Heritage leathers to liven the senses

S.W. James Leathers

our heritage leather range

Our Heritage range represents the softest and most luxurious leather we can offer.

A carefully waxed and polished finish brings out the natural beauty of the thoughtfully selected hides. Heritage leather adds an elegant and refined touch to any Chesterfield sofa or chair it covers.

S.W. James Leathers

Introducing the most luxurious, softest leather in our range

At S.W. James we love the Heritage range. It offers a luxurious and beautifully soft contrast to our rugged ‘lived-in’, vintage leathers. If you are in search of a more refined and traditional looking finish for your S.W. James, this leather will provide the sumptuous luxury you are looking for.

The S.W. James Heritage range comes in a rich, dark colour palette.

Stunning rustic leathers

S.W. James Leathers – Heritage

Luxuriously Soft Leather

Only the most carefully selected hides are used for this range. Unlike lesser leathers, this allows for each separate hide to be used in its most natural state, with minimal treatment. Allowing the leather hide to retain its natural, luxuriously soft feel.

Rustic leathers merging the old with the new

S.W. James Leathers – Heritage

Beautifully Oiled and Waxed

During the colour treatment process, this leather is rested in oil to make it beautifully soft to the touch. The surface of the leather is then gently waxed to provide a glowing sheen.

handmade heritage leather chesterfields

S.W. James Leathers – Heritage

Leather in its most Natural state

By honouring the natural characteristics the hides collect over time (scars, blemishes, marks) – each piece of furniture covered in Heritage leather gains its own inconsistent charm and beauty.

Colour Range

our s.w. James No.2 in heritage leather

Shown in heritage red leather

Rustic leathers meets timeless design

Colour Range

the s.w. james heritage leather colour range

All our leathers come in hand selected colour palettes curated by the S.W. James team. Each colour has been deliberately selected to provide shades and blends that look different on every Chesterfield sofa or armchair we produce.

To truly understand why our S.W. James leathers are so beautiful you need to experience them. You need to touch them, smell the rich fragrance of the Italian leather. You also need to see the intense colour of the leather for yourself, to get a true feel for how it will look and how it will fit into your room.

To do this, simply request some free swatches by clicking the button below.

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2 weather chesterfield in teak leather

Colour Range

Teak Leather

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Chesterfield in Heritage Dark Oak leather

Colour Range

Dark Oak Heritage Leather

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Chesterfield in Heritage Black leather

Colour Range

Black Heritage Leather

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Chesterfield in Heritage Red leather

Colour Range

Red Heritage Leather

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Talk to the team at S.W. James

The S.W. James Team

we’re here to help

We know ordering your own handmade Chesterfield or vintage sofa is a very personal decision and we know you will have questions before you decide to choose an S.W. James of your own. We are here to help, and we work closely with you throughout every step of the production process to ensure you are 100% happy with your new S.W. James when it arrives in your home.

We’re a passionate team and we love to talk about our Chesterfields and vintage sofas. As a result, if you have questions before you order, or at any point during production, just ask. You will always talk directly with Warren and the other business founders.

Call the team today for a friendly chat on

+44 (0)161 359 5462

Or email Warren and the team by clicking here : warren@swjames.com.

Our office hours are Mon- Fri 9am to 6pm, Saturdays 10am to 6pm, Sundays 10am to 4pm. Feel free to call any time. If the office is closed just leave a short message and we will call you back as soon as possible. Alternatively email us any time you like.