leather weight: lightweight options such as lambskins are perfect for the top of bags and for travel, medium weight is suitable for both lined and unlined bags, with heavyweight being
the best option for tote styles and the base of designs.
finish: the surface look of the leather
drape: normally in direct relation to the weight of the leather, lightweight resulting in a softer drape.
availability: very limited leathers are reserved for custom designs, and strong availability of leathers will move into options on website items.
extra soft drape soft drape easy drape moderate structure
1(light) 2 3 4 5(heavy)
Please test all care products on a swatch. All leathers and dye lots may react differently.
designer strap selection
designer zipper selection
suitable for heavy use:
yes moderate special occasion (delicate)
micro trim along zipper suggested:
suitable for rolled edge:
seamless base preferred:
for use as a cinch panel:
notes from natasha
Another custom mont blanc designed for R&T. This leather is uniquely soft, rugged, and for the most part uniform. All about the journey. This leather becomes softer with age. The grain will rise slightly over time.
Wrinkle me to bring out my best character!
Due to the heavy weight of pure saddle, design limitations include: no open pocket styles, SZ bohos, tux slings, pencil cases, cinch panels, clutches, Travelers, estees, edgeless bases, julep or tulips.
Bags with this leather cannot incorporate hoops at the base of bohos or hobo styles.
Zipper top style bags in this leather must use microtrim along the zipper.
This swatch is approx 2"x2" for previewing.
$20 up-charge for custom design. Swatches are final sale.