We drifted away from our classic style and added two leather strips to the front of the satchel to modernise it a little. Inside the briefcase however is our usual no fuss and clear layout but lined with our Italian fabric. Three compartments, each divided by a zipped, full depth pocket ideal to keep important documents flat, at the back of the briefcase is a laptop compartment which is cushioned. There is one main front pocket for all your private belongings, tablet, keys and you will also find a smartphone pocket and pen holder inside this satchel.
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.
The Director Office Satchel has all the perks of a quality Ruitertassen satchel with a sleeker look. The two leather strips give it a more "city professional" modern look. Again, as it is a 16.5" bag, it will be bulkier and heavier at over two and a half kilos empty. Due to its size we would recommend this satchel for men.