Parijat Upadhyaya

Parijat Upadhyaya (PJ) is an independent patina artist, specialising in bespoke finishes for luxury and exotic leathers. The art of patina is primarily an aesthetic recreation of the natural ageing process, applied to any natural material that ages beautifully. Taking cues from abstract expressionism, PJ works with dyes, oils and waxes to find a balance between something random enough to be natural, yet with enough structure to be harmonious. He has extensive experience of working with renowned firms of Jermyn Street and Savile Row, and is also an expert on handmade, bespoke, and bench-made footwear.