Light nude Nubuck
Istanbul is a place close to A Collected Man, and we are indebted to this stunning city and its fantastic food culture for many reasons. As a result, we chose to give this name to one of our favourite straps, whose colours reminds us of the city’s stones at dawn.
The Istanbul is our lightest-coloured strap, together with its suede counterpart, the Lucca. The nude colour and its matching stitching adds a cool counterpart to the warmer toned rose gold cases, used by A. Lange & Söhne, but also makes a subtle, understated match with the cold hue of platinum cases.
Produced using a hardwearing taurillon nubuck leather carefully tanned to a warm light nude colour, Istanbul is created from the very best part of the hide. Then, through a production process of sanding, it is given its soft, tactile feel.
Sourced from the finest tanneries in France and Italy, handcrafted in France and Belgium, and then passing through a strict quality control process, this smooth calfskin strap comes to us from the best European manufactures.
Length of the regular strap: 110 + 75 mm (4.33 + 2.95 in.)
Length of the short strap: 105 + 70 mm (4.13 + 2.76 in.)
Lug/buckle width: 18-19-20-21mm with 16mm buckle
Lug/buckle width: 20/22mm with 18mm buckle
As with all our nubuck straps, Istanbul is fitted with a quick change spring-bar, making that next strap change all the easier.
Straps may be returned within 14 days of purchase, provided they remain completely unworn and in their original, unopened packaging.