George Cleverley

Passport Holder, 1786 Russian Hide Collection

$ 575
  • Product Notes

    It simply doesn’t do to go through the departure gates without brandishing at least one rakish accoutrement as you go, and this G.J. Cleverley Russian reindeer hide passport holder is perfect for the job.


    For any questions and styling advice, please contact us at: shop@therakemagazine.com.

  • Size Notes

    Height – 5.25″ (13 cm).


    Width – 3.75″ (9.5 cm).

  • Materials and Care Notes

    Made in England


    100% Leather.

  • Delivery & returns

    This product is in the UK. It will be dispatched in 3 working day(s).


    We very much hope that you'll enjoy your purchases. Should you need to return an item, we'll happily collect it from your home or office free of charge.


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The Story

It simply doesn’t do to go through the departure gates without brandishing at least one rakish accoutrement as you go, and this G.J. Cleverley Russian reindeer hide passport holder is perfect for the job.

Cleverley’s affiliation with Russian reindeer hide is something of a mythic tale – in 1973 the house secured a supply of extraordinary 18th century Russian reindeer hides that were found by deep sea divers in the hull of a sunken trade brigantine off the South Coast of England, and which conditions on the seabed had miraculously preserved for some 200 years.

The hides had been cured in baths of rye or oat flour and yeast, hand embossed with a cross-hatched grain and then soaked in seal oil and birch tan oil – yielding an extraordinary leather which is both supremely durable and malleable, perfect for fine shoemaking and for the crafting of superior leather goods, even after some two centuries on the sea bed.

Handmade in London to Cleverley’s exacting standards, you’ll struggle to find a more rare or precious passport holder, nor an item that brings with it such a rich history.



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