HIGHLAND DRESS DEPARTMENT
Leather Merchant
J. Wood Leathers Ltd

We’ve updated, and it seems not a moment too soon!

After a whole decade using our previous website we finally decided it was time for change! Out with the old and in with the new! We’ve modernised, cleaned out the clutter and re-built everything from the ground up. All in an effort to make it easier for you to navigate and find the leather you need.

The first big change you will notice is that we have completely separated the two aspects of what we do at J. Wood Leathers. You will now find all of our Highland Wear, Hire Wear and Men’s wear over at our sister website: www.jwoodhighland.co.uk

We’ve listed some brand new leather ranges, including the Montana, Airedale, Nidderdale and Moto, alongside our returning classics such as Apache, Rio Waxy Pull up and Country. More will be added over the coming weeks and months, so be sure to check back regularly. All of our leathers are now listed individually in the “Leathers, Hides & Skins” drop down menu. On each leather page, we have tried to present the essential information including thickness, cut, average skin size and colours, in a clear and easy to read table. You will find the same table on every page making it easy for you to compare and contrast the different articles. Please note, that due to shear volume, not all of the leathers we do are listed online, so if you can’t find what you’re looking for- please don’t hesitate to contact us.

All of the photographs used on our website are new and original.  We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the photographs offer the best possible representation of our leathers. They were all taken on site, by a professional photographer, using state of the art equipment. With each and every image it was our aim to capture the very nature of that particular article, down to the smallest detail. No editing software has been used to correct or enhance the photos- so you can see creases, stretch marks, scars, holes and brands – this is the natural nature of leather. 

If you’re just starting out, you know what you want to make, but not necessarily the best leather for the job, then please check out the “Uses for Leather” drop down menu. Here we list some of the more common applications for the leathers we stock, including but not limited to: “Satchels, Handbags & Luggage” “Garments & Clothing” and “Shoes, Boots & Footwear”. On each of these “uses” pages, we have listed the leathers which we would recommend for each of these products. But depending on the specific product you’re trying to make, some of the recommended leathers will be more suitable than others. So please, take a look around, check out our listed range and if you’re still not sure, if you have any questions or queries, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our staff have a combined experience of over 30 years, and we’re always happy to help!