Far Horizon Traders Sahara Bag Review

I was in the market for a nice briefcase that I could take with me on my travels as well as to the office. The Far Horizon Traders Sahara is the perfect bag for those that prefer the well-traveled looking briefcase. I researched similar satchel bags and found ones that retailed for $400-$600 that can’t touch the quality of the FHT Sahara bag that sells for $249.99.

The Sahara bag is a well-thought out bag with tons of features. The vegetable tan full grain cow hide leather is tanned and oiled to a perfect vintage style for your next adventure. The shoulder strap is generously cut of leather that is comfortable and the length is perfect for crossbody usage. The interior compartment is lined with sturdy canvas has a stout zipper to keep your gear secure. The large pocket on the back of the bag is perfect for magazines and plane tickets. The Sahara has an interior pocket for things like your phone, glasses or music player. The four pen loops come in handy to carry your pens, pocket knife, AA-sized flashlight and finally a key lanyard slot. The side pocket with a slit-button cover, is perfect for favorite shades. The dual brass buckles enclosure protects your stuff from getting stolen.

I have owned leather bags from Tumi, Saddleback Leather, Louis Vuitton, Filson and more and find that Far Horizon Traders offers the best bang for the buck. You can pay double or triple the price of the FHT, but you are not getting a better bag. The Far Horizon Traders Sahara has beat my expectations and the bag is my current favorite bag for use while traveling and at the office.

The company continues to improve the design of the Sahara and the next batch of bags will features several upgrades. There will be an additional pocket on the back interior panel, and the shoulder strap will no longer have the suede underside, it will be replaced by the same leather as the rest.

The Far Horizon Traders Sahara Bag is truly one of the best rugged satchel bags on the market. The company has worked with leather craftsmen that oversee the process from tanning the leather to stitching to shipping. The bag is built to last a lifetime with care and looks better with age.

9.8 Out of 10

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Danny P. Leather iPad Sleeve Review

It is very difficult to find a great leather case for your electronic devices. Most of them claimed to be leather but are usually synthetic or low grade genuine. Danny P. brand is a company that produces only high quality Italian leather products. You can smell the quality leather compared to the chemical smell of other brands.

The case comes in a minimalist cardboard box that is enclosed with a wax stamp. The leather sleeve comes in sizes based on your generation of iPad. The Danny P. Leather iPad Sleeve comes in black, cognac brown and tobacco brown. The tobacco brown sleeve I received had contrasting blue stitching. The sleeve has a brand logo on front and a Danny P logo on back.

Danny P. Leather iPad Sleeve is made for iPad 2, iPad (3rd & 4th gen), iPad Air and iPad Air 2. It is a simple leather sleeve for professionals. The leather handmade sleeve case will protect your expensive tablet. The interior is made of natural velour lining that will keep your iPad scratch free and easy to access.

Danny P. Leather iPad Sleeve is the perfect case for professionals to carry their iPad in. The sleeve Italian leather will get better will age and has an executive feel. This is hands down the best leather case for the iPad on the market. The Danny P. Leather iPad Sleeve can be purchased directly from Danny P. site HERE with worldwide shipping.

9.5 Out of 10

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Waxhaws Leather Co. Billfold Wallet full grain vegetable-tanned English Bridle Leather Review

A great wallet can last a lifetime, that is if it’s made with top quality leather and excellent craftsmanship. Waxhaws Leather Co. makes a great billfold wallet that is backed by a lifetime or 100 year warranty. Not many companies back their products like Waxhaws does.

Waxhaws Leather Co. Billfold wallet is made of the finest full grain vegetable-tanned English Bridle leather from Italy. The wallet is handmade and of the highest quality. The leather will get better with age with a nice patina. With a 100 year warranty this maybe the last wallet you need to buy. On sale for $68, the Waxhaws Leather Co. Billfold wallet is well worth the investment.

I have owned many wallets from store bought to high end. Most of the wallets are made of Genuine leather that eventually breaks apart. This is why I end up buying a new wallet every two years. The Waxhaws wallet is made of full grain leather that will last a lifetime and is back by that warranty. The wallet is medium sized so it can fit 6 credit cards, ID card, bills and rewards cards.

Waxhaws billfold wallet is a top notch wallet that will age beautifully. After owning so many poor quality wallets in the past, I am glad to find one that is made to last. I highly recommend this wallet for anyone looking for a bifold wallet that lasts a long time and looks good.

10 Out of 10

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Elliot Havok Quarter Century Belt – Natural Review

Elliot Havok has created the Quarter Century Belt that would look great with raw denim jeans. The belt comes in either Natural or Black and cost $49.

