Menswear

6
June
2018

Men’s bag, practicality and elegance

Who ever said that the bag is only a female accessory? For work or for a trip, practicality and elegance are essential for him too. Certainly a bag does not affect masculinity and does not reduce the charm of a man, on the contrary! If the bag is of quality and elegant, its presence makes the man even more interesting!

Shoulder bag or bag with handles?

It depends on the style and on how you prefer to move: the shoulder strap is more casual and ensures greater flexibility in movements; the hand bag is more classic and elegant and can be used as a document, PC or tablet holder, perfect for the office.

Even men, in fact, have to bring with them keys, mobile phones, maybe newspapers and documents, let’s add a bottle of water (especially in this season), maybe the lunch and who knows what else … Reason why even men need a bag.

Which color and size?

The advice is to opt for the classic colors: black, brown, gray, cachy, military green.

Smooth bags are better, without too many logos and decorations, suitable for different occasions. A leather bag is the best choice, perfect for any occasion, travel or work.

When choosing the size, do not hesitate to try the bag in front of the mirror, in order to carefully see if it fits your style, if it is the right size, if it has the right capacity for your needs.

The right choice

Do you have doubts? You have to know that the leather bag is the right choice between the canvas bag, more informal and casual, and the classic bag, which is not for everyone.

The best thing of the leather bag is that it matches perfectly with a pair of jeans, as well as with jacket and tie. It gives character to the look, it is roomy, functional and resistant, like all the accessories made with this material.

In short, choosing genuine and quality leather, you will have practicality and elegance in one fell swoop!

 

16
May
2018

The beauties of the San Lorenzo market

It is difficult to think of describing the many beauties of the San Lorenzo market in an article of a few lines but we try, because this exhibition space deserves at least one visit, if you are in Florence, and is one of the most particular and typical places where you can meet flavors and genuinely Tuscan perfumes, shopping and having an exceptional setting for your last selfie!

 

The two sections of the market

 

The San Lorenzo Market is exactly divided into two parts: one inside, known as the Central Market and dedicated mainly to food, shops, restaurants and fast food, and the other outdoor section, organized around to the Central Market building, a glass and cast-iron structure built towards the end of the 19th century by Giuseppe Mengoni, the architect of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.

 

A taste experience

 

Fruits and vegetables, bread and pastry, chocolate and honey, fresh fish, fried meatballs, meat and sausages, cheese, pizza and fresh pasta, wine shop, lampredotto, sorbets and ice creams … All the activities of the Central Market are conducted by artisanal traders that have in common the passion for their profession. Going from here is a real dip in tradition, in good Tuscan and Italian cuisine, with its quality ingredients, a place for gourmets who want to experience a unique, tasteful experience.

It can be a good idea, between a museum and a church, to put on your march the visit to the San Lorenzo Market, perhaps at lunchtime or even for dinner, so as to taste the delicacies of Tuscan cuisine (they are about 500 seats available inside) and let yourself be tempted by the various tastes.

 

The paradise of the skin

 

Outside, among the streets that wind around the covered market, you can indulge in admiring leather objects, mostly ceramic artifacts and other local products, clothes, scarves, small ornaments, stationery objects, magnets and all kinds of cadeau to take home as a souvenir of your tour in Florence. But do not forget that at the San Lorenzo Market you can find many leather goods to complete your favorite look: bags, clutch bags, belts, wallets, jackets and jackets. The local craftsmanship here is really on display, it does not seem a gamble to call it “the leather’s paradise”.

 

You just have to choose

 

Allow us a tip: if you are willing to make serious purchases, first make a list of what you are looking for, if you need to give gifts, and allow yourself enough time to take a look at the various stalls before deciding what to buy, and plan a “extra budget” for a last deal, just for you!

There are so many options to choose from and without spending too much money, you will certainly find very tasty souvenirs for you and your friends. This part of the San Lorenzo Market is open every day, from Tuesday to Saturday. Enjoy your visit!

4
April
2018

Unmissable accessory: the leather backpack

Resistant and stylish, it has an extra gear. The leather backpack is an unmissable travel companion for those who love practicality and elegance.

For those who follow fashion, but do not want to give up comfort at work, at school or in their spare time, the leather backpack is a capacious accessory, versatile and suitable for all ages. There is none: life is consumed with a backpack on your shoulder!

For her

The women’s leather backpack is very topical and has definitely passed the shoulder bag. Black or brown for the classic woman, colored or metal for those who want to be glam and loves to amaze, decorated or fantasy for the most ironic and cheeky woman. In its different styles and colors, and in different designs, the leather backpack has an extra gear and an answer for all tastes, even for the most demanding women, who never travel in lightness!

For him

Even the man does not give up the practicality and style of the backpack in leather, to carry by hand or on the shoulder pc, tablet, documents and what is needed to make the routine work. The convenience of the pockets, internal or external, depending on the various models, offers the possibility to distribute the content without going crazy during the search for keys or smartphone.

For everyone

In the many versions available today – with padded shoulder straps, vintage effect or more minimal design, fantasy or with visible stitching – the leather backpack is a “cool” accessory that can make everyone happy. The backpack gives the possibility to have free hands, to run when you are about to lose the train or the subway, to hug the friend met on the street, to casually shake the hand to the boss when leaving the office, to bring with you everything you need without feeling “unbalanced” and above all of being fashion, giving yourself a tone, in every day. And it is the leather that gives that touch of refinement!

21
March
2018

The secrets of leather processing

Leather processing is a fascinating and very ancient practice, dating back to prehistoric times, when man used this material to cover and cope with everyday needs. Sumerians, Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, many peoples have left us evidence of how the leather was a central part of their life and how these civilizations worked and used it in various ways.

Leather, a life partner

We can therefore say that leather has always been a precious companion of human life. It is no coincidence that it is a sought-after and widely used raw material for making garments, shoes, bags and other accessories, even jewelery. But what are the secrets to obtain high quality items, able to really make the difference?

The secret for quality items

In order to obtain high-quality objects that last over time, two things are essential:

  • the choice
  • the cut of the leather

After evaluating the selection and cutting of the leather, it will be subjected to conservation processes through dehydration, with the aim of keeping it in good condition, in fact, excellent condition until the tanning operations are started. Preservation can take place in various ways: by drying in air on stretched skins, salting with denatured sea salt, pickling by immersion and fulling in a bath saturated with denatured sea salt to which sulfuric acid is added.

From tanning to final processing

With the term tanning we mean the steps to which the skins of animals are subjected to make them rot-proof and transform them into leather.

Before moving on to the actual tanning operations, which serve to give the leather greater resistance to wear, maximum water resistance and maximum porosity to air and water vapor (sweat), we proceed to the preparation, washing and soaking of the skin (a treatment to eliminate foreign substances). The following steps in the processing of leather are: depilation, calcination and splitting up to trimming, deliming, degreasing, pickling and washing. These are all essential steps to achieve the desired thickness and thus create high-quality leather objects.

8
June
2017

Add a small leather wallet to your accessories

Which leather wallet to choose

 

Italian handmade leather wallets ooze charm and elegance in equal measure. Designed and made from “A” class leather, they offer a must-have accessory for men who like quality items. The question small or large leather wallet, which one to choose, depends on individual taste and use. There is a huge range of styles and sizes of leather wallets to choose from, each handmade to be practical as well as fashionable. These everyday accessories are robust, elegant and functional, perfect for the man about town.

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