Suede and Nubuck Leather Goods Care Kit Guide

Suede and Nubuk Leather Care Kit Box

Dear Customer,
we would like to thank you for choosing Casanova1948’s Suede and Nubuck Leather Goods Care Kit.

If you still are not our customer we appreciate if you take care of your leather products using our leather care instructions ( with specific leather goods brushes and creams ).

To use this guide, if you are not an owner of our leather care kit. please get: 1 brass shoe brush, 1 rubber brush, 1 brush with natural rubber and bristles, 1 brightening spray (no gas) and 1 cotton cloth. Buy the specific leather goods polish products only from specialized shop online or in your town ( ask for any question ).

Important! this instructions are only for Suede and Nubuck Leather, avoid to use them with Smooth ot Textured Calfskin and Exotic Skins..

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SUEDE OR NUBUK LEATHER GOODS:

  1. Remove dust from the shoe by gently brushing it with the brass shoe brush.
  2. Scrub vigorously with the rubber brush to remove any stain or marks on the shoe (use the small natural rubber brush for the hard-to-reach parts, e.g. near the sole or the seams).
  3. Give a second gentle brushing with the brass shoe brush.
  4. Shake the brightening spray bottle, then apply the brightening spray at distance of 15/20cm. Let dry for about 20 minutes.
  5. Brush again gently with the brass brush and the small brush, possibly following the same direction with the strokes.

Leather Care Kit. pdf Guide

Enjoy your shoe care!


additional resources: Leather Care and Exotic Leather Care Guide

Smooth Leather, Textured Leather and Exotic Skins Care Kit Guide

Smooth & Textured Exotic Leather Care Kit

Dear Customer,
we would like to thank you for choosing Casanova1948’s SMOOTH, TEXTURED AND EXOTIC Leather Care Kit.

If you still are not our customer we appreciate if you take care of your leather products using our leather care instructions ( with specific leather goods brushes and creams ).

To use this guide, if you are not an owner of our leather care kit. please get: 2 tins of polish ( neutral and black ), 2 shoes polishing brushes ( neutral and black ), 2 shoes polish daubers ( natural and black ), 1 cotton cloth and Meltonian or Casanova1948 Neutral and Black cream. Buy the specific leather goods polish products only from specialized shop online or in your town ( ask for any question ).

Important! this instructions are only for Smooth and Textures Leather, Alligator and Lizard Skins, avoid to use them with Suede or Nubuck Leather goods.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SMOOTH, TEXTURED AND EXOTIC LEATHER GOODS:

  1. Remove dust from the shoe with a clean brush (the natural wood brush for lighter leather, the brown brush for darker leather)
  2. With the dauber (again, use the natural wood to apply clear polish, and the brown wood for dark/black polish), spread the polish evenly over the entire surface of the shoe, especially on the seams, and let it absorb; this will restore leather hydration and preserve the seams.
  3. Leave the polish in place for about 20 minutes, then buff the shoe with brisk, side to side motions of the brush.
  4. Give the final touches with the cotton cloth to remove any excess polish on the shoe.

Leather Care Kit. pdf Guide

Enjoy your shoe care!


additional resources: Leather Care and Exotic Leather Care Guide

International Banknote size for reference when choosing a classic, compact or slim wallet

banknote dimensions

Does the wallet fit my bills? Here’s a list of the major currencies’ banknote size (updated in 2017), to help you understand if your bills will fit right into the wallet you wish to buy.

Classic men’s wallets of most major brands and designers are usually large enough to fit any kind of currency. The same is true for all our bigger formats.

Our classic wallets and long wallets, both in calfskin and exotic leathers, are all compatible with large format banknotes.

But what about compact or slim wallet with money clips or other small and custom made wallets? Most of our compact wallets can also fit the most common international banknotes. Nonetheless, we suggest you compare the product description and data sheet with the list of the major international banknotes out below as a reference guide. For any further doubt, please contact us and we will come back to you as soon as possible.

Women’s wallets are usually larger in size and are therefore a perfect fit for all kinds of banknotes. Recently, however, our female customers have shown interest in purchasing more compact wallets, perhaps to use them in the summer or in more formal occasions. Whatever your reasons, please refer to the following guide to the most common size of banknotes for your convenience.

* Research updated on June.2017

Banknote Dimensions: US Dollar
All US Dollar have the same dimensions: 6.14 inches wide x 2.61 inches long ( 156mm x 66.3mm )

United States Dollar Specs (Wiki)


Banknote Dimensions: Euro

Euro banknote specs and security features against counterfeiting


Banknote Dimensions: British Pound

Banknotes of the British pound sterling (Wiki) Current Banknotes of England


Banknote Dimensions: Canadian Dollar
All Canadian Dollar have the same dimensions: 152.4mm x 69.85mm

Outline of Canadian Banknotes and specs


Banknote Dimensions: Australian Dollar

Current Australian Banknotes


Banknote Dimensions: Japanese Yen

Outline of the Issuance and Circulation of Japanese Banknotes


Banknote Dimensions: Russian Rubles

Current Russian Banknotes


How the Leather Tanning Process Works

Exotic Leather Tanning Process

Preparation

In order to increase the penetration of the tanning agents, the raw hide undergoes a process of preparation, which may include dermal relaxation and partial saponification of the fats. Another typical step is liming, where hydrated lime (a basic agent) is added to remove any hair left on the outer surface of the hide.

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Leather Care and Exotic Leather Care

Leather Care

Leather Care

CALFSKIN

Never leave your leather exposed to water, chemicals, and the elements, as they will discolor your leather items. The life of your leather good will also be dramatically shortened if it is not kept conditioned: if too dry, it will begin to crack and the finish will fade as well.

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Choose Own Leather Belt

Dark Tan Alligator Belt

A belt, an essential accessory that gives character to your look, must be adapted not only to your own personal style, but also to the style of clothing and the occasion in which it is being worn.

For everyday outfits, casual and classic belts will probably be the best choice, while formal belts may be more appropriate during special events or dinners.

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The Handmaking Process of a Jewelry Bangle

Italian Designer fashion brown Alligator bracelet jewelry bangle

THE BUILDING PROCESS

Handmade Endcaps for Bangles

Each bangle is crafted using an ancient manual art where the leather is hand-cut piece by piece and wrapped around the inner padded band: the result is a unique and precious bangle, always different from each other thanks to its peculiar exotic leather pattern, always beautiful yet different at the same time. The endcaps are hand-forged from a bronze ( or sterling silver, or gold ) clean bar. In the “Moresco” Collection metal pieces are first engraved by hand and polished one by one prior to the coating process ( and enamelling in some cases ). After a rest period, the leather acquires a unique softness and shiny effect by undergoing a specific treatment with appropriate skin care products.

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Brand name Belt types and Designer Buckles Compatibility

Belt Buckles Types Leather Belt Strap Models

As you may be aware, there are several kinds of buckles to fit many types of belts, both for men and women.
Since the 50’s and with few exceptions, all name and designer brands have been selling different types of buckles and here is a sum up of the most common ones :

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Fabric Glossary & Textile Fibers Codes

Casanova1948 textile fibers codes and fabric glossary

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Common Textile Terms Translations Table

Textile Terms Glossary is a useful web resource of technical terms popular in the textile industry. Textile Fibers Codes is a must have resource for international translations of textile fiber codes.

A

Absorbency
The ability of a fabric to take in moisture. Absorbency is a very important property, which effects many other characteristics such as skin comfort, static build-up, shrinkage, stain removal, water repellency, and wrinkle recovery.

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