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Updated December 15, 2018
New! This is a good old utility leather. Our new Peanut Butter Cowboy sides are average size, all 16-18 square feet of surface area, 5.5 oz in thickness (2.2mm). Regular temper, good for bags or cases or straps or lighter duty belts or make a holder for all those remote controls that are piled up on the coffee table over to the parlor. Peanut Butter Cowboy, or PBC as we know it, is a chromium tanned USA steer hide, and all tanning and finishing was done here in the USA as well. These are tannery culls and will have a hole in them.
New! Super soft black garment sides are in the range of 19 to 20 sq ft of surface area and are black as black should be. Very soft USA steer hides, 2.5 ounce in thickness, mellow temper so this is OK for garments or handbags. Surface is slightly glossy. A very nice leather. Soft Black Garment Sides: $100 each, USA shipping included.
A new addition to the line-up here at Brettuns Village Leather: Texas Orange natural sides. This is a 2.75/3 oz chromium tanned leather that looks and acts like veg tan, but this one won't fall apart on your if it gets wet. Smooth surface, wonderful orange-tan color. Looks like leather. How about that?
Texas Orange Sides, larger than 20 sq ft, $110 each; 48-State USA shipping included.
Another new addition to the line-up here at Brettuns Village Leather: Black Softee Textured sides. This is a chromium tanned leather that was milled to soften it, and it has a wonderful surface texture that will remind you that it's real leather every time you look at it. We think. 3 to 3.5 oz in thickness (1.2 to 1.4mm). IMPORTANT: Every one of these has a large brand or hole in the hide; these are tannery sorting rejects that just want to find a new home.
Black Softee Textured Sides, 18-19 sq ft, $80 each; 48-State USA shipping included.
This is our second batch of Quarry Pull Up, which is a nice,stone gray color. We should call this our third batch, because this group has two thicknesses for your consideration. It's rustic and natural looking, but with a bit of sheen/gloss on the surface and boy oh boy is it smooth. Thickness on the thinner sides runs 2.5 ounces, or about 1.0mm. The heavier ones are 4.5 oz (1.8mm). Regular temper; this is not a soft leather. Sure is nice to look at, according to the Boys in the Barn. Quarry Pull-Up Sides, over 20 sq ft, $100 each; 48-State USA shipping included.
This is a new one for us - these are a nice, mottled dark brown. Tannery calls this leather 'Fandango Latigo' which sort of dances when you say it out loud. These sides are outdoorsy and rustic looking, but are very nicely tanned and finished. Smooth surface, excellent pull-up (turns lighted when you fold it) 5.5-6 oz in thickness, regular temper. Fandango Latigo Sides, larger than 20 sq ft, $125 each; 48-State USA shipping included. Smaller sides, from 18 to under 20 sq ft, are $115 each, 48-state shipping included. NOTE: These are tannery culls and may have a hole or weird cut someplace on the hide; sold as-is. Thanks!
Straight out of Gloversville, NY, here's a batch of our old favorite - Wichita Falls Smooth Sides. Thickness is 3 oz (1.2mm) on the tan ones, 3.5 oz (1.4mm) on the black ones.
All sides in this lot are in the 18-20 sq ft range, and they all have LARGE BRANDS on them, which is pretty cool if you stop and think about it. Sort of. $80 each, USA shipping included.
Tanned in Brazil, this is a wonderful latigo, 5.5 to 6 oz, with a nice, smooth surface. These run large, all are over 22 sq ft. Firm temper.
Peanut-Butter-Brown only, $145 each, USA shipping included.
Feeling like you need to class things up in your life these days? Been down in the gutter too long? OK, we've got your back. This new Smooth Burgundy side leather is elegant, tasteful, and named after wine which is supposed to make you happy. These are USA steer hides, 4 ounce in thickness, mellow temper so this is OK for garments or handbags. Surface is slightly glossy. A very nice leather.
Smooth Burgundy Sides, all larger than 20 sq ft, $100 each, USA shipping included.
