Ally Capellino is known for its robust, Italian artisan leathers. Each hide is unique and tonal variations as well as small marks or scars are part of the inherent nature of the material. The leathers will patinate beautifully, darkening gradually over time. The surfaces are not sealed and they will gladly accept a polish with some leather care cream, keeping them supple and protecting against staining. Scuffs can be reduced with gentle rubbing to warm the oils in the leather. However, water, grease, perfumes, biro inks and direct light or heat may leave permanent damage so please avoid them. Beware of colour transfer from darker leathers onto lighter-coloured clothing and vice versa; denim can be a particular enemy.
Leathers with a metallic finish should not be used roughly or abrasively. There may be some slight wearing at the corners like as in a denim. Please store your bag with some stuffing and in its duster bag in a cool and dry place when not in use.
The Cadiz group is made from Spanish bovine leather, it has stable colour and the smooth surface is resistant to dirt. The Fold group is Italian sheep leather. The larger bags should not be over loaded.
Waxed Cottons - Waxy Group & Cotton Luxe Wax
This traditionally manufactured, shower-resistant British waxed cotton fabric was originally developed for mariners from as early as the 15th century. It cannot be washed or dry cleaned, but can be sponged gently with a soap-free damp cloth. Always allow the item to dry thoroughly after use, in a cool, airy environment. Never pack away damp. Re-proofing will maintain the waterproof qualities and extend your bag’s life.
The Canvas group is made from 14oz cotton canvas with an unwaxed finish and wipe-down base panels for protection. Lighter colours could be affected by dye transfer from dark clothing, especially denim, which may be difficult to remove.
The Ripstop group is made without any leather. The nylon fabric has a PU waterproof coating on the reverse. The straps are treated rubber. The bags are machine washable at low temperatures and we advise hanging to dry inside out. The metal fittings are pvd coated, to the strongest finish, but slight chipping is normal.
Travel / Cycle
The ballistic nylon used for the travel group is trademarked ‘Cordura’ which guarantees its strength, The bags are tested to international travel standards and are also PU proofed. Both sizes of the holdall can be taken as cabin baggage but we do not recommend them for hold luggage. The bags are very light and will fold down to take up minimal wardrobe or under-bed space. The cycle pieces have a reflective strip for night safety. The fabric will take quite a vigorous scrub with detergent to remove dirt, but keep water away from the leather handles.
The men’s and women’s knitwear is made in Scotland from Italian yarn - 30% cashmere, 70% merino. The construction is seamless. We advise dry cleaning or gentle, cool hand-washing with specialist soap, and drying flat on a towel. Avoid moths by storing in sealed bags in summertime.
The 100% British wool coats are made in London. They are to be dry cleaned only. They come in two sizes and are a generous fit.