High On Leather Best Leather Messenger Review

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$120
https://highonleather.com/products/best-leather-messenger

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A quality leather bag you will most likely not find at a local store as they tend to be genuine, bonded or synthetic leather. These types of cheap or fake leather will degrade rapidly and not last very long. A high quality leather bag should be made from full grain cowhide leather which will get better with age. Full grain cowhide leather will show some wear marks which gives it a vintage look to it. The quality of leather should last a lifetime as it won’t flake like bonded leather will.

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The bag has room to fit a full size laptop with room for documents, magazines and accessories. This would be perfect for students, professors or professionals looking for a messenger bag to carry their essentials. The stainless steel/brass plated hardware is perfectly placed and holds my Macbook Pro securely with magnetic enclosure. The leather carrying strap is heavy duty and should carry the load of all of your stuff. The bag is incredible easy to wear and comfortable and fashionable.

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The interior has two sections with one you can put your laptop in, a zippered pocket that I put my smartphone in and a top zipper so nothing falls out. The back of the laptop bag has a large pocket for papers, documents and magazines. The messenger bags are handmade and the industrial thread is well stitched.

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High On Leather makes great leather goods at incredible prices. The fact that this messenger bag is only $120 is pretty impressive considering the quality of leather compared to store bought messenger bags with inferior leather. A comparable full grain leather bag I own was purchased for $320 so you get great value with the High On Leather bags. I highly recommend this bag to anyone that wants a heavy duty full grain leather bag that is built to last and won’t cost you a fortune.

10 out of 10

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Hennepin Wallet | Vertical Bifold Horween Leather Wallet

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A modern design of the classic bifold wallet. Handcrafted from Horween Leather and Designed to hold cards and cash in a front pocket. 
4 Card Slots (Each Slot Can Initially Accommodate 2-3 Cards)
2 Hidden Cash Slots behind Card Slots
Bifold Design
Entirely Handcrafted
Available in Horween Natural Chromexcel Leather
Dimensions: 4.5″ Tall x 3.5″ Wide (When Closed) | 4.5″ Tall x 7″ Wide (When Open)

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Allen Edmonds sold to Caleres for $255 million

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Allen Edmonds a brand we covered in the past has been acquired by Caleres, a company that also owns Famous Footwear. Allen Edmonds previously was rumored to be acquired by Men’s Warehouse before it was snapped up by Los Angeles-based private equity firm Brentwood Associates. Paul Graangard will continue as it’s CEO of the company. The US employees that the company employs will continue to work here. As you know Allen Edmonds is one of the last shoe companies that still manufacture in the U.S.

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Allen Edmonds Normandy Boots


It’s just about that time to bring out the boots for the winter and Allen Edmonds has some quite nice ones for this season. The Allen Edmonds Normandy Boots feature Lace-up derby boot with Cap-toe blucher and Distressed, soft kudu leather upper. The Normandy boots have Distressed double oak leather sole and regular heel and Goodyear sole that is re-crafable.

Available now for $350 HERE

Flying Zacchinis Baja 500 leather Belt Review


Flying Zacchinis is a luxury leather goods brand that produces the highest quality grade, full grain, vegetable-tanned cowhide made with care and hand-stitched wherever possible. The company produces leather bags, belts, and other accessories for guys. I had a chance to check out the Flying Zacchinis Baja 600 leather belt and here are my thoughts.


The Baja 500 features 6 mm thick belt, top grain, vegetable tanned cowhide leather with hand stitching. A Flying Zacchinis design buckle compliments the thick rich leather. The belt comes in small, medium, large and Xl. You can see the size chart on the site to find the best fit for you. The Baja 500 comes in either black or brown belt configurations.






The first thing you will notice is the large buckle on the Baja 500. The buckle is three dimensional and gives a casual masculine feel. The belt features a unique stitching design with burnished edges. The 6mm thickness of the belt makes it the thickest belt I own.


A belt can complete an ensemble and the Baja 500 makes a statement every time you where it. It would look great with selvage dark jeans. The Baja 500 has an eye catching design, quality top grain leather, and unique belt buckle makes it a great choice for any guy. I highly recommend the Flying Zacchinis Baja 500 for anyone looking for a great everyday belt.

9.6 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

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While at Art Prize, take a trip to Brothers Leather Supply flagship store in Downtown Grand Rapids


Art Prize is a radically open international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury that takes place each fall in Grand Rapids. This is when people from around the world visit Grand Rapids to take in the art and shop/eat locally in downtown Grand Rapids.

Brothers Leather Supply is startup company producing fine leather goods with a flagship store now open in the heart of Downtown, Grand Rapids. If you have time to visit the store I highly recommend it as place to shop for leather bags, briefcases, messenger bags, iPhone cases and accessories.

