Outfit

21
June
2021

Belts for men, a world to discover and understand

The universe of male belts is wider than you think, in fact there are various types of this accessory. Meanwhile we make a main distinction between two macro categories. 

Men’s formal and casual belts

The sports belts.

The sports belts are usually characterized by a rather large buckle, also are higher, (it goes from 3.8 to 4.5 cm., the higher a belt is, the more informal it will be), and are usually made of opaque and rough leather. When leather is characterized by these peculiarities it is because the outer layers of the material are used in its production. 

The formal belts.

The formal belt is mainly recognizable by its buckle. As a rule, the formal belt buckle is classy, fine, elegant and square, smaller in size than the sports one. 

The formal belt strap never exceeds 4cm, and the leather or the material used is characterized by a shiny and very soft touch. 

Usually the formal belts are produced in leather, the most prestigious ones in full grain leather

The most common shades of formal belts are brown and black, but you can also buy blue and gray, all colors can be easily combined and very sober. 

Qual è la cintura più giusta?

Not all belts are suitable for different physicality so it is good to know which is the one that suits your body most before proceeding with the purchase. 

To find out if the belt you use is usually the right one for you, you will need to take a meter and calculate how far is the most used hole and the end of the buckle. The measure that will come out will be the measure of your waist. To this measure you will need to add approximately 15 cm, and so you will know what is your correct size to buy a belt that fits perfectly to your body. 

A curiosity about belts is what etiquette says in reference to the latter. In fact, according to the etiquette, you should not use a hole at random, but the male belt must always be fastened to the third hole that is the central one. 

The evergreen of men’s belts

The belts that a man must absolutely have in his closet are indicative of three types: 

  • Casual chic belt: the belt suitable for jeans. This accessory must normally be about 4 cm high, and is in dark or very sober colors, suede leather or leather. Being a belt tending to be sporty and suitable for everyday use, you can also opt for belts textured or otherwise decorated. The buckle will certainly be larger than those of formal belts and maybe even different shapes from the square; 
  • Formal evening belt: the formal belt as above must not exceed 4 cm in height. The formal belt is not decorated but simple, sober, glossy and in dark or black or brown colors. The buckle must also be small, must not give too much in the eye and rectangular in shape; 
  • Braided belt: the braided belt is an evergreen of the summer season, and also it must not exceed 5 cm in height. Being a summer belt can also be lighter colors, such as cream, cream, or beige, the important thing is that it matches your outfits perfectly. 

Discover all our belts for men, take a look here

7
May
2021

All the shapes of the bags, what shape are you?

Which bag shape do you like best?

The hobo bag

This accessory usually has a trapeze shape or a half moon shape. The hobo model is perfect for any occasion, is rather capacious and is usually worn on the shoulder.

The doctor bag

The doctor bag is so called because it remembers the bags that the doctors used years ago. The model looks quite vintage and is extremely comfortable and practical as it is exceptionally roomy.

The messenger bag

The messenger is a must-have bag, In fact, this model is always up-to-date and its name comes from the bags that precisely use postmen to deliver mail. The messenger bag is characterized by an opening with flap and a very long shoulder strap, for this reason the accessory is very comfortable and versatile.

The shopper bag

The shopper owes its number to its resemblance to the shopping bag. In fact, this model is characterized by a rectangular shape and with two handles. The shopper bag can be worn on the shoulder or by hand. 

The pochette bag

Elegant, refined, the pochette is small in size. You can find this model in both hard and soft version. The pochette is usually used for formal situations, where there is no need to carry too many objects. The pochette bag can be closed by zipper, bruckle or flap. 

The trunk bag

The bag case is perhaps the most iconic in the world. Cornerstone of this mode certainly the classic Louis Vuitton. The case is characterized by a cylindrical shape rather capacious, equipped with handles and shoulder strap, so very versatile. 

The tote bagThe tote bag is similar to the shopper bag, in fact it is also large, has a double handle and is usually either trapezoidal or rectangular.

The clutch bag

The clutch bag is a model very similar to a pochette, in fact, this too, is small in size, and also this can be both rigid and soft. It differs from the clutch only for the closure that is strictly snap. 

The bucket bag

The bucket bag was invented by Louis Vuitton and reached the top during the 80s. This model can also be called a bag or bucket, it is rather large so it can contain numerous objects.

The saddle bag

The saddle bag is the real it bag this season. From the shape reminiscent of the saddle of a horse, the most iconic model is definitely the saddle of Dior. Very expensive but incredible!

The briefcase bag

The briefcase is a model of rectangular bag and usually rigid, used especially in the working environment. In fact, this bag gives a professional touch to your outfits, and is useful and functional because inside you can also introduce documents and sheets.

The baguette bag

This bag model was created by Fendi in the early 2000s and was immediately very successful, it is carried on the shoulder and is small and rectangular in shape.

On Florence Leather Market you can find the bag of the shape your prefer, come and take a look!

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!

9
May
2018

New: Mattia bag

His name is “Mattia”, is decisive, lively and vocated to work. In the iconic aged leather, the “Mattia” bag is a mix of practicality and femininity (it seems almost a paradox, given the name!). In fact, it combines the elegant exterior structured design with perfect organization and internal capacity.

It is a generous and capable bag, with many internal and external pockets, soft and versatile for the busy woman who can not and does not want to give up anything.

 

It is a bag that does not set limits

 

This bag has no limits: it is equipped with a long detachable shoulder strap, can be carried by hand, arm or shoulder strap for a stylish and exclusive look, or for a more casual outfit, in jeans and sneakers. It is available in various colors: dark blue, brown, leather, red, black, dark brown and dark green. The vintage effect of leather and buckles makes it even more interesting.

What kind of woman is wearing the Mattia bag?

 

The woman who chooses “Mattia” is a stubborn worker, a very busy woman, who juggles many appointments and must always have everything she needs: the cosmetic bag to make up her makeup, the agenda to update the commitments of the week, the smartphone and its charger, the tablet, the bottle of water, a snack and all you need to face an intense day of life and work. Being always in a rush, it is congenial a loyal and spacious bag, which certainly will not disappoint, because “Mattia“ always finds a space for a new addition!

 

2
May
2018

Unmissable accessory: women’s leather belt

If your strong point is the waist, why not highlight it with the right accessory?

The women’s leather belt is that touch of fancy, let’s say unfailing, that completes, enriches and gives femininity to the outfit. It is pure elegance, elegance in style and in details.

Just choose the right model among the endless possibilities: if you want to emphasize your waist, you can focus on a high belt, bust effect, which adds grit to the most essential and is perfect in combination with leather jackets, jeans or leggings and high heels . The more minimal and thin belt, perhaps with a metal buckle, is less decorative and more functional, while giving a touch of refinement to the look. You can indulge in trying the various models, the important thing is that it is leather, strictly craft.

 

Hand made

 

In the selection of accessories that enrich your wardrobe, a sophisticated and attentive woman can not deprive herself of a hand-crafted belt, cared for in every detail, such as to be unique and special, and able to transmit class and uniqueness who is wearing it. Because quality is beauty, and beauty makes you feel good!

 

Rich in qualities

 

A leather belt has multiple qualities, which make it an inevitable accessory for every woman:

– it is resistant to wear

– it is versatile

– it is soft and comfortable

– and adapts to all seasons

In short, the importance of a leather belt in life can not be denied, it can only be linked to one’s style!