Monthly Archives: December 2009
One of my favorite leathers, that sees relatively little production, is an article that we call Huntsman – or Waxed Flesh or French Waxed Calf. I would define it as high performance suede, but it’s not suede at all. This leather is made almost exactly the same way as our Chromexcel, instead we finish it on the flesh (or suede side). This colors, waxes, seals, and lays the nap of the flesh flat.
Sometimes you just have to see a product in person to do it justice. I recently purchased a Laptop Briefcase from M&W Traveler, and this is an example of that scenario. I’ve seen some pictures – both on their website and on some style forums – and the case definitely looks nice, but in person it’s really nice. Rugged, refined, and really well built. It’s big, almost too big for me, but only because I tend to fill up carry-on bags without fail.