Rustic leathers to liven the senses

S.W. James Vintage Leathers

s.w. James love our vintage leather Chesterfield and sofa range

We have strived to find a vintage leather that gives a slightly worn, beautifully rugged, ‘lived in’ look to any Chesterfield, leather sofa or chair that it covers.

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S.W. James Leathers

the story of our vintage leather

From old, pre-loved Chesterfield sofa’s we have had the joy of encountering along our travels, to rugged, distressed leather sofas that ooze character, our search for the perfect vintage leather came from our love of beautiful old pieces of leather furniture.

Furniture you can tell has lived an interesting life so far and has taken on more than a few scrapes along the way. We wanted to achieve that look for a selection of Chesterfields in our S.W. James range.

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See the love that goes into our furniture

We want you to be proud to say you have an S.W. James & Co. in your home.

A personal service

Hand Made Just For You

We are happy to personally walk you through the entire process of owning your own handmade sofa. When your new S.W. James arrives it will be a piece you can truly call your own.

Stunning vintage leathers

S.W. James Leathers – Vintage

A love of aged, vintage leather

At S.W. James we love beautiful old pieces of leather furniture. Furniture that’s so full of life you know, if it could talk, would have many good stories to share.

We love to study the rich character of the old leather that covers these items of furniture, and we wanted to achieve this vintage leather look for our own Chesterfields.

Vintage leathers merging the old with the new

S.W. James Leathers – Vintage

Leather with real character

Great vintage leather bears all the characteristics of an old, worldly friend. A friend that’s lived a long, happy life and has seen many things along their travels.

With its fair share of aged hallmarks such as cracks, scars, folds and wrinkles developed over its lifetime, vintage leather gains a softer, warmer more welcoming feel. It’s worn, ‘lived in’ surface reflects the many stories of its adventures.

handmade vintage chesterfields

S.W. James Leathers – Vintage

The S.W. James Vintage Leather Range

Inspired by our love of this worn, ‘lived in’ classic leather we introduced our own vintage leather range. This range bears all the hallmarks of the beautifully aged leather we have seen on our travels. From new, this leather looks old and only gets better with time.

Our Vintage Leather Range

our s.w. james vintage leather Chesterfield sofa range

We offer our large range of Chesterfields and vintage leather sofas in a selection of vintage leather colours.
From dark brown to tan, to black and honey.
Learn more on this page or click here to see our Chesterfields or to see our vintage leather sofas, click here.

View No.2 in Vintage

Vintage leather No.2 2 seater Chesterfield

Our Vintage Leather Range

our s.w. james no.3 vintage leather chesterfield sofa

Shown in vintage dark brown leather

View No.3 in Vintage

Vintage leather No.3 3 seater Chesterfield

Our Vintage Leather Range

exclusive to s.w. James
our no.4 vintage leather Chesterfield sofa is made for comfort

Shown here in vintage dark brown leather. Available in 4 vintage leather colours and a range of other leathers and wools.

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Vintage leathers meets comfort and home design

Our Vintage Leather Range

our s.w. james no.6 vintage leather sofa

Shown in vintage dark brown leather

View No.6 in Vintage

Vintage leather No.6 3 seater vintage leather sofa

Our Vintage Leather Range

our s.w. james no.10 vintage leather sofa

Shown in vintage dark brown leather

View No.6 in Vintage

Vintage leather sofa No.10 3 seater

Our Vintage Leather Range

the s.w. james vintage 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, armchair or wingback chair 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 buttons below.
Finally, if you would like to see how we make our vintage Chesterfields and sofas, please watch our short video.

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dark brown vintage leather sofa swatch

Colour Range

Dark Brown

Dark brown is our most popular vintage leather colour in the range. The rich colour looks beautiful on any of our Chesterfield sofas or armchairs.

