BELATED TEXTILE TUESDAYS: A LESSON IN LEATHER
which do you prefer?
mottled or smooth? leather is
sorry for the brief hiatus, guys. currently battling and getting over a seasonal cold. anyway, let’s get right down to business. we all own at least one leather (or faux-leather; for the sake of the conversation at hand, those count, too) handbag, but do we really pay attention to its makeup? no, I’m not talking about the old crossbody versus tote debate, nor am I addressing the merits of gold hardware over silver, ad nauseum, ad infinitum; I’m talking surface treatments here. when it comes to shopping for handbags, whether you’re looking for “the one”, or a small phalanx of satchels carefully handpicked so that every junk-toting whim of yours is fulfilled —(let’s face it; the bigger the bag, the more we tend to carry around—I’m quite guilty of this also) do you go for a bag with a rougher, pebbly finish like the one occupying the lefthand side of the image above? in my experience, those bags don’t peel or scratch easily (or at all; mine is still going strong after 27 months). conversely, do you reach for a bag with a considerably more refined, almost shiny surface? in my opinion, this glossy sheen can give the appearance of a dressier option.
what say you? are you on team pebbly? OR are you all about a refined, shiny finish when it comes to selecting a handbag?
bag featured in lefthand side of image: large leather pouch: American Apparel
bag featured in righthand side of image: coach court bag