We received our sofa (the custom 10’ Langston) yesterday and it is perfect! We were a little weary buying online site unseen, but the couch is exactly as you described and at a MUCH better price and higher quality than Restoration Hardware. Also, thank you for expediting our order and getting it here early as promised. The delivery guys were great – very professional and accommodating. We’ll be in the market again soon and will give you a call.
Here you go (pictures). Sorry for the delay, but I’ve been out on business…
Mike and Amy
This can be one of the most mystifying things when looking for leather furniture but it does not have to be. It’s actually a very simple concept, when it’s explained:
Cowhides are often too thick to use, so they’re split into two layers that result in a few different types of leather. When leather is split the resulting cuts are:
Top Grain Leather refers to the surface layer when leather is split. This is the strongest most supple part of the hide.
“Splits” or “Split Leather” is used to refer to the lower, fibrous layer of the hide once the top grain surface layer has been removed. Splits are generally stiffer and less suitable for seating areas where flexibility is necessary. On some Leather Furniture splits will be used on areas of furniture that you don’t touch. Splits are also used to create suede.
We know fabrics can harbor dust mites and allergens, and in the Mayo Clinic’s piece about how to Allergy-proof your house, they write:
“Consider replacing upholstered sofas and chairs with furniture made of leather”
Read the full “Allergy-proof your house” piece on the Mayo Clinic website here
Check out the Dexter Leather Sofa here