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

Buy it now HERE

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/

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

Buy it now HERE

Hildeståhl Medium Bag Review


Hildeståhl is a small and independent company, established 2006 in Sweden. The company shut down in 2012 due to production costs and return recently with online shopping making it easier to cut down on operational cost. In addition the market is ripe for men’s bag as before they were considered an afterthought compared to women’s handbags. Now with men becoming more aware of fashion, all the major luxury brands are marketing to men.


The Hildeståhl Medium bag comes in a brown, vegetable tanned, Italian calf leather that will only look better with age. The Medium bag did come in a super limited edition purple (Dark raspberry sherbet) that ended up selling out quickly. Along with the Medium bag, the company also has the Weekend that is perfect for travel. The two 2015 models is the relaunch of brand after taking a hiatus for a couple of years.




At this price range I see other brands use nylon handles and cotton or microfiber interior. Hildeståhl does not skimped on quality for the sake of profits. The company uses the best quality leather, Finnish reindeer suede lining and braided leather handles. The little details is where Hildeståhl stands out from other bags under a grand.




The Medium Bag comes in a nice dustbag that keeps the bag in pristine shape when in storage. The Hildeståhl Medium bag has no logos on the exterior of the bag and only a printed silver logo on smooth leather inside the bag. The bag includes an adjustable carrying strap for crossbody action. Inside you will find a zipped pocket, two small open pockets and a pen-holder. And the other side of the bag is pocket with zip.



Hildeståhl is all about quality at an affordable price. If I had to guess the price of this bag it would be a couple of thousand dollars. The fact that the Hildeståhl Medium Bag cost less than $500 is something that makes this a must have. I believe every guy needs at least one great bag to add to their wardrobe and make carrying things around a whole lot easier. Hildeståhl Medium Bag is the ultimate man bag for the modern gentleman. Hildeståhl limited runs of luxury bags rival Hermes and Louis Vuitton at a fraction of the cost.

Buy it now HERE

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Hildeståhl Weekend Bag


Sweden based Hildeståhl is out to create the best weekender bag. They may have done it with the Hildeståhl Weekend that sells for €440.00 and features Italian shrink leather. The company did not skimp on the interior with premium pigskin suede. The bag is finished off with hardware with palladium finish and metal feet underneath.

Buy it now HERE

Oppermann London Bolton


The Bolton is the latest briefcase from Opperman London. The briefcase is slightly larger than the average briefcase and can accommodate a 15″ laptop along with books, tech gear and documents. The Bolton features a single main compartment, two large pockets for laptop and tablet and a zippered pocket. The bag also includes a 40mm shoulder strap in cotton webbing.

Available at the End of May. Currently available to preorder for 10% off. Simply enter the discount code ‘PREORDERTEN’ at checkout.

Preorder HERE for £295.00

Borlino The One-Night-Stand Leather Duffel Bag


Borlino makes some of the best looking men’s bags around. The company is priced in the ultra luxury category with prices exceeding a grand. The Borlino One-Night-Stand Leather Duffel Bag is perfect for that one night stand.

The One-Night-Stand Duffel bag is made from the finest Italian Buffalo and Vachetta leathers. The bag is perfect for weekend trips and fits in the plan overhead.

$1650 Buy it now HERE

Satch & Fable Weekender bag Review


I was looking for a nice weekend bag to take on business trips and short vacation and stumbled upon the Satch & Fable Weekender. I was immediately drawn to the leather weekend bag with its rugged good looks and tremendous storage space.




The Satch & Fable Weekender has been updated with a slightly redesign. The company has swapped out the handles to a single handle and carrying strap. Also the large zipper pocket is now on the back of the bag instead of the front. The front of weekender features two matching pockets that could fit a Smartphone, keys, flashlight or any other small object. The Satch & Fable Weekender also has two side pockets for additional storage. The back of the weekender bag has a zippered space for magazines, documents, or a full-size tablet. The main compartment in the weekender has room for clothes for a weekend trip. The interior is a dark denim and the exterior is made of natural Morocco leather. The buckles and rivets are made of corrosion-free brass.




The Satch & Fable Weekender is made of premium Morocco leather made from naturally waterproof goatskin that has an aged look. The leather has a pleasant scent compared to other leather bags I reviewed. The bag is handmade using vintage sewing machines with classic design in mind.




Satch & Fable is dedicated to find the best materials to make their leather bags. The leather is free from chemicals smells and dye that other brands are known for. The company considers animal welfare in mind, avoids sweatshops and mindful of the environment.



I was on a mission to find a great weekend leather bag and think I found one of the best bags in the Satch & Fable Weekender. The Satch & Fable Weekender has a ton of room for your clothes and tech gear in a rugged bag. Satch & Fable offers amazing prices for their leather bags and worth a look for anyone in the market for a nice looking weekend bag to take on trips and weekend getaways.

9.5 Out of 10

Buy it now HERE

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Bros. Leather Supply Co. The Fulton Bag


Grand based leather company Bros. Leather Supply Co. has released The Fulton, named after the oldest and most recognizable streets in Grand Rapids. The bag is perfect carry-on for a trip, a weekend getaway, or to the gym. The duffle bag is made from natural cowhide full-grain leather and handmade.

What it fits:

15” Macbook®, Macbook Pro® in laptop pocket®; 13” Macbook®, Macbook Pro®, Macbook Air® in laptop pocket
Tablet (iPad®, Surface®, etc)
Clothes, shoes
Books, Notebooks, Notepads, Moleskins®

$430 HERE

Vincero The Baron Briefcase


Vincero started on Kickstarter as a watch brand and now has expanded to bags with their Baron Briefcase line. The Baron will retail for $399, but can be purchase for $199 during preorders.

The Baron Espresso is currently being made with a release date of April 22nd. Preorder HERE now