All ELAN brand products are made by hand, according to our sketches which are protected by patent application at OSIM. We choose our suppliers according to clear and measurable criteria, and the cowhide supplier does not make a difference. Every time we personally choose the pieces of leather we will use and we pay attention to the smallest details. We know that skin imperfections do not mean defective products, but unique products, these being the most sought after. We can guarantee that, over time, with their daily use, the products will get an original patina of time. The skin will continue to change over time, and new products can get a rough and uneven look in a short time.
One such skin type is "Crazy Horse" skin, which absorbs oil from the hands and gives character to the respective product. A simple scratch can affect the fiber and color it differently, just as the lightest bend can blur the original texture and shade. This type of leather is made by applying a special type of wax on a "full-grain" leather surface, which has been polished and smoothed. The type of wax used is placed independently on the skin fibers, allowing the color of the leather surface to change by a simple contact. Through routine wear, the natural skin will be filled with scratches, and it is those scratched areas that differentiate a product with a "vintage" look from an ordinary one.