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HOW TO: CARE FOR YOUR SHINOLA LEATHER GOODS

Born in Detroit, Shinola is a design brand with an unwavering commitment to crafting lasting products, from watches to leather goods and even a hotel. We celebrate timeless design and thoughtful craftsmanship with products and stories that inspire people to live well and be confident in a style that is uniquely their own.

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CHARACTERISTICS

CARE INSTRUCTIONS


Vachetta Leather

CHARACTERISTICS

Premium leather from Italy made from the ancient vegetable tanning process. It is smooth to the touch and rich in tones providing highs and lows in color.

This leather will patina and change color through natural exposure to sunlight and other elements, adding to its character.

This leather is lightly treated therefore is susceptible to water damage and stains.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or remove debris. Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight. Color transfer may occur due to friction against clothing and other surfaces.


Natural Leather

CHARACTERISTICS

This premium leather has a smooth appearance with a buttery hand feel and a subtle luster.

This leather will patina and change color through natural exposure to sunlight and other elements, adding to its character.

This leather is lightly treated therefore is susceptible to water damage and stains.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight.
Color transfer may occur due to friction against clothing and other surfaces.


Natural Grain

CHARACTERISTICS

This premium leather is soft to the touch but full of body with a natural grain variation.

This leather will patina and change color through natural exposure to sunlight and other elements, adding to its character.

This leather is lightly treated therefore is susceptible to water damage and stains.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight.
Color transfer may occur due to friction against clothing and other surfaces.


Navigator
(Medium Brown Only)

CHARACTERISTICS

During the tanning process, Navigator leather is infused with oils that give it a rich, creamy hand feel. This no-fuss leather has color variation that naturally occurs with wear, enhancing its character. The leather will take on a personality of its own as you carry it.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

Clean with a soft cloth dampened with a small drop of mild soap and water allowing to air dry.
For a deeper clean, to remove dirt/marks follow the label directions on our recommended leather cleaners; Christophe Pourney Pure Virgin Beeswax Leather Soap or Leather Spa Leather Shampoo.

To condition, follow the label directions on our recommended conditioners; Christophe Pourny Leather Cream or Leather Spa Conditioner.

To lessen the appearance of scratches,
using your fingers rub in a circular motion against the scratch.


Navigator
(Honey Only)

CHARACTERISTICS

During the tanning process, Navigator leather is infused with oils that give it a rich, creamy hand feel. This no-fuss leather has color variation that naturally occurs with wear, enhancing its character. The leather will take on a personality of its own as you carry it.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

To lessen the appearance of scratches,
using your fingers rub in a circular motion against the scratch.


Signature

CHARACTERISTICS

This refined leather is rich and supple with a natural texture with variations in the grain. Its polished shine will matte over time, adding contrast and enhancing its character.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

Clean with a soft cloth dampened with a small drop of mild soap and water allowing to air dry.

For a deeper clean, to remove dirt/marks follow the label directions on our recommended leather cleaners; Christophe Pourney Pure Virgin Beeswax Leather Soap or Leather Spa Leather Shampoo.

To condition, follow the label directions on our recommended conditioners; Christophe Pourny Leather Cream or Leather Spa Conditioner.
Protect with Leather Spa Water and Stain Protecter per label directions.


Heritage

CHARACTERISTICS

Heritage leather is smooth with a slight grain and a subtle matte luster. Its rich color has highs and lows, giving the leather depth as well as a vintage charm. It will develop a gentle patina over time, adding to its timeless character.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

Clean with a soft cloth dampened with a small drop of mild soap and water allowing to air dry.


Smooth Leather

CHARACTERISTICS

This leather is ultra-smooth with a minimal grain texture. Semi-matte with a gentle luster, this leather has a modern and versatile look, complemented by a soft and supple feel.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.
Clean with a soft cloth dampened with a small drop of mild soap and water allowing to air dry.

To condition, follow the label directions on our recommended conditioners; Christophe Pourny Leather Cream.


Pebble Grain

CHARACTERISTICS

This rich leather features a distinct pebbled texture. Both consistent and refined, it is soft to the touch.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or remove debris.

Clean with a soft cloth dampened with a small drop of mild soap and water allowing to air dry.
To condition, follow the label directions on our recommended conditioners; Christophe Pourny Leather Cream.


Harness

CHARACTERISTICS

A structured leather with a sheen, Harness leather offers rich highs and lows in color and will retain its structure over time.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

Clean with a soft cloth dampened with a small drop of mild soap and water allowing to air dry.
For a deeper clean, to remove dirt/marks follow the label directions on our recommended leather cleaners; Christophe Pourney Pure Virgin Beeswax Leather Soap or Leather Spa Leather Shampoo.

To condition, follow the label directions on our recommended conditioners; Christophe Pourny Leather Cream or Leather Spa Conditioner.


Bridle

CHARACTERISTICS

Bridle is a traditional belt leather, smooth in appearance with a wax finish.With a nice weight in the hand, Bridle has a stiffer structure but will become supple and soft with time.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

Clean with a soft cloth dampened with a small drop of mild soap and water allowing to air dry.
For a deeper clean, to remove dirt/marks follow the label directions on our recommended leather cleaners; Christophe Pourney Pure Virgin Beeswax Leather Soap or Leather Spa Leather Shampoo.

To condition, follow the label directions on our recommended conditioners; Christophe Pourny Leather Cream or Leather Spa Conditioner.”


Suede

CHARACTERISTICS

Suede is known for its soft and luxurious feel.
Its distinct texture adds an elevated charm to
any style.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

For a deeper clean, lightly brush using a
suede brush.

Protect with Leather Spa Water and Stain Protecter per label directions.


Nubuck

CHARACTERISTICS

Nubuck is a durable, top-grain leather that is buffed on the outside to give it a velvety feel.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a dry, clean, soft cloth to dust or
remove debris.

For a deeper clean, lightly brush using a
suede brush.

Protect with Leather Spa Water and Stain Protecter per label directions.

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