This art of patina is carried out entirely by hand. In addition to the secrets of the procedure, it involves meticulous attention at every stage. The process of skin selection is the very first evidence of this. Only the purest specimens are accepted, which are prepared using a completely natural method of vegetable tanning so that they can reveal the full intensity of the color. Sourced from mineral pigments only, the color is then applied with constant care and precision. Like a gentle caress, it heightens the light in its center and produces the rarest and most precious tones.
This meticulous and remarkable stage enhances the contrasts of each object. Each piece acquires its very own, exclusive shade. More than a signature, this is the essence of S.T.Dupont.
S.T. Dupont Atelier products are durable but made from natural vegetable calfskin sensitive to light, humidity, and water. The leather comes from the very best tanneries. Their delicate texture and the presence of natural disparities (veins, wrinkles, gran, etc.) are a mark of S.T. Dupont articles authenticity.
Do not expose S.T. Dupont Atelier products to contact with water, heat, and all substances containing alcohol. If such situation occurs, wipe the piece with a soft cloth and let it dry. To avoid color transfer, limit contact with light colored or dyed surfaces.
With time, the products of Atelier leather collection will acquire a very precious charm. Her under, some advises to preserve the depth and shine of the S.T. Dupont product:
Remove dirt and impurities with a clean, soft, and dry cloth. Treat the leather with the universal colorless cream, which will nourish, protect, and waterproof the leather. Then, polish with a clean, soft and dry cloth in a dynamic gesture to ensure a perfect shine.
When not used, S.T. Dupont Atelier products should be stored in a dry cool place in its original pouches or box to avid prolonged exposure to light. If the products are not in use for a while, we recommend nourishing the leather by following the care advice prior to wearing them.
S.T. Dupont cannot be held responsible for variations in color on the leather or any other problem occurring during any use of the products that does not comply with precautions of used described above.