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4 full days of sale prices on the entire TUCCI Collection in stock. Officially starting on Friday the 19th, we are giving you advance warning – for all of our FB, Twitter and blog followers you will be able to block your favorite Italian leather messenger bag, doctor’s bag or beauty case starting 9AM EST Thursday the 18th of October!
The Tucci Collection shows traditional business bags, messenger bags and travel bags in classical styles. This collection was designed around the needs of today’s traveller, including light weight travel bags, carry ons and briefcases. This Italian leather bag was also designed for a maschile wardrobe, using beautiful pieces of cuoio in black, dark brown and tobacco colors. But that doesn’t mean that the ladies won’t find the perfect tote bag, laptop bag or carry on to add to your collection.
Synthetic material is constantly being used by all of us, but what does synthetic mean to you? Synthetic material is not a natural fibre or to put it more simply, synthetic material is often called “plastic or vinyl.” It is produced using a combination of artificial chemical particles that have not come from either animals or plants, and manufacturers offer this product as a second alternative to leather to make goods such as bags, wallets, belts and small accessories. This synthetic material is cheaper than leather but less resistant, but that doesn’t mean that the merchandise is not as attractive. There are a lot of fashion stores that sell synthetic products and customers love it. In fact, these items that are sold from fashion stores, are identical to the ones from high end designer brands and often you cannot tell which products are real leather and which are synthetic.
Sometimes the real leather can look synthetic, for example a patent shiny leather can be tricky to evaluate. Patent leather often does not actually smell of leather. Then there is the other side of the coin where a synthetic leather has been so cleverly crafted and finished, you really would think it is the genuine article. I have to admit I don’t like the smell of plastic. Given a choice I would pick leather every time because essentially I believe that famous phrase that says “you get what you pay for .” However I must admit if you are not a leather specialist or the merchandise doesn’t say it, it can be difficult to tell.
Real leather is 100% natural from the animal skin. The quality of the product is very high, durable and resistant to the elements. The production of leather has been in great demand for years and Italy has always been famous for producing some of the best leathers. Also animals have been raised in the farm with the highest quality alimentation process. Major boutiques, retail stores and high end designers all purchase their leather goods from Italy.
This superbly hand crafted Tucci Italian leather mens bag will cut just the right note whatever the occasion for both men and women. Designed with sumptuous calf leather this men’s leather bag, is strong yet supple and gets even more beautiful as it ages. The leather used in this men’s leather bag is completely handcrafted in Italy and comes straight from the Tuscan tannery. There the hides are tanned using vegetable dyes which keep the product more natural and environmentally friendly.
Synthetic bags versus real leather bags is always going to be a big debating point. Depending on your budget and ecological preferences, it just comes down to a personal choice. The way you wear your bag, whatever the material, it is going to look great as long as you accessorize and colour coordinate with style.
You know its getting closer to Christmas when the Italians stop counting calories….
Another favourite Italian Christmas tradition is the Pand’oro, not to be confused with the candied fruit laden Panettone. This wonderful creation is a sweet, buttery and super-moist leavened sweetbread; star-shaped with eight points and also resembling a Christmas tree. It is always displayed sprinkled with confectioner’s (also known as powdered) sugar just before serving, which looks like snow has fallen on the top.
But do we really need another dessert at the Christmas table, you may ask? Absolutely! You can never have too much sugar at this time of the year. Besides, I think bouncing off the walls keeps the kids safe and occupied when the new toys and games are exhausted. And the origin of this delightful festive table addition? Read on…
Pand’oro first appeared in the middle ages at a time when only the rich and the nobility were able to enjoy sweet breads made with eggs, butter and sugar or honey. Hence the name which literally means “royal bread” or “golden bread” Sweetbreads such as this were reserved solely for feasts and special occasions for the wealthy. In a publication known as “Suor Celest Balilei, Letters to Her Father” (published by La Rosa of Turin), desserts in Italy during the 17th century included the royal bread, which was made of sugar, eggs, butter and flour. This description is also famous from the 1st century Ancient Rome, but substituting the butter with oil! This dessert figured prominently in Venetian aristocracy, particularly as Venice was the principal point for spice trade in the late 18th century. However, it was in Verona where the pand’oro was perfected in a process which took almost a century! The process was perfected in Verona thanks to Domenico Melegatti, who patented the commercial production of this delight!
There are some who credit the French brioche as the mother of Pand’oro with its birth in the 18th century at a time when commoners unfortunately were only able to afford “black” bread, which was bread made of rye or barley, if any bread at all. Remember when Marie Antoinette was told of the poor who were starving without bread? Her famous retort was ”let them eat cake!”. Fortunately the Pand’oro, unlike Marie, kept it’s head, and shape, and continues to enjoy its place at the table! Long live the Pand’oro!!
When not served on its own with a glass of bubbly it can also be found sliced horizontally and filled with a rich mixture of mascarpone cream, see our easy to follow recipe below!
Pierotucci Italian leather men’s messenger bag
This vertical shoulder leather men’s messenger bag with handle has sturdy sides and combination lock making it the perfect men’s leather messenger bag for your most important things. One large compartment with two discreet slim inner pockets allow for organization to the highest degree. For business or pleasure, this bag will give you the utmost feel of security AND style all-in-one.
Once they were called shoulder bags, o courier bags; the shape is a rectangle, and material can be different but they are definitely some of the hottest bags so far.
Pierotucci offer a wide range of leather messenger bags, from the mini courier in Buffalo leather to the real messenger bags in Vacchetta leather.
Also from our web site one can discover another world of leather messenger bags: Campomaggi-last-for-life messenger bags. Different shape but all made from saddle leather and metal studs that makes these bags endless.
Messenger bags can be also made in canvas & leather making the bags more easy to use for any occasion. Ideal for summer time.
But messenger bags are also a favourite bags from some Luxury designer that shape they bags as a messenger. In pierotucci.com store, Gherardini messenger bags , Vivienne Westwood are some of the brands on sale.
…a great style of living in a messenger bag!