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PRODUCT CARE GUIDE
Bosphorus Leather Products are crafted from the high-quality leathers, accessorizes, leather dyes and the fabrics for interiors in our workshop by our craftsmen have mastery on the leather works. We are in this process nearly from producing the leather to the end of the product. Frankly, it is a quite tough process indeed! Though, we love our art (not looking to it as a job) and work with amateur spirit but professionally. The owner of the company, chief of the atelier and master of all craftsmen in the workshop is working personally on all products with the team. This is the proof of working with an amateur spirit. Despite the fact that we do not exist for a century like other top brands in the luxury sector, practicing our job passionately and meticulously makes us more known in a quite short time. In addition to that point, we have developed new techniques by synthesizing the various methods which are being used in shoemaking, bagmaking, leather jacked making processes. These new techniques facilitate our job when we desire to put out uncommon, unseen colors, designs, types of products. Thus, if you care for them as we do, you may enjoy them for many years to come. Before the passing over to the caring situations; it is important to be informed on that because of using genuine leather for our products, there may be some veins, wrinkles on the surface of the leather. These are not an imperfection but the proof of authenticity of the leather.
First point on caring is, Resting! Likewise a human, the natural leather products need resting either. If you purchased a watch case, tray, watch trunk, watch winder, watch roll, duffle bag, wallet or a shoe, please use it periodically! Some resting may remain your product in a good situation even the years pass.
Second point is; keeping away your product from some conditions such as alcohol, alcohol-containing substances, sanitizers, water, oil, prolonged humidity, direct heat, and dusty areas. Be sure that your product does not stay constantly in either too hot or too cold place. That may shorten the expected life of the product. Direct heat or cold may damage the skin and fade the dyeing of the leather. Also if the skin of leather is exposed to dust for a long time, it may harden. If you notice a stain on the surface of the product, we do not recommend the use of any chemicals, solvent, some kind of substances are being used daily at your home such soap, lotion. Some color transitions may exist if the leather product and your light colors clothes contact each other long time. Unexpected damages generally are seen whilst the user does not care for these precautions. It is also crucial to know the type of leather that has been used for your product. In this regard, we can summarize the leather types that we use for our products. These are;
- Patina and Ostrich
- Vegetable Tanned (Natural colored) Leather
- Saffiano Leather
- Natural Suede Leather (not industrial)
We use patina leather when you order hand dyed and hand effect products such as watch trunks, watch cases, watch winders, rolls, bonds, duffle bags, briefcases, wallets etc.
We generally use Vegetable tanned (Natural Colored) leather when you order watch rolls, duffle bags, wallets, and some custom orders.
We generally use Saffiano Leather when you order watch trunks, watch rolls, watch bonds, some wallets and some custom orders.
Third point on product caring is; Please be careful when your product contacts with rough, uneven surfaces may expose damages such as scratches on the leather or on the accessorizes of it. Prolonged touching to dark or colorful materials may cause a color transfer to the surface of your product from those materials. Please keep away your product from such surfaces and materials to save the original form of your product.
For best caring, firstly be sure that what type of leather we have used for your product? We point out the type of leathers that we have applied for Outside/Inside of the product, under the "Features" title of "Product Definition".
Secondly, If you have purchased a watch case such as the trunk, bond, roll, winder; we use natural suede leather for the inside of these cases. For instance, your product is a watch bond case and you want to care or clean it. Just take a glance to learn the components of that case from the "Product Features" is written under the page of that product.
PATINA LEATHER and OSTRICH LEATHER
If your product is crafted from Patina leather or Ostrich please keep it away from such conditions or materials that we mentioned above under the second point of “General Conditions” when you would like to care. They really look cool, chic and elegance. Because of their hand effect/hand-dying, Patina leather getting better appearance as the years to pass, like vintage. Though, caring is crucial for their health. When the patina leather encounters water, do not try to blot it immediately with any cloth even it is absorbent. Just you need to do is resting it to dry on its own. Or let’s think mud splashed on your sneaker (are made from patina leathers), rest the sneaker until the mud dry. After that process, try to remove it with a soft shoe brush! If any dust still remained, clean that dust waste with a soft cloth (we recommend velvet). In the probable dulling situation on the color of the sneaker, you can use a shoe polish in circular strokes.
