The Alfred Dunhill Tradition leather range truly celebrates the brands rich heritage using vegetable tanned leather and techniques such as hand stitching and skiving the act of thinning the leather for a clean finish on curves and corners that remain unchanged from Alfreds formative years. Each piece of dunhill custom leather is made at the Walthamstow leather workshop where the customers individual choice of skin, finish, hardware, functionalities and linings are created into completely bespoke and therefore unique large or small leather piece.
All technical practices are undertaken on site at the workshop from skin selection, cutting, skiving and attachment of hardware to hand edge dying, branding, stitching and edge creasing. One person is responsible for the construction of each individual piece through to the final edge painting and cleaning, ensuring ownership and pride in each piece that is produced, resulting in the highest standards of workmanship. A leather card stamped with the name of this artisan is inserted into each piece of luggage to guarantee dunhill authenticity.