Originally Posted by SoGent
I understand the historical appeal of the real deal but I'd rather the St C
While the leathers used by StC and G&G are modern leathers with the look of the historical Cuir de Russie
. (whose tanning secrets, allegedly, got lost during the Russian revolution) here is a product from an Estonian tannery who claims to have recreated the original methods:
I have never seen the leather, so I have no opinions about it, but at 40 EUR per sq foot, it costs a pretty penny.
There is also an interesting article on the history of the leather: