|Hannibal - Stone (Buffalo)|
|Marsh - Dirty Denim (African Sheep)|
|Jurassic - Chocolate (African Sheep)|
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Hi strap lovers. We're happy to announce the 'Safari Collection' our newest line of watch straps which introduces 3 entirely new leathers to Dangerous9straps' growing collection of fine watch strap offerings. The 'Safari Collection' is intended to combine a casual old world Luxury, with the rugged nature of being on safari - consider it extreme casual. These initial 3 are just the beginning of our 'Safari Collection' and consist of the leather described below. But first a bit of background on our newest supply partner:
While exploring Lineapelle (the huge leather trade show held twice yearly in Bologna, Italy) this past March, Andrea and I found a handful of treasures amongst the many, many booths of traders selling mostly pretty ordinary leather of various colors and finishes. One such gem was the boutique tannery Tusting and Burnett. Tusting and Burnett , nestled in the lovely North Befordshire countryside, is a 4th generation family owned and managed tannery. Specializing in bespoke Sheep, Goat and Buffalo leathers from Africa, they're an absolute treasure. Their leathers, thick and soft with incredible colors, enormous texture and abundance of character, are works of art from the old school tradition of leather tanning. These leather really do bring to mind being on African safari.
One of the things I love about the English is their love of tradition. That one can still find these incredible small manufacturers making products that are second to none in terms both quality and old world charm, is to be celebrated. Admiring the small selection of astonishing leathers curated from T&B's extensive offerings and speaking with Charlotta Tusting, T&B's expert and attentive Sales and Marketing head, it was clear that the future of Tusting and Burnett is in very good hands and it's outlook is very bright indeed. Dangerous9straps is proud to add Tusting and Burnett to our short list of supply partners and we look forward to adding more of their wonderful leather to our lineup in the very near future.
Here is a more detailed look at the leathers for our new 'Safari Collection':
Hannibal - Stone: Is an African Buffalo leather with incredible depth of texture that is reminiscent of Elephant leather, thick and buttery soft (something we've found with all leathers from Tusting and Burnett) it will make beautiful straps. The dye color I've chosen is 'Stone' and has wonderful color variations from very light desert Tans to deep coffee browns and shows tons of character.
Marsh - Dirty Denim: Is Afican sheep. Wonderfully textured with a soft almost Nubuck hand. The color form the tannery is called Dirty Denim, but to my eye looks more like an Acid Wash denim and I think will look incredible with our butterscotch linen thread. The wonderful color and texture variations throughout these skins mean that no two straps with exactly alike
Jurassic - Chocolate: Is again an African Sheep and show enormous texture and a more traditional leather surface. Soft and luxurious this leather will be a great choice for our customers that want a strap with an incredibly soft and supple feel, but a more traditional vintage leather look - perfect for vintage watches and sport chronographs.
Expect to see some samples of straps using these leathers very soon and in the meantime, if you would be interested in getting a strap made for your beloved time piece from our 'Safari Collection', please contact me right away!