Understanding The

Flow Of Color

Each hide of Moore & Giles natural leather is unique. Even within the same dye-lot you will find subtle variation in color between hides based on the simple fact that each hide had a different life. Below is an example of how a skilled upholsterer will utilize a slight color difference to their advantage.
1 Darker Hide
2 Lighter Hide

2 Hides. 2 Colors. 1 Chair

We took Wesley Hall two extremely different shades of Mont Blanc Emerald to prove a point.This example showcases the perfect way to blend two seemingly different shades in to one beautiful piece. The secret lies in the skilled eye of the pattern maker, sewer and upholsterer to use the darker hide (1) in areas that are pulled tight and the lighter hide (2) in areas that are upholstered more loosely.
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1.Trim Hide 1: Darker Hide
2.Seat Back Hide 1: Darker Hide
3.Inside Arm Hide 2: Lighter Hide
4.Cushion Hide 2: Lighter Hide
5.Side Hide 1: Darker Hide
6.Arms Hide 1: Darker Hide
7.Back Hide 1: Darker Hide

In this quick video you will see the chair above in Mont Blanc Emerald come to life. We show you the difference in the hides and how the skilled folks at Wesley Hall in Hickory, NC worked from pattern to packaging.
Parts Of A Hide

Neck Wrinkles

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1. Neck Wrinkles
This is a natural characteristic found in all hides. They will appear differently based on age and fat of the animal.
2. Belly Wrinkles
These too are natural characteristics found on all hides and will vary based on the physical makeup of the animal.
3. Natural Markings
They are hallmarks of a life lived outside. You will find healed scars, scratches and insect bites that add interest and uniqueness to each hide.
4. Grain Variation
These are features of this organic material. They will vary based on location in the hide. All leather types will contain multiple grain structures.​

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