Leather Name: Java Waxed Flesh
Maintenance: Occasional application of Truman Boot Protector
Tannery: Horween Tannery
Tannage: Previously called Hunstman, a direct descendent of 'daubed' military leathers
Weather Resistance: Initial waxed state provides strong water resistance that decreases as the leather is worn
Availability: In perpetuity
Truman Why: This leather was the first leather we walked out of Horween with. The provenance of this tannage was a perfect fit for our boots, providing a very thick, durable leather that evolves in direct proportion to the amount of wear.
About the Tannery
Horween Tannery is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. They have been producing exceptional leathers at scale for over a hundred years, suppliers of leather to military contractors and basketball and football makers.
Their ability to transform a hide into a canvas of leather is a feat and stands as a bastion of American manufacturing.
Smooth vs. Rough Out: Heavily Waxed Rough Out
Glossy vs. Matte: Initial gloss breaks to matted nappy rough out
Patina Potential: 10/10, dramatic change with heavy wear
Color: Dark brown, with lighter brown nap
Texture: Relatively smooth waxed surface, nappy once heavily worn
Thickness: Full 6oz. // ~2.4mm
Break-in Difficulty: Typical break-in experience; responds quickly to wear