NATURAL COLORED LEATHER
If your product is crafted from Natural Leather, please keep away from such conditions or materials that we mentioned above under the second point of “General Conditions” when you would like to care. They really look strong, native and carry the elegance of simplicity. The caring for Natural leather is a little bit easier than Patina leathers. When they encounter water, blot it immediately with a lint-free, absorbent cloth. If the natural leather has already absorbed the water, that's ok! Please rest it dry on its own. As the years pass, Natural Leather will gain natural effects, veins, wrinkles, scratches and it may darken a bit. These types of changes are expected and welcome! Do not forget that due to the natural surface of them, the natural leather products are getting old and gain a vintage appearance.
If your product is crafted from Saffiano Leather, please keep away from such conditions or materials that we mentioned above under the second point of “General Conditions” when you would like to care. They are the youngest member of the leather family according to their fresh, sportive appearance. The caring of Saffiano Leather is easier than some leather types. When they encounter water, blot it with a lint-free, absorbent soft cloth (we recommend 100% cotton clothes). They can be cleaned with a slightly dampened soft cloth then use a clean, dry, cotton cloth. Prevent the contact of these type of leather with other colorful products which tend to migrate their color.
If your product is crafted from Suede Leather, please keep away from such conditions or materials that we mentioned above under the second point of “General Conditions” when you would like to care. We use Suede Leather at nearly all of our watch storage products’ interior. When the suede leather encounter water, do not try to blot the product immediately with any cloth even it is absorbent. Just you need to do is resting it to dry on its own. Bosphorus Leather; definitely do not use industrial suede, just use natural suede leather for the interior of the cases! The appearance of the natural suede is truly so chic, this type of leather desires to be cared periodically for saving it's first looking. The treatment is quite simple! Just remove the dust on the surface slightly with a soft sponge or a soft shoe brush to conserve velvety texture before the dust gets in leather. If you have noticed a stain on the surface, you may use a rubber brush to erase it.
Bosphorus Sneakers are crafted and hand-dyed rigorously by our craftsmen. Due to making our shoe hand-dyed/patina effected, they are not similar to others with regard to their colors that unseen, uncommon.
First point on sneaker caring is; Resting! Like other products of Bosphorus, please rest them to provide the air they need and to conserve the first day of the shoe. Choose your other shoe after using the Bosphorus sneaker two or three consecutive days. If the sneaker is in its’ off day, store the sneaker with the shoe tree in a dry place. That treatment helps to save the color and the shape of your product. Also using a shoehorn will prolong the life of sneakers.
Second point is; keep the sneakers away from water, chemicals such as solvents and sanitizers, erosive materials. Otherwise, there may occur probable stains, scratches. What we advise on cleaning Patina Leather and under General Conditions, likewise we advise that procedures for your sneakers. When the sneaker got wet, please do not try to blot it immediately with any cloth even it is absorbent. Just you need to do is resting it to dry on its own. Or let’s think mud splashed on your sneaker (are made from patina leathers), rest the sneaker until the mud dry. After that process, try to remove it with a soft shoe brush! If any dust still remained, clean that dust waste with a soft cloth (we recommend velvet). In the probable dulling situation on the color of the sneaker, you can use a shoe polish in circular touchings. If the sole of your Bosphorus sneaker is not covered by the leather then you can clean the sole by using a damp cloth with soapy water. Please keep away that dampened cloth from the upside which covered from leather. Otherwise, a possible loss of color may be seen.
Third point is; please do not wash your sneaker with water regardless of the washing in machine or soaking in water. Otherwise, there will be seen damages on the surface of the leather and on the sole.
The Customer care is of utmost importance to us. When you have a problem or question, it would be a pleasure to end your concerns.