Vegetable tanned leather is a staple of the heritage clothing world, and with good reason as it easily shows wonderful patina with age. Today’s Fade of the Day features a nine-month-old Veg Tan Billfold Wallet from Indonesian brand LTHRKRFT, belonging to Heddels reader Anggi Kusumawardani.
Anggi tells us that there hasn’t been much care taken on the maintenance side thus far, just regular daily use. If we were to guess, we’d say this wallet spends plenty of time in the back pocket of some raw denim jeans, and the dark patina is starting to develop nicely as a result.
The once-light colored leather has darkened significantly on the outside, taking on a look similar to that of Horween’s natural Chromexcel leather while the inside remains almost unchanged from its original state. A little more time, some natural wear and tear, and maybe eventually some conditioning treatment, and this thing will be looking like a work of leather art.