Leather & Hardware Care

Purdey’s leather goods are made from refined, tough, durable materials combined with traditional craftsmanship and know-how. They will gracefully acquire a unique patina, the visual sun of a traveler’s memories and life. However it will always be grateful for tender loving care.

The leather used to manufacture Purdey’s luggage is the apex of this category, tanned with Oak Bark, from the one and only tannery of its kind in the U.K. At the tannery they use the ancestral organic slow tanning process, which lasts around 9 to 10 months per skin. It is then slowly drum dyed, so that the pigmentation goes throughout the skin, not just the surface layer. This allows the product to age beautifully and acquire a distinctive patina.

    Leather is a natural product, and this means that it requires care and attention over time.

    In order to clean it, ensure that all leather parts are dry, apply leather food sparingly, working gently into the leather using a dry cloth. Allow leather to dry, buff off with a soft brush or cloth. Our leather will develop its own character and patina with age, making it unique to its owner.

    Purdey does not recommend the use of alcohol or other solvents on any of their products as this will irrevocably damage the surface.

    Purdey’s hardware is made from a high specification finish, called the “coin finish”, which ensures that it does not deteriorate through tarnishing. Although scratches cannot be removed, any other marks can be cleaned using a damp cloth and then polished dry to remove any excess moisture.

    When not in use, your Purdey leather goods should always be stored in their original pouch or box and we recommend that you pad out the inside with tissue paper to maintain the shape. It is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight, as the color of the leather could be affected.