Hello, bag lovers! The prototype of the 13" satchel is here!
|This is the dark chocolate color. It's darker than the photo.|
|Still a prototype. We think the flap has to be shorter,|
about midway the bag and not two-thirds of the front.
|Comes with a strap pad to protect your shoulder|
|The strap is removable.|
|Strap is also adjustable. Hardware is sturdy.|
|A lot of people requested for a top handle so here you go!|
That's added cost, though, so I have to rethink the pricing!
|A 13" laptop fits fine (the laptop is halfway in so that you|
can see it). We also put a divider made of goat skin (it's stiffer)
but I think it's best without. What you think?
|As you can see, Cole Haan's finish is uneven, which is|
the same finish as our bags. A lot of people have assured
us that this adds character to the bag. Also, no two bags
are alike because of this handpainting we do!
But we have to talk to Uncle Buck about the leather inside. I kinda think the unpainted side looks so white. It's actually cream but since the outside is a deep dark brown, when you open the bag, the cream is just suddenly so white. Do you think we should put a cloth lining inside? What kind of patterns and prints would be nice? But a lining is extra cost! Things to think about!
About the 15" satchel
We decided not to offer the 15" size anymore. We saw the prototype and here's what we found:
1. At that size, a bag made entirely of genuine cow hide is just so heavy.
2. Being heavy, magnetic snaps just won't cut it. When you lift the bag, the snaps fly open. So buckles are necessary. Didn't we say we don't like buckles?
3. A 15" is actually huge. So it looks so... manly! No likey. Unless you're a guy reading this or you're a woman who wants to have a bag custom made for your man.