Flagship Store at
15 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 217-4700

If you can’t make the trip you can always shop online at http://www.brothersleathersupply.com/

Roger Ximenez Tan Saffiano Belt Review



One of the best accessories I like most in my wardrobe is a great belt. The belt can make the outfit your wearing look even better. There is plenty of selection of belts from makers such as Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford and more. Some of these belts are good quality while others are of poor quality with a shiny logo attach to it. Roger Ximenez set out to create quality bespoke luxury belts with the best leather and exotic leather materials.





Roger Ximenez is a luxury bespoke leather goods manufacturer and distributor with over 25 years experience crafting genuine leather products. The company was founded by Founder and Master Leather Craftsman Roger Ximenez to establish a line of exclusive, bespoke leather goods.


The Roger Ximenez Tan Saffiano Belt starts with Saffiano leathers are imported from Italy and finished in the United States to exhibit a natural shine. Saffiano leathers are less prone to scratching and are considered some of the finest leathers in the world. The belts are Handcrafted and Made to Order in the U.S. The interior lining is a Nubuck Lining and each belt includes a Signature Travel Bag. The Solid Brass Palladium Plated Buckle has a brushed metal finish and looks classic on anyone wearing it. You can choose from 5 different color threads and belt size from 28 to 44. The belt comes in two size widths from 35mm to 40mm.


At $200 you are not going to find a better classic belt for the money. Quality wise Roger Ximenez offers the best leather in the world. The leather used in the belt is of great quality and the buckle is finished in Palladium. I find designer belts from Hermes, Ferragamo and Louis Vuitton to be too gaudy and flamboyant while Roger Ximenez is for the classic gentlemen.

10 Out of 10

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Hidesign America Charles 15″ Laptop Compatible Leather Briefcase with Front Pockets Review


I was in the market for a new briefcase for work and was looking at high end Hermes and Louis Vuitton briefcases. I was also looking at mid-range Tumi and Coach briefcases and then stumbled on Hidesign briefcases. Most of the briefcases I was looking at retailed for no less than $500 and went up from there. Hidesign offers an amazing price of only $279.99 for a full grain leather briefcase that will fit an 15″ laptop and iPad mini.





The Charles briefcase comes in black or brown full grain vegetable tanned classic leather exterior. The interior is a padded 100% cotton green striped lining. This model has two buckles to close the briefcase and two pockets for accessories such as chargers, batteries, and room for your Smartphone. The interior can fit a 15″ laptop and iPad or tablet.







I have not found a similar briefcase for the price of the Hidesign America Charles briefcase. At $280 this briefcase is in a league of it’s own. I taken this to the office everyday since I got it and it has held up extremely well. Also the full grain leather will only get better with age while cheaper leather will degrade over time.



Why spend thousands of dollars on a brand name when you can get a high quality leather briefcase from Hidesign for less. The Hidesign America Charles is highly fashionable and will fit with either casual or formal attire. The briefcase is ready for all the latest tech devices such as Smartphones, tablets and laptops in one slim briefcase. I have no doubt you will be extremely satisfied with a purchase from Hidesign America.

9.8 out of 10

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Kore Essentials Trakline Belts Excel Buckle & Belt Review


Kore Essentials created a unique belt that launch on Kickstarter. The company reached it goal and now sell its Trakline Belts directly to the consumer. The unique feature of the belt is a hidden track is sewn into the back of the leather belt that connects with the buckle to easily move the size 40+ sizing positions.






Kore Essentials Trakline Belts Excel Buckle & Belt comes with either a black, brown, gray or white leather belt. The belt is made from the finest full grain leather compared to store bought belts that feature poor quality Genuine leather. The belt is easy to cut to size from 44″ to 24″. The spring-loaded caliber mechanism makes this belt a truly automatic belt. The EXCEL gunmetal buckle face is perfect for casual and formal wear with a masculine appeal.


I was impressed by the quality of the belt by Kore Essentials. I have a few designer belts from Salvatore Ferragamo and Cartier that retails from $300-$500 and Kore Essentials holds it’s own. The fact that the Trakline belts costs $50 with belt and buckle is a great value. The full grain leather with the Trakline is better than the leather on both the Ferragamo and Cartier belts that I paid much more for. The first thing that usually shows wear on my belts is the belt holes and the Trackline has none so it keeps looking new after many wears.


I believe the Kore Essentials Trakline Belt will last for years with the Full grain belt conforming to your waist. I wore the belt for weeks and the belts still looks brand new. I like the fact I can adjust the belt during the day as my waist expands and my activities change. The Kore Essentials Trackline is by far the best belt I have tried on.

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Roger Ximenez Tan Saffiano Belt


Roger Ximenez creates handcrafted leather belts made from the finest materials. This Saffiano Belt is made to order in the USA. In your choice of width sizes of 35mm or 40mm wide with Solid Brass Palladium Plated Buckle and Signature Travel Bag. The belt is made from 100% Calf Leather with Nubuck Lining.

$199 Buy it now HERE