History of Leather Jackets

The history of leather jackets, as we know them, dates back to over a century ago, intertwined with aviation, military and fashion history. Whilst leather has been used for clothing and protection for thousands of years, the more modern iteration of the leather jacket emerged in the early 1900s.  During World War I, leather jackets…

Spanish Merino Sheepskin

Spanish Merino Shearling is revered for its exceptional quality and luxurious softness, it has been highly sought after for centuries and prized for its fine wool. Spanish Merino sheepskin comes from Merino sheep, a breed that originated in Spain. At Cromford Leather we choose Spanish Merino to make our luxury men’s sheepskin coats, as well…

How To Spend It – Made To Measure Suede

Our Ready To Wear collection currently includes the following suede jackets, all made in sumptuous lamb suede from our hand picked family tannery in Naples: The Heston suede blazer a classic style which sits comfortably on the smart/casual spectrum. Our longer, Crombie style McKellen coat. And the easy to wear Delon suede bomber jacket.

Nubuck Leather – 007 style

Rugged nubuck jacket, made here at our London atelier for 007 Pierce Brosnan’s Die Another Day film. Nubuck can sometimes be the under-appreciated relative of suede and leather, but at Cromford Leather we love quality nubuck skins or hides which lend themselves particularly well to rugged garments such as shooting vests or jackets. Nubuck leather is made…

The Robb Report and Cromford Leather

As our global reach grows, Cromford Leather has attracted lots of interest and new clients based in the USA.  So we were delighted to be featured in the Robb Report earlier this year with an article about our luxury leather tailoring services.   The Robb Report is well known in terms of luxury and, to quote the Robb…

The Rake and Cromford Leather

At Cromford Leather we are proud to partner with the Rake magazine, stockists of some of our most popular leather, suede and sheepskin jackets and coats. Described as artisanal luxury and elegant, classic men’s style, The Rake is a perfect partner for Cromford Leather, sharing the same inherent values. As purveyors of the finest quality…

bespoke shearling garments

Kingsman Collaboration

Cromford Leather are proud to have been approached by the Kingsman 2 production company to tailor bespoke shearling coats for this fantastic film. The sheepskin jackets Cromford Leather produced during this process, included a beige bomber jacket which Channing Tatum “Tequila” was fitted for and a shearling coat worn by Colin Firth “Harry Hart”. The…

exotic skins

Exotic Skins at Cromford Leather

Since the iconic snakeskin jacket worn by Nicholas Cage in the film Wild at Heart appeared on the silver screen in 1990, there has been a certain cachet around a well cut exotic skin jacket. At Cromford Leather we are able to source the finest quality exotic skins in a wide range of colours. Our…