Do you think it is not possible to combine a backpack with an elegant look? Yet we can, indeed it is also trendy! As long as you choose a leather backpack, a versatile accessory, able to be elegant and sporty at the same time.
Genuine leather backpacks are a quality product that goes well with a refined and elegant look. It not only embellishes your outfit but adds a touch of personal style and gritty, which leaves room for the most diverse combinations.
Classic with style
The most classic version goes perfectly with an elegant dress: the classic backpacks can be comfortable trunks to carry on the arm or shoulder; while the removable shoulder strap offers the possibility to choose, depending on the event and the outfit adopted, how to wear the backpack. There is also no lack of colored versions, more casual, and two-tone leather backpacks, with floral or patterned inserts or prints, for those who like to adopt a more lively touch in their look.
Always practical and durable
Why should you ever give up your leather backpack for an elegant dress?
Everything is possible, if worn with style and matched with taste. Always remember that leather is synonymous with durability, resistance and absolute quality.
The backpack also allows to bring everything you need with you and to move in speed, to have your hands free, to tighten and hug whatever and whoever you want and to hasten the pace without having to contort. In short, with it you find practicality and refinement in every occasion, in a single accessory.
Like a mobile phone, the wallet is one of those objects that we always have with us. For this reason, it should be a practical accessory, rather elegant and in tune with our style.
Let’s see together some advice to choose the most suitable wallet, the one that best suits our daily use and that can make us look good when we take it out from the bag or from the pocket.
Identify the ideal model
It is not easy to find the perfect model, but the basic advice is to privilege three things: capacity (based on the necessary content), simplicity and practicality.
Be aware of your style
Having clear ideas always helps, this is certain. Even for the choice of the wallet, it is good to follow your own style, wondering if a more sporty and casual model or a more classic and elegant one is better.
The most classic and qualitatively good is certainly the leather wallet, although synthetic materials such as nylon, polyester, denim or aluminum are increasingly common. Other more sought-after materials, such as crocodile and python, are more in vogue for men, while silk and velvet are decidedly for women. The leather wallet, however, always wins: suitable for both work and professional situations, an evergreen that never goes out of fashion.
Having clear what to put in the wallet and what not
Four things must surely come into the wallet: documents, money and credit / debit cards and photos of the dearest people. The rest, such as fidelity cards, and receipts can be put in a clutch or in a separate container. Super slim wallets, for example, are comfortable if we travel with few documents.
Better an easily accessible model, with a practical closure
The safest in women’s wallets is undoubtedly the zipper: it guarantees a comfortable and protected closure, a defense against distracted hands. The “bi-fold” model is instead the most widespread, classic and practical for men.
Choose a color that you really like and do not get tired of
Those looking for something more classic and natural are usually more oriented towards a black or brown bovine leather wallet. However, the color is a very subjective detail and, if excessive, is likely to make us stew. The colorful or fancy wallets on the market are not lacking, they are very youthful and lend themselves to a more frequent change.
With the term tanning, we mean those operations to which the skins of animals are subjected in order to make them imputrescible and transform them into leather, in practice, in order to preserve them and work them.
Tanning is one of the oldest activities, which dates back to prehistory, when men realized they could use the skins of the hunted animals to cover themselves and protect themselves from the cold and rain.
The only problem was that the material tended to decompose after a few days…
The origins of tanning
Perhaps by chance, the man realized that if the skin had been exposed to the smoke of the fire or immersed in water, then it lasted longer. This was the discovery of “aldehyde tanning” (of which the smoke of fresh woods is rich) and “vegetable tanning” (contained in wood and in all plants).
Aldehydes, tannins and lime (the limescale of the stones due to the effect of heat is transformed into lime, which with water forms lime off) are substances that still today, even if with different methods, are part of modern tanning processes.
From artisan practice to industrial activity
For many centuries the tanning technology had remained substantially unchanged, until the second half of the 19th century, when the drum was introduced, a machine consisting of a cylinder rotating around its axis, which marked the transition from craft to industrial activity. Water, skins and chemicals were introduced into the drum.
The mechanical action of rotation greatly favors the penetration of the products inside the skin; therefore the tanning process, which previously lasted many months, turned out to be quite accelerated.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the real turning point took place with the introduction of chrome tanning, – thanks to the tanning capacity of the trivalent chromium compounds – which is able to bind permanently to the skin making it imputrescible.
Various types of tanning processing
Before going on to the actual tanning operations, which tend to give the leather the greatest resistance, the maximum impermeability to water and the maximum porosity to air and water vapor (sweat), there are some preliminary steps for the preparation of leather, the so-called “beamhouse” operations: soaking, liming, unhairing and scudding, deliming and bating, pickling.
To get even more in detail and know what are the various types of tanning, we mention a few:
Chrome tanning, this mineral makes the leather particularly soft.
Aniline tanning, a type of tanning based on the use of aniline that gives the products a particular luster and color transparency.
Vegetable tanning, a process consisting in transforming skin into leather with the use of peel of plants that produce natural tannic juices in water; this treatment is carried out in pits and serves to obtain sole leather.
Mineral tanning, made with chromium or aluminum salts, which produces light, soft and tough leather.
Mixed tanning, a vegetable tanning in pits, tanks or vats and then drums, with the use of tannic extracts more concentrated than the juices derived from the peels.
A holiday at the sea, a bike tour or a motorbike excursion: the summer days are more and more dynamic and funny and, if you count to bring your “faithful” leather backpack with you, it is good to know that in case of unexpected stains, there is no need to despair because everything can be solved. Moreover, to keep the leather in good condition, do not forget a little “maintenance”, which means to hydrate it periodically.
Here are three practical tips to clean your backpack or your leather bag.
Do not use water, in order to avoid worsening the situation. For instance, on the leather, we could create halos that are difficult to remove.
Much depends on the type of stain: if it is a slight trace of dirt, you can take a cotton swab or a white rag soaked with neutral detergent milk (the one you use to remove make-up on your face).
With the cotton swab gently rub the stain and let the backpack dry, avoiding direct sun, if possible.
How to do the “ordinary maintenance” of your leather backpack?
Sometimes the leather needs to be hydrated – especially in the Summer, when it is more exposed to the sun, heat and wind – just like the skin of our body, you can use a fairly solid moisturizer, not overly greasy.
For polishing, you can use an old grandma’s remedy: rub a pair of nylon stockings to make the backpack shinier and ready for the whole Summer.
For women who love vintage, there is a fantastic news.
It is the Agnese bag, capacious and suitable for any occasion, both for work and for travel and leisure in general. It looks like a bag, with both handles and shoulder strap, and with a good range of qualities: generous design, extraordinary versatility, timeless and remarkable elegance.
Agnese is a bit “the bag of desires”. Whatever you are looking for or want with you, it is in here! Thanks to the particularly generous design, the Agnese bag will allow you not to give up anything and to have with you everything, but really everything, tat is necessary for your days and your travels. The zip will help you to put your order, without going crazy in the search when you are in a hurry.
The Agnese bag stands out for its exceptional versatility: available in different colors, it can be carried by hand or shoulder strap, combined with a skirt or trousers, jeans or a suit, with a day or evening outfit. It will not disappoint you because for every occasion it has an extra gear!
The vintage design and the processing of leather give it elegance. An elegance that has no time, a refined freshness that will give a touch of uniqueness to your look. The name Agnese for the Greeks meant purity. Here, this bag is pure femininity!