Supple and sturdy
Designed with beauty and functionality in mind, a level of quality that can be seen, felt, and even smelled, is something we take great pride in here at Chic Sparrow. This is why we only source the finest full-grain leather for our products. No low quality, split leather, and certainly none of that faux stuff.
That being said, we also strive to offer a range of leather types suited to different personalities and preferences, understanding that the right fit for your needs may vary. Though we are confident in the quality of all our leathers, there are other characteristics that set them apart from each other. One main difference I would like to address here is the predictability of a leather. Though all full grain leather is known for range markings and diverse variation, I would consider some of the leathers we offer to be a bit more consistent, while others have been noted as Outlaws…
What I would consider an “Outlaw” leather, is one found to be unpredictable, edgy, rule-bending, unique, and bold. Among our collections, the leathers that I see falling into this category include the Odyssey, Maverick, Mockingbird, Waypoint, and our Beautifully Branded Collection. When you see a product made from one of these leathers, you can be sure it is unlikely to ever see another like it.
The things I would expect from an Outlaw leather can truly be expected from all full grain leather. These characteristics that many may call imperfections (I call it character) are just more likely to be found more often with an Outlaw leather. These leathers tend to lean against the grain a bit and may be found with small marks, lines, scars, or other variations in character. They can come off as, rough and tumble-no holds barred when compared to some of the other leathers in the Chic Sparrow family. In fact, these are leathers that I wouldn’t be afraid to call “ugly” in the sense that they are beautiful outside of traditional aesthetics. My personal favorites have all been made from ugly leather.
Although no full grain leather product will be completely free of variation, these Outlaw Sparrows are absolutely more likely to stir things up. This means that though no product will perfectly match the online photo, an Outlaw leather is likely to travel even farther from it.
One of my favorite aspects of Full-grain leather is the reality of it. As I have said before and I’m sure you’ve heard, perfection sounds so wonderful, perfection is a great aim, but perfection can be untrue to life. In my opinion, the real beauty lies outside of perfection, and within life. At Chic Sparrow we see it as a positive that no two notebooks will be alike and we even celebrate it. Here’s to celebrating that with you.
I hope this has been revealing and helpful. I look forward to you receiving your new Chic Sparrow treasure, along with all the unique variations it may arrive with!