Clemence is the hide of the young bull. It's quite soft and squishy and a little heavier than togo.
Togo is the hide of the adult bull. The grains are a little smaller than clemence and the leather has an altogether crisper feel. Togo holds the shape better than clemence.
Both leathers are gorgeous IMO and it is a personal preference which one you would choose. IMHO clemence is perhaps a little less suitable for a bigger bag, but that is a completely personal preference, as some people just love the 'very relaxed' look on a Birkin for isntance.
i have to say i can see the differance in the way the bag evolves my togo keeps its shape more and has a much nicer feel ,when open my clemence has changed more and it slouches a bit more they are both 35 the togo is blue jean and the clemence is etoupe taking into acount that they are both from the same year i will probably not buy anything but togo i also have a black swift and its fantastic but again not counting exotics togo is the best
Clemence smells divine! lol ok I'm sounding a bit weird now. Totally agree on the colour – the colour of your choices looks extremely nice on clemence. I find the grains to be nicer on clemence, too! Ok I’m a bit bias!