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November
2016

Mens Italian leather belts to improve your outfit

High quality mens Italian leather belts

Men’s leather belts are a popular accessory for the man about town. Available in a variety of colors, high quality Italian leather belts will make your outfit look original and elegant. Whether for business or leisure, wearing these types of belts can show off your masculinity while providing a centerpiece between a shirt and trousers. How about combining a genuine Italian belt with matching shoes, a travel bag and a leather wallet? This will certainly give you the wow factor and create an impressive look. Chic, sophisticated and with their cutting edge designs, stylish mens Italian leather belts are a cut above the rest.

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16
November
2016

Simple Luxury With Leather Crossbody Bags

What is a Leather Crossbody Bag?

A crossbody bag made of soft and supple leather is a fashion accessory which provides versatile looks and many different options.  The bag can act as a purse or day bag and is generally square to rectangular in shape with a long strap where the bag hangs diagonally across the front of the body over one shoulder. Depending on the level of detail and trim, the basic crossbody bag can go from casual to elegant with ease. Such a bag might be worn by those who need the extra space which a crossbody bag provides versus a clutch purse or smaller bag.

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9
November
2016

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Why I love my leather clutches

It’s love

I wouldn’t be without my clutches. They make such a difference to me when I’m going out. I just love knowing that they hold everything I actually need (lipstick, phone, mirror, cash, cards and of course my keys) and they don’t take up too much space. I have far too many clutch bags, ones that I’ve fallen in love with over the years, but I just keep coming back to the same ones. I’m after bags that feel as gorgeous as they look, and the leather clutch bags that I’ve got fit into that category.

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9
November
2016

Types of leather used to make leather goods and bags

Types of leather

A number of types of leather are used in the manufacture of quality leather bags, as well as various methods used to process and finish off the leather. The three main types are aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented. Aniline is the most natural looking type but is less resistant to soiling. Semi-aniline is more resistant to soiling and has a light coating for protection. Pigmented leather is coated with a polymer coating which makes it much more durable but lacks the natural look of untreated leather. Generally, calf-skin leather is used for its softness and durability. It then goes through various treatments and processes to give it colour, texture and to maintain its strength and durability for the various leather goods and bags produced. Leather may also be wax coated which adds to its shine, durability, makes it more water resistant and also easier to clean.

Manufacturing processes

One such process produces Saffiano leather, which is textured leather produced by machine press to give it its texture. This is known as a cross-hatch finish which is a special diagonal pattern. It is then treated with wax which makes it scratch resistant, more durable and much easier to clean.

Leather goods and bags

There is a vast selection of bags and other leather goods to choose from these days and these include shoulder bags, handbags, cross body bags, backpack purses, shopping bags, clutches, business briefcases, travel bags, belts and wallets. With such a vast amount of leather goods and bags available, there is something to satisfy every taste style and need. Whether you’re going hiking, touring or just looking for an evening clutch bag to complement your outfit, there is something for everyone for every occasion imaginable.

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26
October
2016

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Handmade leather belts: how to choose the perfect size

Choosing the Perfect Sized Belt for All Your Needs

High-quality belts, and especially handmade leather belts have become a popular fashion item over the past years. However, they can be quite expensive for what they are. If you aren’t especially wealthy or if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on your wardrobe, then you probably can’t afford to buy expensive belts which don’t fit well. With that in mind, what should you do to ensure that you choose the perfect sized belt next time you are out shopping with your friends?

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