Pegasus Durable Clothing offers 4 types of leather:
- Genuine Front Quarter Horsehide
- Genuine All Weather Goatskin
- Genuine Full Grain Steerhide
Please read the descriptions below to choose the leather type that's best suited to you.
We are now using a thicker grade of Horsehide leather which is 1.4mm thick and 3.5 ounce. We have been working with our tannery to bring you this exclusive new horsehide which is more robust but still maintains the same high level of quality, wearability, and suppleness that you are used to from Pegasus. Our horsehide should not be confused with the chrome tanned "shoe leather" horsehide others are using that is more befitting footwear and bags as opposed to fine outerwear. Our leather is in a class all its own. This extremely high quality horsehide is garment grade, combination tanned, aniline dyed, natural full grain front quarter horsehide. Not too thick, not too thin. Comfortable while giving adequate protection. Combination tanned means that the hides are chrome tanned, then vegetable re-tanned using plant based resins in order to have the best of both worlds; superior water repellent qualities, a soft hand, and beautiful grain. Horsehide is a premium leather which will soften with age but will not lose its shape. Its a leather that also ages extremely well. Horsehide is rare and there are only a few tanneries in the world that use old school techniques to produce it. It is considered the most noble of leathers among experts and collectors. It is especially appreciated since it acquires a warm vintage patina and rugged grain as it molds to the wearer's body. Horsehide is extremely tough and highly abrasion resistant with waterproof qualities making it an ideal leather for motorcycle and outdoor use.
Our Horsehide Colors:
The Dark Antique Brown has to be seen to be appreciated. It has a richness and depth that is second to none. This is not the the run of the mill "Seal Brown" leather used by so many. It has character, elegance, and vintage charm all rolled up into one. The color is close to a tasty milk chocolate with subtle nuances and variations in the color. No need for the Sepia mode on this one ;-)
For the Vintage Black we use a specific horsehide leather that has a brown base with a black top coat much like leather used in the 30's and 40's. This gives the leather amazing depth and it wears beautifully showing glowing patina hightlights with age.
Please Note: On a new jacket, the leather tends to be a bit stiff at first but will soften with use and will mold to the wearer's becoming more comfortable with use. Please allow a break-in period especially for our horsehide leathers. The legendary qualities of this leather will show through with time.
is buttery soft from the start requiring no break in and acquires a nice drape and creasing. It has a supple and slightly waxy hand. The thickness is 1.2mm, which translates to 3 ounces in weight and it has the pleasant characteristic smell of natural resins and oils used during the tanning process. A magnificent and rugged leather with amazing natural grain and a buttery soft hand.
Chestnut Brown Goatskin