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La Bretagna Leather, Gaucho Oil, Panel, Dark Brown


0.350 LBS
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Conceria La Bretagna, Gaucho Oil, Vachetta Leather, Panel

The 'Gaucho Oil' tannage completed development in 1974 and was inspired by "The Gauchos" - herdsman of the pampas in South America. There is a reason why Gaucho Oil has been in existence for decades and is still one of the most popular today. What truly separates this leather is its glossy grain surface and pull-up, usually not seen together. Often times we see heavily waxed and matte leathers with pull-up. Gaucho oil offers an elegance with its shine along with bursts of pull-up character and a rich array of colors from earth tones to brights.

Color: Dark Brown

Cut: Panel

Gaucho Oil Leather Specs:

  • Grain Type: Full Grain
  • Grain (Top): Smooth and glossy with pull up
  • Grain Flesh (Back Side): Smooth and gum pasted
  • Finish: 100% Aniline
  • Dye: Struct Through - (Color is dyed fully through the leather from top to bottom)
  • Temper (Stiffness): Medium - (Slightly firm and less rigid. Moderately pliable)
  • Type of Leather: Bovine (cow)
  • Tannage: Vegetable tanned
  • Grade: #1 and #2 - Best quality at the Tannery, meaning the least amount of imperfections on the leather!

Weights Available:

  • 3-3.5oz (Thickness: 1.2-1.4mm --- 3/64")
  • 4.5-5oz (Thickness: 1.8-2.0mm --- 5/64")

Sizes Available:

  • 0.5 Square Foot: 6.5 inch x 11 inch (16.5cm x 28cm)
  • 1.0 Square Foot: 13 inch x 11 inch (33.0cm x 28cm)
  • 1.5 Square Foot: 19.5 inch x 11 inch (49.5cm x 28cm)
  • 2.0 Square Foot: 26 inch x 11 inch (66.0cm x 28cm)


The Tannery: La Bretagna - Tuscany, Italy (est. 1961)

  • La Bretagna was established in 1961 and is still run by the same Testi family in Tuscany, Italy.
  • Not only are the articles produced at La Bretagna some of the best in the world, what also sets La Bretagna apart is its willingness to research, develop, and invest in new technologies and methods. This is a big reason why we were initially drawn to this tannery.
  • With the intention to source the best quality raw materials, La Bretagna sources nearly all of its hides from a region in France called "La Bretagne", thus the name and logo. 
  • Being a 100% vegetable tannery, the tanneries ethos revolves around sustainability with a focus on the earth and the environment. You can read about any of the tannery leathers and you will learn how the earth holds inspiration behind each.
  • Vachetta leather is a special type of vegetable tanned leather that uses animal fats (tallow) and oils, as well as other natural vegetable oils. Vachetta leathers tend to be softer than other veg tan leathers such as bridle and harness.
  • 100% Aniline finish: The use of transparent aniline dyes allows the unique full grain texture of the hide to be visible.
  • Great yields. You will find that nearly the entire full grain double shoulder is usable.
  • These leathers are commonly used for higher end leather goods such as wallets, belts, shoes, furniture, handbags, purses, briefcases, key fobs, and other small accessories.