Our naturally tanned leather is sourced from the full-grain part of the cowhide, bearing the tightest and most durable structure. Because of this, it requires relatively little care: there’s no need for frequent cleaning, and scratches or marks from daily wear and tear can be polished out with ease. Unlike imitation leathers, our leather only gets better with age when exposed to the elements, developing a covetable patina over time.
We believe in leaving fine quality leather to breathe, but if you do need to spruce up your Maxwell-Scott bag, here’s how we would recommend doing it:
NOTE: These care recommendations are for cowhide only, and are not designed to be used on your suede bag.
One general rule: protect your suede from water. Water not only stains the suede, but also alters the grade pattern – so you should never use a water-based cleaner. If you notice a mark whilst the suede is still wet, wipe it off as soon as possible with a cloth: buffing with the cloth should absorb most of the dampness and limit the damage. In order to dry the mark completely, you can also apply cornstarch or talcum powder and leave the suede to rest overnight.
For persistent stains, we’d recommend using a classic suede rubber such as the Nubuk Box. These rubbers are double-sided, with one rough edge for cleaning the suede and a second more supple side for removing dust and polishing.
Learn more about caring for suede here >
If you choose not to use your Italian leather bag for a prolonged period of time, it’s best to store it in a breathable fabric dust bag. Not only will this protect your bag from dust, but it’ll also prevent its eventual discolouration due to sunlight. This applies to all our leathers.
Discover time-honoured leather briefcases, messenger bags and smart accessories for the modern gentleman, handcrafted by our skilled artisans in the heart of Italy.
Create an Account