The ‘Patina’ technique: Menswear’s best kept secret
The Patina collection at URBBANA is a true reflection of craftsmanship at its finest. The technique involves applying many layers of colour to the leather to build up the design, until finally the artisan’s desired look is achieved. The process can unbelievably begin with applying up to seven or eight dyes for a greater depth of colour that can only be found in hand coloured shoes. Sometimes multiple colours are used to achieve a patina with many different hues, in which multiple cloths and brushes are needed, because each dye requires its own cloth and brush, so as to avoid destroying the desired effect.
Only a limited quantity have been constructed for purchase.
SENIOR STYLIST & BRAND MANAGER AT URBBANA