Elliot Havok Quarter Century Belt is made of premium vegetable-tanned leather built to last and back with a 25 year guarantee. The thick leather belt is stitch-less and cut from quality leather. Compared to the mall belts that are made of genuine leather and PU leather the Centry Belt stands out for it’s quality and durability. The natural belt color should get better with age with slight darkening. I wear a size 31/32 jeans and the 34 belt fit me fine so you may want to size up 2 inches.

Elliot Havok has created a nice casual belt that would look awesome paired with your favorite jeans. It is a belt that will last you years to come and look better over time. The belt is only $49 and made in batches that is ship out weekly.

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The Leather Shop RIVET WALLET 2 – Tan Review

The Leather Shop is the home of “Moose Brand” products. The goal of the company is to create the finest and toughest leather goods in the world. Each of the leather products made by the company are hand-made by experienced leather craftsman in limited quantities to ensure the best quality.

The Leather Shop Rivet Wallet 2 is the improved version of the original Rivet Wallet sold by the company. The one I am reviewing here is the tan version that has a reddish brown color to it. The wallet also comes in yellow.

The Rivet wallet 2 has two compartments inside that can hold cash and up to 7 cards. The wallet is perfect for essentials like you credit cards, rewards cards, ID card, and cash.

The wallet is stitch-less using 2 brass rivets to hold everything together. The Rivet Wallet 2 is made of thick, high quality saddle leather. The unique rivet design is hand dyed, glazed and edge burnished. The leather quality should get better with age and perfect for everyday use. The Leather Shop Rivet 2 wallet is Handmade in the USA, from American Leather.

I highly recommend this wallet to everyone looking for a unique wallet with minimalist design. It is a wallet that gets attentions for it’s unique design and quality leather. You can purchase the Rivet 2 wallet now for $57 HERE and in Yellow HERE

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Saddleback Leather Company Wallet Bi-fold Medium Carbon Black Review

I am always on the look out for a good wallet. Saddleback was nice enough to send me their Wallet Bi-fold Medium Carbon Black for review. I have reviewed quite a few wallets ranging from $10 to $160. And I was pleasantly surprised by Saddleback’s offering when it came in the mail.

Saddleback Leather Company is known for their leather bags, satchels, and other leather products. The Wallet Bi-fold Medium Carbon Black was my first product I reviewed from the company and I was looking forward to reviewing their products. The Bi-fold wallet is no flash but all substance. The quality of leather is the best I’ve seen in any wallet I reviewed. The wallet comes in Carbon Black, Chestnut, Dark Coffee Brown, and Tobacco Brown.

This wallet isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking for a slim, multi colored wallet with a cool design then you’re looking in the wrong place. But this wallet is built to lasts for a very long time. Anyone who bought an expensive leather wallet only to have it look raggedy in a years use would appreciate this rugged wallet. This is not made of some smooth leather, rather full grain leather which is built to last.

The wallet has 6 slots for credit cards, business cards, and ID. It also has 2 interior slots along with a large slot for your cash. I chose Carbon black and the stitching is also in black. The front side is branded with Saddleback Leather on it. The wallet is a bit on the thick side but slides nicely into a back pocket.

Before Saddleback Bi-Fold wallet I thought all wallets were the same quality. But that has change the first time I touched their wallet. It’s better than $100 wallets I reviewed from other companies. And that it only costs $45 for this quality of wallet makes it worth every penny. This would make a perfect gift for any guy who wants a wallet built to last back with a 100 year warranty against defects.

9.8 Out of 10

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Mountain Khaki’s Leather D-Ring Belt Review

I was looking for quality belt I could wear with jeans or chino shorts. The Mountain Khakis Leather D-Ring Belt was one that I had my eye on. This is my first D-Ring belt and it’s rare to see one with leather instead of nylon. I jumped at the chance to check out this new D-Ring belt from Mountain Khakis.

The Mountain Khaki’s Leather D-Ring is made of the finest leather that is soft and pliable and fits without discomfort. The quality leather is one that will age well and last a lifetime. The leather is made of 1 ½” vegetable-dyed, bridle leather. The D-Ring is made of antique nickel which you simply loop together to close the belt.

The classic design of this belt makes it a perfect casual belt to wear everyday of the week. I wore these with the M’s Equatorial Shorts that I previous reviewed and found them to be really comfortable. The belt comes in 4 sizes which I recommend you size up 2 inches from your waist size. http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif

I really like that Mountain Khakis quality is consistent across the board. Every product I received from them is top notch. The leather D-Ring Belt by Mountain Khakis is the perfect belt for the everyday man. Its simple design will make you look good while the quality of the belt will be in your wardrobe for years to come.

