The DaVarg Experience 

Elegance. Character. Durability


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elegance

/ˈeləɡəns/

the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; style.

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character

/ˈkerəktər/

the quality of being individual, typically in an interesting or unusual way.

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durability

/ˌd(y)o͝orəˈbilədē/

the ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage over time. 


Elegance, Character & Durability

Handcrafting with full-grain leather 

Design & Function


In DaVarg, no detail is too small to be overlooked and every feature is designed and crafted to function together seamlessly.The natural full grain leather has corners and curves precise cut. The hand made red-line stitches are set at an exact distance from leather edges. The Spartan helmet logo faces left and the solid brass hardware has the antique look to mature gracefully alongside leather.

Full-grain Leather


Vegetable-tanned, full-grain leather has a touch, feel and scent that gets better with everyday wear.DaVarg chose such full-grain leather from select tanneries, and transforms them with specific shades and the proprietary back coating. This leather is uncommon and expensive. Give them some care and attention, they are going to develop character and mature gracefully.

Veg Tanning


Over the human history, vegetable tanning process has been transforming raw hides into durable, elegant leather.Today vegetable tanning has become a specialized art, undertaken only by a few select tanneries. Of all tanning methods, it is the most traditional and recognizable - and the only process DaVarg uses due to the unique characteristics of veg-tan leather. DaVarg has commissioned few of the tanneries who still specialize in vegetable tanning to provide the leather to our exacting standards.

Saddle Stitching


Looking at the perfect red-line stitches, it would be believe they are made by hand.Every stitch on DaVarg leather is hand made, using two needles and a single thread. The thread ends are pulled and hand set with equal tension. These criss-crossing threads create an unbreakable bond , that rival the strength and durability of stitches made by a sewing machine.

Back Coating


The back side of Davarg leather is also coated with a specially formulated layer that bonds the corium fibers together.In most leathers, the corium of leather is often left unfinished, causing it to attract moisture, get stained, or have its fibers quickly come loose. At DaVarg we find this undesirable, and developed proprietary coating to give the corium a neat finish.

Edge Finishing


Leather edge finishing is more than just edge coating.A well prepared edge seals the cut edges of leather and binds the corium fibers from come loose with everyday use. Our multistep edge finishing process ensures that the leather edge will continue to look well finished even after years of everyday use.

Hardware


With exacting designs and crafting, DaVarg minimizes the need for hardware. But when necessary, they are chosen with great consideration.The corrosion resistant naval grade brass chosen for rivets, loops and buckles develops an aged patina, especially as it ages along with leather. The DaVarg logo on select hardware is a testament to the attention to detail and our commitment to create articles that lasts forever.


The Spartan Helmet

DaVarg Emblem

The Spartan Helmet symbolizes the spirit of DaVarg and is branded deep into leather grains in every article. 


Created specifically for Castello DaVarg, the emblem depicts the Spartan warrior in the helmet - and embodies the character and personality and the attention to detail afforded to every DaVarg article. 




Grain


The top epidermal layer of hide preserved through the tanning process.

The grain layer in full-grain leather retains the character of the natural hide.


Look closely, and we can see full grain resembles our on skin. Since vegetable tanning preserves this layer, even with every day wear and use, the grain matures and develops further character.

Sheen


The soft luster on a grain surface of leather, that gets enhanced with wear and usage.

The natural sheen of un-buffed grain develops further with the right conditioning and usage.


Together with the grain and pull-up, the sheen differentiates DaVarg leather into elegant maturing material that develops character with care and wear.


Pull-up


The variation of leather shade on the grain surface as leather is flexed or stretched.

Pull effect in full grain leather often noticed as natural unevenness in the leather shades.


This multi-tone patina gets pronounced as the grain is stretched as leather is bent or pulled. This variations and patina is what gives leather its natural character.


Elegance, Character & Durability

Handcrafting with full-grain leather 

Makers Mark 


The DaVarg Markers Mark is unique. Set in a circular motif with Spartan helmet emblem, it reminds the mantra behind every article - Castello DaVarg. Full-grain Leather. Crafted in USA.

Branding


Embossing the DaVarg emblem on the full grain leather is an intricate manual process. The leather is aligned carefully to with the logo facing left. And with controlled pressure and temperature, the brass die is pressed deep into the grain.

Serial Number


Hidden inside the DaVarg article is a unique identifier that marks of the article's origin and pedigree; enabling us to trace the date of crafting, the leather batches and the artisans who crafted it.

