Hermes Leather Introduction – VACHE

VACHE LIEGEE

vache liegee

vache liegee

This is a naturally grained leather made from cowhide that goes through a complicated process. It is stretched out in 8 separate directions, which makes the leather as tough and rigid as the box calf. It is also resistant against scratches, but deeper ones will ruin the two tone effect the leather has thanks to a two dye process.
This cowhide leather was developed in 2004 to be used for bags with limited colors, due to its luster.

VACHE NATURAL

VACHE NATURAL

VACHE NATURAL

This is a classic Hermes leather made out of the hides of mature cows. Its smooth finish comes from the fact that the leather is colored with vegetable dyes, but otherwise it is left untreated. As a result, the handles with darken with time and it is prone to staining. It also doesn’t do very well in rain. That is why this is a material recommended only for experienced bag lovers that know how to properly take care of their handbags.
This hide is not processed at all. As a result, the surface is very delicate and its color with darken in tone over time.

VACHETTE ARDENNES

Vachette Ardennes

Vachette Ardennes

This male calf leather takes its name from its place of origin: the Ardenne region in Northern France, bordering on Belgium. Before Hermes discontinued it and replaced it with the Vache Liegee, this leather was highly regarded because of its pressed processing.

VACHETTE FJORD

Fjord

Fjord

Made out of adult cow leather, this material features a flatter, wider grain than other cow hides like clemence or togo. It can withstand rain very well, as the drops simply slide off the bag.
This leather is recognized for its matte surface and its soft texture. Its resistance to water makes it a preferred material for casual handbags.

VACHE TREKKING

This male cow hide leather has only been around for two years and since then it has been mainly used for bags in limited colors. Its most well-known feature is its fine press.

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