The DaVarg Principle
Elegance. Character. Durability.
DaVarg Principle: Nº 1
Full Grain Leather. Handcrafted. Made in USA.
Full Grain Leather
Experience the elegance, character and durability of full grain leather as it matures gracefully.
Every cut, every curve and every stitch is in DaVarg articles are designed with precision for function.
Handmade in USA
Every DaVarg article is designed and handcrafted in the USA with saddle stitching and finishing.
Creating the DaVarg Experience
From the highest grade vegetable tanned full-grain to hand made saddle stitches, from deep embossed logo to graphite finish edges, a lot of attention goes into every detail to create the DaVarg experience.
Design & Function
In DaVarg articles, no detail is too small to be overlooked. 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 matures gracefully alongside leather.
Full-grain Veg Tan Leather
DaVarg exclusively uses vegetable tanned full grain leather. Veg-tan leather has the elegant mature grain layer and the well developed corium layer that makes it durable. While such leather is neither plenty nor inexpensive, DaVarg has commissioned few tanneries who still specialize in vegetable tanning to provide the leather to our exacting standards.
Red-line Saddle Stitching
Every stitch on DaVarg leather is hand made, using two needles and a single thread. The thread ends are pulled and set with equal tension by hand. These criss-crossing threads create a durable bond that rival the strength and durability of stitches made by a sewing machine. Looking at our perfect red-line stitches, it would be tough to believe they are hand stitched.
The back side of Davarg leather is 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.
The graphite finish edges not only looks good, but also makes the edges more durable. However, our leather edging is more than just edge coating. A well prepared edge seals the cut leather and binds the corium fibers from come loose with everyday use. Our multistep edging process ensures that the leather edge will continue to look well finished even after years of everyday use.
We don't always use hardware, but when we do we ensure it matches with the character of full grain leather. The corrosion resistant naval grade brass 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 a lifetime.
Born in Texas. Made in United States
DaVarg Principle: Nº 7
Handcrafting leather is neither easy nor inexpensive. But the character and elegance it creates is cherished long after the effort and cost is forgotten.
graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; style.
being individual, typically in an interesting or unusual way.
ability withstand wear, pressure, or damage over time.
Handcrafting with Leather
Crafted with Time
Handcrafting leather takes time; in fact, it could take several days. Every stitch is hand made with two needles and single thread. Every edge is coated and finished by hand. The logo, makers mark and the register number are all applied manually, one article at a time. Once finished, they are aged for several days by applying the EEVE's conditioning balm.
Durability of Leather
Cherish it a Lifetime
Natural full grain leather under proper care would survive decades, if not centuries. This durability is due to the interwoven grain-corium layer structure and ability to manage the level of moisture to stay supple. DaVarg uses this unique structure to the full advantage. The grain enhances the character and elegance while the corium provides the durable support.
The DaVarg Guarantee
Commitment. A DaVarg state of mind.
Castello DaVarg & Company creates leather that develop a lifetime bond with you and we 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 that accompanies every DaVarg Article.
DaVarg Principle: Nº 21
There are no easy roads to great character. It take takes time, practice, patience and an uncompromising conviction.
No Calf Skin Leather
Let Calves be Calves
Castello DaVarg would never use calf skin leather in our articles- no matter how soft and supple they could be. This principle of using only mature full-grain hide stems from the fact that mature leather has more character and durability than calf lather.
Scent of Leather
The Allure of Aroma
Natural veg-tan leather has a characteristic spicy, woody aroma. This aroma is a blend of scent of tree tannins used in the tanning and the scent of hide fibers. This rich warm aroma further adds to the character and elegance of leather.
Leather to Cherish a Lifetime
A Lifetime Bond with DaVarg
From the moment you see and sense the scent of full grain leather and experience the handcrafted perfection, you will start developing a lifetime relationship with your DaVarg article.
Every mark and every fold you make on it further adds to its uniqueness and personality, as it becomes your constant companion. This is why DaVarg does not make any compromises that can come in between that special bond.
DaVarg Principle: Nº 32
Obtain the best leather we can afford. Life is too short for cheap leather.
The Spartan Way
A spartan warrior embodies the minimalistic with a less is better principle. Created with 11 stokes, the emblem is deep embossed into leather grains at a precise temperature and pressure to develop a three dimensional effect.
Perfect Handmade Stitches
The handmade stitches in DaVarg is made with a red-line, high tensile strength thread. These perfectly aligned stitches with subtle contrast sets apart DaVarg's saddle stitching from those machine-made stitches with thinner threads.
DaVarg Principle: Nº 19
Many get old with age. Few mature gracefully.
Leather that matures with you
Mature Gracefully, My Friend.
Natural leather has the unique feature of maturing with everyday wear. The grain patterns develop with folds and creases along with the sheen and pull-up on well used areas. The edges will round out and its natural character takes on the personality of its owner, creating an everlasting bond. With the special hand made stitching and finishing DaVarg leather is going to mature along with you.
Enhancing and preserving Leather
5 Custom 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.
DaVarg Principle: Nº 34
Be different and distinct. After all, there is only one you.
Enhancing Elegance, Character & Durability
Distinct. Created just for you.
From the highest grade full-grain vegetable tanned leather to saddle stitches, and from deep embossed logo to graphite finish edges, a lot of attention goes to every detail to create the DaVarg experience.
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.
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.
The character of leather and hand crafting ensures that every DaVarg article is unique. A unique Register Number marks this individuality and the origin and pedigree of every article. It also enable us to trace the date of crafting, the leather batches and the artisans who crafted it.
The Makers Mark
The Markers Mark is specifically designed as a seal of commitment. Set in a circular motif with Spartan helmet emblem, it reminds the mantra behind every article : Castello DaVarg. Full-grain Leather. Crafted in USA.