This Nubuck carcoat is made in in a heavy weight velvety chocolate cowhide.
Nubuck is great for rugged outerwear. Nubuck is a top grain hide that’s been sanded to give it a suede like finish. It is a much stronger leather than a traditional suede, in which the splitting of a hide creates the fuzzy surface.
Top layer splits are most often what you seem in lighter weight and more delicate garments, and they are usually lamb, pigskin or goat. There’s also cow, or calf split suede, which for me – always brings to mind many iconic 1970’s garments and handbags. It was used so much back then and is great for certain types of garments, bags and-FRINGE! But not so great for anything that’s tight or will have heavy wear since it’s an inherently weaker skin.
Nubuck finishes can be found in many types of skins, including alligator – (nubuck finished alligator is incredible!) It wears beautifully and gains a patina over time so this coat will easily look 10X better in 10 years. In 25 years this coat will be a gem.
We lined this in a thick 4-ply silk crepe, we swatched some contrasting colors once we had the brown chosen & our customer loved the rich contrast of the chocolate with the deep olive green.
(Did you know there are close to 100 colors you can choose from in many of our silk lining fabrications?)