Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Focus On: The Original Mad Dog ® Leather



 Our signature leather, we have now been making our Mad Dog® Goat article for over 30 years, and it is exported all around the world. Even though we have been producing it for such a long time, we are still finding different uses and ways of finishing the leather to create so many varied, and interesting looks in a wide range of finished products, from Footwear, to Leather goods, Apparel and Accessories.


An array of Mad Dog® shades


The original Mad Dog® article is manufactured on Sokoto Veg Tanned African Goat skins, which have a distinctive, unique shrunken grain pattern. It is this raw material which we use that makes this article so unique, and the grain lines that you see in the pull up offer a unique, and interesting character to the leather.



HRH the Prince of Wales taking a closer look at a skin of Mad Dog ®


The beauty of this leather is that due to the unique blend of natural oils and waxes that we use, the leather has a natural, vintage look that gets better with age. If the leather is scuffed at all in the finished product then it can be easily burnished and polished back again, restoring the leather and giving it a natural, luxe patina that develops over time.



A close up of a skin of Anthracite Mad Dog®, showing the unique African grain lines.

Due to the popularity of Mad Dog®, we have over time expanded this range of leathers to produce this same finish on a variety of different raw materials, and with varying finishes. All of this Mad Dog® range is inspired by the natural, rustic beauty of nature and natural materials. Please have a look at a selection of the different finishes we offer below;


Gladstone Mad Dog®, with a hand antiqued finish, and Black grain inlay effect to further enhance the unique grain character of the African Goat Skin.





Amazon Sheep, an antiqued, nubuck African Sheep with a luxuriously soft hand feel, and natural antiqued finish.





Mad Dog® on a full chrome tannage, to allow us to produce in clean, bright, shades such as White, Hot Pink and Lagoon.





Jurassic: A natural, washed, shrunken grain African Sheep, finished with a blend of natural oils and waxes, to give a vintage patina that develops with time.





Mammoth Mad Dog®: Our Original Mad Dog® article, finished with an antiqued crackle on the flesh side, to make a distinctive reversible article for a wide range of uses.


For swatches, sample skins or any additional information on any of our articles within out Mad Dog® range, please contact us at office@tustingandburnett.com or phone us on +44 (0) 1234 376291 and we will be happy to help you. We also carry some stock of our original Mad Dog® article in various colours in England and also in our overseas warehouses in various locations so these are ready for dispatch immediately to any location required.





Tusting & Burnett (1938) Ltd.
Manufacturers of the Original Mad Dog