Our Materials & Care, Deerskin Leather | Baudoin & Lange

Our Materials & Care, Deerskin Leather | Baudoin & Lange

What is Deerskin leather?

We imagine loafers and boots as the house where your feet live; for this reason, selecting the best materials for our shoes is a critical part of our philosophy.

This type of leather is made from a deer's hide. It is well-known for its softness and durability. Our deerskin leather is bespoke and developed by our team of expert artisans. Regarded as a very high-quality category of loafer, our deerskin leather offers a warm, mellow tone when struck.

Perfectly wearable in wet conditions, our deerskin leather is very strong and does not compromise on suppleness. It also has exceptional elasticity and does not use chemicals. This leather is not only well-known for its distinctive look, which is grainy and wrinkly, but also for its unique properties given by the particular structure of the fibers that allow it to be incredibly stretchy yet resistant.

Why use deerskin leather?

A one-of-a-kind luxury leather, known for its softness, durability, breathability, and versatility. Our deerskin is tanned in Italy by our remarkably skilled artisans, who have preserved the art of leather shoe-making through generations.

This type of leather is tough, yet it easily molds to your feet. It is also washable and abrasion-resistant. Despite its softness, deerskin leather is extremely durable and resistant to wear and tear. It can withstand heavy use while remaining beautiful.

Our deerskin leather has a sponge-like structure that makes it extremely breathable, making it an excellent choice for loafers that will be worn in hot or humid conditions. Deerskin leather has a luxurious feel to it, an essential piece if you are looking to upgrade your wardrobe.

How do you care for deerskin leather?

Deerskin is a soft and supple leather that is susceptible to scratching and scuffing. However, following our suggestions will help extend the lifespan of your Baudoin & Lange deerskin loafers.

Using a soft, dry cloth, clean the leather on a regular basis. Water and harsh cleaning products should be avoided as they can damage the leather. Use a top-quality leather conditioner to keep the leather supple and prevent it from drying out.

Keep the leather away from water and direct heat, as these can cause it to dry out and stiffen. When not in use, keep your deerskin leather loafers in a cool, dry place.

If deerskin leather becomes dirty or stained, gently wipe away the dirt with a soft, damp cloth and a mild soap. Harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning materials should be avoided as they can harm the leather.

Allow the deerskin leather to air dry naturally if it becomes wet. Heat should not be used to dry the leather because it will become stiff and brittle. If deerskin leather becomes scratched or scuffed, a top-quality leather conditioner or a small amount of olive oil can be used to help hide the blemishes.

Our deerskin leathers are sourced from responsible and sustainable practices, and most importantly, our tanning processes strictly meet social and environmental standards. Ultimately, our deerskin leather is a sustainable choice because it is a natural and biodegradable material, and following our care advice, clients can extend the lifespan of these shoes if properly cared for.

Why can you wear our deerskin leather shoes in the rain?

Absolutely! This is an extremely strong and water-resistant type of leather, naturally well-suited for use in wet environments because of its high oil content and tight grain structure, which aids in repelling water. Often, when you wear deerskin leather loafers in the rain, they are more likely to stay dry and comfortable because they are less likely to become waterlogged or damaged.

If wet, let them dry naturally and keep them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid storing them in damp or humid environments. We highly recommend following our care tips to extend the lifespan of your deerskin leather loafers, as they need some love over time.