UNIQUE! This is a one-off custom made weekender bag made with thick black bridle leather, red calf suede, and highlighted with real Elephant leather. The exterior measurement is 21" long x 9" wide x 9" high. Inside is one large open area for storing your clothes, shoes, or anything else you want to pack. There is a full size back pocket perfect for an iPad, papers, or airline tickets, and smaller side pockets for change, phone charger, or keys. The adjustable 50 inch shoulder strap will fit all body types and has a elephant leather and suede shoulder pad. The elephant wrapped grab handle is cross stitched on the bottom to give you a comfortable place to pick up your bag. All hardware is solid brass. Everything from the leather and suede, to the thread and hardware was sourced right here in the United States. This weekender was hand cut, assembled, stitched, and riveted by me in Vermont.
The elephant leather is CITES certified, meaning that this was harvested legally. Nicknamed the Dumbo Duffle, this Cogliano Leatherworks weekender is all 100% full grain bridle leather, hand stitched and lined in nice supple suede; this duffel will get you anywhere you need to go in style. Are you taking a weekend away? Headed out of town for work? You need to travel in style too and that nylon gym bag is not luggage, this is. It is guaranteed to turn heads everywhere you go and make you feel like you are in first class although you may be stuck in coach. The Dumbo Duffle was custom made by hand. It is sized to fit all carry-on requirements for planes yet big enough to fit all the clothes you need for a week (or weekend) out of town.
ABOUT THE LEATHERS:
Bridle Leather - Bridle Leather is a full grain leather and considered some of the highest quality leather on the planet. Bridle leather is stuffed with greases and finished with wax which give it a deep glossy finish. Producing bridle is a labor intensive process and only the best grades of leather are treated like this.
Calf Suede - soft, supple, and rich. Calf Suede lines the entire inside of this weekend and the two side pockets. Finished in a beautiful red hue, this calf suede is the perfect complement to the dark exterior of the bag.
Elephant Leather- Yes, it is real elephant. Elephant is a thick exotic leather that is very durable and has a course texture. This leather is of African origin and harvested and imported under the requirements of the Convention of International Treaty of Endangered Species (CITES). It is perfectly legal to own the leather.
ABOUT THE HARDWARE:
Solid Brass. That means no brass plating, no pot metal, not weak links to break. There are four solid brass buckles, 6 solid brass feet, 9 solid brass cap rivets, 14 solid brass hand-peened rivets, 4 solid brass D and O rings, and two clasps for the shoulder strap made of, you guessed it, solid brass.
ABOUT THE PROCESS:
Handmade. That means every cut, stitch, rivet, and edge was done by me personally. I invested over 30 hours crafting this bag. Each edge was either burnished by my hands or hand painted with the highest quality Italian edge paint. The thread is Ritza Tiger Thread, considered some of the finest hand-stitching waxed poly thread in the world, and was painstakingly saddle stitched at 7 stitches per inch through hand punched holes. The brass hardware and rivets are solid, there is no pot metal or brass plating. Everything is the highest quality on this bag. Look at my instgram account (https://www.instagram.com/coglianoleatherworks/) to see the entire process.
Leather is a natural material and variations do exist. Due to lighting, and screen colors, the weekender may vary from photos, but this is the exact item you will get. If you have any questions please reach out to me. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a once of a kind piece. It is my job to make you completely satisfied with your purchase.