannin extracts in liquid form or in powders. The most common and antique of them is the quebracho tree extract, a tree indigenous of Argentina. From its bark a characteristically red-coloured powder can be obtained that gives the leather an unmistakable warm and brilliant shade together with a compact texture more resistant against water and atmospheric agents.

    Vegetable-tanned leather absorbs the traces of our living, it becomes older without ruining. Natural ageing does not compromise its resistance and gives it a vintage look with warm colour shades, showing evidence of being a natural product. No leather looks like any other...

    Russet Vicenza Veg. Tanned Full Grain Horsehide

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  16. Carrie @ Thurston Bros.

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    I want all to know that we've added Dark Seal to the Vicenza Collection. This brings our available colors to four--Russet, Seal, Dark Seal, and Black.

    Seal--

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  17. Superfluous

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    I have seen the Russet, Seal and Black -- they are gorgeous!
     
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  18. handymike

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    Bring on the pics of the Dark Seal!!!!
     
  19. Silverpoint

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    Yes, I agree. Please- more of the seal.
     
  20. Carrie @ Thurston Bros.

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    Seal Brown in being made in Italy right now...we'll put photos up as soon as we can!
     

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