OK so the good news is that we have a couple of hundred of these black and dark brown USA bison sides, all chromium tanned and vat dyed. Bison sides run 4 to 4.5 oz in thickness, milled for hours to soften them into nice garment leather. Very natural looking, struck through, vat dyed in a wicked dark brown color. Garment soft; great for vests and bags. These are typical bison sides, about 16 to 17 sq ft each.
OK so that was the good part. Now for the bad: these sides are rough- Bug bites, scratches, leatherless zones (holes), but each side is over 90% good. Rustic - yeah, that's it. They're rustic. Choose Black or Brown.
Lizard butts. OK, yes, they have them, but that's not what this is. These are USA cattlehide double butts that were embossed with a good lizard skin pattern. 4 oz thickness. These are all larger than 15 sq ft, 4 ounce in thickness, regular temper. These are tannery culls so expect a scratch or two. Sold As-Is.
Black Lizard Butts, all larger than 15 sq ft, $75 each, USA shipping included.
Vegas sides are a leather that we've sold many times
over the last 18 years. Chromium tanned
sides, 16-19 sq ft 3 oz,
with a very smooth, glossy finish. We have three colors in this group, only a dozen or so sides of each color. In the photo on the right, from
left to right, we've got Chestnut Vegas, Purple Vegas, and Mist Vegas (grayish with a hint of green). $85 each, 48-state USA shipping included.
NEW LEATHERS HAVE ARRIVED! Here at BV we received a bumper crop shipment of regular temper colorful handbag leathers, all made on USA cattlehides and all tanning and finishing was done in the USA too!
Originally intended to be used for handbag/purse production (yes, it came from that company), these are color sample runs that were left over after tannery selection.
Sides (half of a cowhide each) are LARGE - all sides in this lot are over 20 square feet of surface area, and they're thick; running 4.5-5.5 ounces (1.8-2.2mm),
We had twelve colors available, but only a few left now.
Left to right:
Mustard, Royal, Orange, Blue Steel, Burgundy, Smoke Stack, Wedgewood, Lip Stick, Jade, Pink, and Cherry Red.
The last photo shows Regular Red, Rosey Cheeks (pinkish red), Deep Burgundy, & black. Choose your colors, and don't forget- these ship FREE to any USA address. If you're in AK, HI, or the Territories your leather will be folded to fit in US Postal Service boxes. We've sold out of a few of these colors - check the pull-down menu to check current inventory, please.
Indie says... "Don't forget that we have lots of Suede Sides over on the Suede Leathers page!"
To Our Customers in Hawaii, Alaska, and the Territories:
Most of the hides on this page can be shipped to you free also - but you must agree to allow us to
fold your hides to fit in USPS Flat Rate Boxes, OK? You can iron them when they arrive, right? Thanks!
Tan City Croc Embossed Sides
Bone Cowhide Sides (off-white)
Available with a crocodile/alligator embossed surface
18 to 20 square feet each
2.5 to 3 oz, Regular Temper
Natural Tan Wild Lizard Print Cowhide Sides, 3 oz
Large cowhide side of dark gray upholstery or garment
Soft and quite clean
2.75 oz 21.5 sq ft
These are USA cattlehide sides, 2.75 ounce, chromium tanned, finished in Gloversville. Left to right: Wine (SOLD!), Antiqued Walnut (SOLD!), Cinnamon (SOLD!), and Walnut (16.25 sq ft).
The Wine side has some scuff marks dead center of the hide, the others are clean. Mellow temper, smooth surface. Only one Walnut available
These are USA cattlehide sides, 2.75 ounce, chromium tanned, finished in Gloversville. All of these are embossed with the tannery's idea of what elk leather looks like.
These run about 16-17 sq ft each and have a thickness of 2.75 oz (about 1.1mm), regular temper. This is all-USA leather - raised here, tanned here, sold here. Sold out of Walnut but we replaced it with Dark Brown.
Indie, our VP of Leather
Inspection and Snoozing