I wrote about a Marc by Marc Jacobs man bag today for PurseBlog Savvy, and it got me thinking about man bags in general. Most of them are fairly unisex – a woman could easily use most of them as travel or office bags. Also, many are beautiful in their own right, although they don’t show up when I go looking for handbags to write about at Saks or Nordstrom. So I decided to go searching for one to gush over for the enjoyment of everyone here.
And did I ever find one. The Bottega Veneta Quilted Briefcase has some of the most gorgeous details of any man bag I’ve ever seen.
On the internet, the zoom-in can be one of the most important tools in evaluating a bag. On a great one, things only get better as you get closer. On a not-so-great one, the opposite is true. And when I zoomed in on this bag, I was blown away by the detail work that went into creating the quilting that covers this bag. But I guess we shouldn’t expect anything less than perfection from Bottega Veneta, right?
Instead of your run-of-the-mill straight stitches that create the quilts, the square size and corner structure is altered ever-so-slightly in order to replicate the idea of BV’s famed intrecciato weave. That small bit of attention to detail totally sells the bag to me and keeps it from looking like the other quilted bags in the market. When you combine that with the super sleek black leather and a briefcase style that’s absolutely timeless, you have one gorgeous bag, no matter your gender. Buy through BlueFly for $2064
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