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Honey, light brown vintage leather

Colour Range

Honey Vintage Leather

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Colour Range

Bridal Vintage Leather

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black vintage leather Chesterfield sofa swatch

Colour Range

Black Vintage Leather

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Rated 4.8/5 On TrustPilot

03 August 2018

Absolutely delighted with our new sofa

Absolutely delighted with our new sofa, sofabed and chairs! Superb quality in design, manufacture and materials, looks stunning, and soooo comfortable. Could not recommend more highly. British craftsmanship at its best! Thank you for the excellent service and advice.

Helen Oliver

04 August 2018

Such a nice team!

Ordered our new suite with SWJames and these guys were great the whole way through. They helped us choose a beautiful red wool that goes perfectly with our living room. Their Chesterfields look amazing in red and the wool was a perfect alternative to leather. Started off with a combination in mind but eventually ended up with a sofa, sofa bed and chair that fit the space so well. You can't even tell its a sofa bed!! Chose casters for the feet which is great for hoovering. Love that they add their little union flag on each piece, beautifully handmade pieces by British Craftsmen. So glad I talked with these guys and got their advice, couldn't be happier.

Lucy Black

09 August 2018

Thank you Warren and your excellent team of craftsmen

When our sofa maker went bust we searched the internet and found SW James and asked whether they could help us with a Chesterfield sofa bed. The service we received was fantastic...they produced exactly the same sofa for us and even hand delivered it through an upstairs window and it is perfect! We would recommend this company to absolutely everybody we know. Thank you Warren and your excellent team of craftsmen.

Piers Smart

15 August 2018

Even better than expected

Warren called me as soon as I'd made my order on the site. He was really helpful and informative. I was impressed by his friendly and informed approach, he explained how the order was going to be made for me by hand and how the sofa will be delivered. The delivery team were excellent on the day of delivery and had my sofa in place really quickly. I simply love our new no2 sofa. This is my first Sw James and I'm so happy with it. I recommend this company. I will return again soon.


17 August 2018

SW James are fantastic I cannot fault the service

SW James are fantastic I cannot fault the service I received from them. Warren is a Gent and goes that extra mile.

We had oiginally ordered from another company that subsequently went bust. Warren did everything he could to help us from our initial contact and custom made a piece to our specification. He kept in touch every step of the way.

I would never consider another company when buying a chesterfield. Beautiful, handcrafted furniture with faultless service. Thanks for everything

Jamie Overson

21 August 2018

I ordered a chesterfield sofa from s w…

I ordered a chesterfield sofa from s w James they were so helpful and couldn't do enough to help.When it arrived I was so please with the workmanship that went into making the sofa. I'm so happy with s w James that I have now decided to purchase a matching chesterfield armchair I would with out doubt recommend this company. Mrs Rawlings

Mrs Paulette Rawlings

18 September 2018

Great service from order to delivery

It is rare in this day and age to receive a quality of product as this ( 3 seater no. 10) with brilliant communication and a delivery team who overcame a tricky obstacle to get this into my home. Absolutely superb from start to finish.

Sunil Patel

03 December 2018

A uniformly excellent experience from…

A uniformly excellent experience from first website view to post-delivery email. Superb.

James Woking

04 December 2018

Simply wonderful service and products. The highest of recommendations.

The company has consistently delivered high quality customer support through frequent communication informing me of the delivery and care of the products. They have also maintained a human feel through treating me as a Person and not another number. The quality of the furniture is wonderfully high and every visitor has commented on their finish and comfort. I would highly recommend this company and I hope to be ordering more from them in the future.


05 December 2018

These guys go above and beyond and I…

These guys go above and beyond and I would certainly shop here again without hesitation.

Musson Family

08 December 2018

My experience of SW James was wonderful…

My experience of SW James was wonderful from beginning to end. Their customer service, obvious love of their products and dedication to their business was very apparent and made choosing and purchasing my sofas and the bespoke window seat cushion they designed and produced for me a joy. We are delighted with the Chesterfields and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SW James to anyone.


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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.

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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.