103 Shirts, Vests
Clothing from leather was described first with Neanderthals ca. 130,000 years ago. Raw hides were used in these ancient times. Later, following to the exploration and use of fire, first primitive methods of tanning were established making the material more durable. The invention of the sewing needle in the Paleoliticum enabled the production of real clothing. In ancient Egypt from ca. 3,000 b.c.e. multiple methods of tanning and subsequently different types of leather were used. The trade of tannery was less respected despite of its importance because of its bad smell and environmental pollution.
Clothing from leather had to be robust and functional in these times. Plain shirts and vests from tanned leather exist in Europe since stone age. From High Middle Ages this is documented with illustrations. The indian natives in North America wore shirts from leather, too but they share just their function (covering the chest) with current shirts. The styles were very plain and have less close fitting. In the 17th and 18th century we're seeing knee-length leather pants (culottes) spreading in the Central European area. They were used as dungarees for lower classes of population and develop to the traditional dresses of the alpine countries in the late decades of the 19th century. Leather clothing seamed and tailored corresponding to current standards is described in the 20th century together with the distribution of more powerful sewing machines.
Today's leather clothing is designed to current fashion styles. By using the right leather its possible to reproduce finest details of tailory even with leather. Because leather clothing is spreaded in the fetish scene predominantly (which developed from the late 60th in the US and Western Europe) thus the styles have an manageable amount which can be sewed in mass-produce. Tailor made clothing (like you're buying from us) lets your fantasy thriving. You see the love of detail mirroring in all of our products. Leave yourself inspiring on the following pages and - if you don't find what you're searching for - just ask us!