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.


About Pierotucci

Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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