A staple bag here at Ruitertassen, none of our satchels come more complete than the Diplomat Satchels. It incorporates all the best of what we do and stand for. The Diplomat vintage satchel has 3 main compartments and 2 generously deep front pockets and offers all the carrying space you could need. There are pen holders and two smartphone pockets inside the bag. We also offer a cushioned pad that will slip on the shoulder strap which will be useful if you intend to carry heavy items for long periods of time.
This satchel is handcrafted using full grain oiled leather. The use of quality full grain hides, which are no less than 2,5mm thick, enables us to build strong satchels that will hold their shape throughout the years. Working with such thick hides is an art we mastered over the last century. Our threads, fitting, zippers are all especially made to fit and serve our leather. The vintage leather of our Heritage range which will show the signs of wear and usage, was obtain through vegetable tanning, the only ecological tanning process that is 100% chrome-free. Newly vegetable tanned leather can seem a little stiff to begin but the more you wear your satchel the better it will look and feel as the leather will soften and develop a beautiful dark chocolate patina. Note that the oils pressed into the leather might not have completely settled by the time you receive your bag, we therefore recommend that you not wear light colored clothing until the oils have been completely absorbed. To check this, simply rub the leather with a soft tissue and check the tissue for stains.
For those who dare go all the way and go for our most established model. This extremely large, no fuss, satchel is recommended for men as it is big and heavier than our other satchel. Great for any scholar in need of lots of carrying space.