10 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Dalton Review

I was looking for a versatile boot that looks good with a suit as well as jeans. The Allen Edmonds Dalton maybe the boot I was looking for. I saw post on The Style Blogger found HERE how you can dress up and dress down the Daltons to fit any style of clothes.

The Allen Edmonds Dalton comes in Walnut and Dark Chocolate brown calf which are both great colors. In addition I believe a horse hide cordovan version was also available for a limited time. The dress boot has leather uppers with Butyl double leather sole and rubber heel. An issue with earlier Dalton shoes was fixed with the pull tab now being reinforced. The boots feature Wingtip blucher with brogue perforations and medallion.

I owned the AE Bayfield’s, AE Daltons, and AE Fifth Street boots and find the Dalton’s be the most versatile. The Bayfield’s are my go to casual boot, while the Fifth Street is my formal boot while the Dalton’s can be both. The Walnut Dalton looks good with dark blue jeans, chinos, Navy Suit, and Grey Suit. I can get so many looks out of these one Dress boots.

The Allen Edmonds Dalton is a truly nicely looking boot that is well worth the price. The Dalton fits like a glove, is comfortable from the start and is true to size. I like the walnut color which can be easily dress up and dress down with your attire.

9.7 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Cap-toe Lace-up Oxford Walnut Cloud Review

Allen Edmonds announced the new line for the fall and the Park Avenue gets updated with two new colors.  One of the most popular shoes in Allen Edmonds collection, the Park Avenue comes out with the Walnut Cloud and Granite Grey colors.  In addition Allen Edmonds now has custom soles to choose from for $50 more which include Clare Rubber sole, Gold Sole, and V Tread Tap Sole.

The Allen Edmonds Park Avenue is the perfect shoe for the office, boardroom, or a special occasion like a wedding or formal party or dinner.  I was waiting for Allen Edmonds to release this shoe with the ever popular walnut color.  I find Allen Edmonds walnut to be there signature color and one that is most desired.  The same way people wait for Apple to release a white iPhone is same way I feel when waiting for a walnut Allen Edmonds shoe to be released.

I find the walnut to be the most versatile color in Allen Edmonds array of colors.  The walnut cloud looks good with natural, navy, and gray suits.  Those who are fashion forward may mix things up with corduroy sports coats, blazers, jeans, and chinos.  The walnut cloud is lighter than the regular walnut that is seen on the walnut Strand for example.  It is a color that really pops when worn and has slight accents of black which give it its cloud name.

On a special occasion the Park Avenue is simply the go to shoe in every guys wardrobe.  The classic design and sleek look will make you the best dress guy in the room.  Now if you’re the guy still wearing squared toe glued shoes you owe to yourself to go to an Allen Edmonds store and buy a real made in America, Goodyear welted shoe that is timeless.  I know that after discovering Allen Edmonds shoes I refuse to wear anything else on my feet.

9.7 Out of 10

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Allen Edmonds Long Branch Review

The fall is upon us and Allen Edmonds has you covered with a fall boot to get excited about.  The Long Branch has the stylings of the Dalton with the ruggedness of the discontinued popular Bayfield’s boots.  It is exactly the boot to add to your fall shopping list.

The Long Branch is part of Allen Edmonds new fall 2012 collection.  It has a similar lineage to the Allen Edmonds Daltons with a more rugged Vibram rubber outsole.  The boot is recraftable as it features 360 degree Goodyear welted construction.  The Long Branch is welted on the 1 last which is similar to the 7 Last from heel to the ball of the foot, yet with a more rounded, fuller fitting toe.  The Wingtip blucher boot features full brogue perforations and medallion.  The leather uppers are of high quality standards that Allen Edmonds puts out in all of their shoes.

I am a big fan of boots in general and have to say that Allen Edmonds makes some superb ones.  The Long Branch is the perfect casual dress boot that looks nice and wears nice.  The Vibram sole along with the speed hooks and red laces give it a casual look that is perfect for jeans and a v-neck.  The Wingtip blucher allows it to go upscale with chinos and shawl cardigan.  The Allen Edmonds Long Branch is the most versatile boot in AE’s collection.

I can honestly say that I am super impress by Allen Edmonds Fall Collection as they are a breath of fresh air.  The Long Branch particular is one that I had my eye on for a while.  And now that I have it, I have a million ways I would like to wear it with my wardrobe.

9.8 Out of 10

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