Leather Motel Key Tag | Houston | Manready Mercantile
Manready Mercantile's Motel Leather Key Tag is a throwback to the days when the US Post Office would return motel keys back when someone popped them in a post office box.
Made by our in-house leathersmith in Houston, Texas, out of American leather. We source the best leathers in the world and will never compromise on quality. We proudly use Wicket and Craig leather which is made in Pennsylvania and has been around since 1867.
Tip: Check out our Manready Leather Guide (below on mobile/to the left on desktop) for help when selecting color of leather.
All Manready leather goods are available in the following five Wicket and Craig leather colors: natural, light brown, medium brown, dark brown and black. Keep reading to learn more!
Natural: Being the lightest color option, these are made from vegetable tanned leather, or "veg tanned" leather. Vegetable tanned leather is naturally dyed with materials like tree bark and plants, producing a beige color. Free of coloring or chromates, this leather will age, or "patina" over time. Factors that will affect the appearance of veg-tanned leather are sunlight, oils from your skin, oiling it, liquids touching it, and time... Needless to say, veg-tanned leather only gets better with time! Many folks even like to document the aging process with pictures to see the change that occurs.
Light Brown: Our most popular color option, these are made from harness leather, and are a warm, tan color. Please note that harness leather has a slight wax-type feel to the touch and shows light abrasions easily. This is actually Travis's favorite as it looks incredible with age. (The more roughed up the better!)
Medium Brown: This color has an orange-brown hue, commonly known as "chestnut brown". We use bridal leather for this style.
Dark Brown: Our dark brown coasters are a classic, chocolate color, and are made with bridal leather. You can't go wrong with this color.
Black: Being our darkest color option, these are made with bridal leather.