Personalization


DaVarg developed an 'Old Standard' typeface with two custom 'chevrons' to create a classic style monogram that blends with the design and character of full-grain leather. The monogram is deep embossed into the grain to create a permanent personal statement.

DaVarg Guarantee 

Commitment. It is a state of mind.

At Castello DaVarg, we create articles to last forever and want you to cherish them as they mature gracefully in your care and wear. 


Should we ever fall short of your expectations, just let us know and we will make it right. That is our promise and commitment embossed deep in every DaVarg Article.


Enhancing and Preserving Leather

DaVarg Leather Shades

DaVarg leather comes in five distinct shades. The shades are chosen to retain the natural character of grain, yet enhance the pull-up and sheen.The shades are imparted with penetrating dyes that go deep into the leather's grain and corium interface. Unlike other synthetic coatings on artificial leather, these dyes do not cover the individual leather grains, rather they give them a deep multi-tone patina that enhances the elegance and character.


Designed & Crafted

United States of America


NEROLI LUMIERE

I am very proud to announce that we are now stocking the wonderful 100% Natural Bastide Cologne - Neroli Lumiere.

Bastide Colognes are lovingly handcrafted using only natural and organic ingredients which are home grown and 100% free from pesticides.  It is gentle to the most sensitive of skins.  People with Psoriasis and even Eczema have amazing things to say about these products.

All of the Bastide Colognes are 100% guaranteed to be free from chemicals, preservatives, artificial fragrances, paragons or SLS. Besides, they are never tested on animals.

THERE'S A CHILL IN THE AIR

Hoodies, hot cocoa, boots, jeans, cuddling, crisp air, flushed cheeks. I live for Autumn.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Where do your products come from?

We only source merchandise from socially responsible businesses with ethical manufacturing practices. Our branded products are manufactured in the United States, China, India, Pakistan, El Salvador, and Guatemala. 

Unless otherwise mentioned all apparel decoration is done in the United States on blanks from the above countries.We only source merchandise from socially responsible businesses with ethical manufacturing practices.

Are purchases tax deductible?

All of the purchase price of the item goes directly to funding the cost of the merchandise and the shop overhead, therefore we're not able to provide a tax receipt for any of the purchase. 

You can make a donation to the  GemFoundation ,  which may be tax deductible in the country where you donate from, by visiting  donate.gemfoundation.org.

Will my order get to me without any issues?

We use USPS (United States Postal Service), FedEx and DHL for deliveries inside the United States and abroad. All of our shipments leave the United States and will likely spend time in the customs for the country where the shipment arrives. We cannot provide any customs clearance estimates, but in most cases, shipments may spend anywhere from one to three days in customs. 

IMPORTANT:  Any customs or import duties are charged once the order reaches its destination country and must be paid by the recipient of the order.

Why don't you accept my currency?

Right now we're able to show dozens of global currencies to give you a sense of how our prices convert into other currencies. We're working to implement new payment systems that will allow us to accept not only different currencies, but also dozens of different regional payment systems. So while the content of your cart may currently be displayed in your local currency, the Gem Stores process all orders in USD at the most current exchange rate

Will my shirt fit? How do you think about sizes?

We've worked hard to ensure that the sizes we offer will work for many different shapes and sizes of customers from all over the world. We offer products that come in a range of shapes, including Unisex and Women's' styles in a full range of typical U.S. style sizes (small through 4XL).  Each product is different, so make sure to check the sizing guide in each page, as some products may be very fitted. As we introduce new products, we'll add even more information about product fits and sizes.

What about shipping and delivery?

Our fulfillment partner fulfills orders within 1 business day (Mon-Fri), a timeline which does not include Weekends or Holidays. Please remember that the delivery of your order is the responsibility of the shipping carrier (USPS, Fedex, DHL). 

Once a package leaves our fulfillment center, you must reach out directly to the shipping carrier selected during checkout to resolve delivery issues. You should have your tracking number ready when reaching out to the shipping carrier.

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OUR MISSION

It always has been a project rooted in my passion for design. It’s not about reinventing the wheel, but about creating for its own sake, and making better versions of the products I want to own and use. This mindset of creation and attention to detail has allowed us to find success in unconventional ways, and to pioneer our own path as we’ve grown into a full brand.

Sandra I. Weir
Founder of Primrose Apparel

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