- Jun 14, 2007
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FWIW I'm not inherently against (and even own) a number of things made of undyed leather. The above jacket looks fine. I expect yours looks good too. Others I've seen look a flaky sunburn. A lot of what some people perceive as 'patina' on undyed veg tan leather is actually damage. (Undyed Chromexcel holds up much better than most, because the oils and fats that are packed into the hide keep it hydrated.)I think the color natural veg tan leather turns into is fantastic.
I've just reached the point where the trend (and myth) around "natty" leathers has blown up so much that I recoil from it in most cases. For instance, I've encountered many people who believe only undyed veg tan leather can age/patina, because they've seen so many items marketed as such.
I recently encountered something hilarious (and a bit disturbing) in a clothes chat. This guy talked his girlfriend into giving him thousands of dollars to order a "natty veg tan" iteration of a Japanese kindergarten girls' backpack– he asked Japanese friends if they could proxy it and never picked up on the fact that their polite refusals were also their way of advising him against ordering a bag type associated with prepubescent children.
This is in addition to tons of other expensive "natty veg tan" products he's talked her into getting him, while the ungrateful freeloader mocks her lack of "style" (for wearing normal clothes, instead of chasing this obsession herself.) At least show some respect to the person making your wardrobe possible.