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One fun thing that can be done to personalize many leather items is to have it monogrammed. This is an old process that actually dates back to ancient Greece. For a IMG_1387while, it was considered passé but what was once old is always new again- so they say. Many people do not understand the process and need some guidance. This is where we step in. Follow along for your complete guide to monogramming.

Monogramming leather is done by a stamping machine. This is a process that has not changed in over 75 years and it is all done by hand. The first part is finding the necessary letters or symbols intended for use. There are several choices on lettering sizes. Don’t worry, the person doing the monogramming will work with you to choose the right letter size. Once the machine is heated up the next step is determining where to stamp the item. This part can be trickyIMG_1392 and it takes monogrammer years to know exactly where the best place is aesthetically to make the burn.

Once the letters are picked the next choice is whether to have the letter burned or to have a foil. A foil, usually silver or gold, helps the letters stand out on the item. However, burned-in has become more popular because it has a classic look that never goes out of style. This is very much a personal choice.

IMG_1390Once the letters are in place and the spot marked on the bag the next step is to secure the item so it doesn’t move. It is important for the monogrammer to make sure that the item is centered and secured so the item doesn’t move. If the item is moved or isn’t centered there is no way to erase this so there is no room for error. Once this is done it is time for the stamping. The letters are pushed in by force for several seconds so the burning can take place. Once this is over the item is all ready to go.

Monogramming is also great for gifting, If you aren’t 100% sure about the item, a certificate for monogramming is a safe bet. This way, you know they’ll love the item before they monogram is done.

Leather goods on Sale Now with Closeout & Clearance Prices

I have fond memories of growing up – vacations, play dates and soccer games – but one thing I remember most is the beautiful black leather bag my mother used to carry. It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary – a simple, structured leather shoulder bag with a detachable crossbody strap to match – but it influenced me a great deal. When she wore that bag, I knew we were going on an adventure (even if it was just to the grocery store.) Fast forward a fPassage 2 Collection Vaquetta Leather Deluxe Executive Briefcase ew years and my youth has caught up with me.

Working closely with different leather products everyday – cross body leather bags and leather tote bags and leather computer bags (Oh My!) has shown me just how important a great leather bag can be to a consumer. For some it’s a connection to their youth, for others it’s about knowing they’ve made a real investment in a quality item. This impact is most evident during the holidays and the weeks that follow.

During the holidays, consumers searching for Leather goods are after two things: quality products and a great deal! (That is where a great Luggage Sale comes into play!) In the luggage business, consumers are always asking which items would best suit their needs, their wants and their budgets. We tend to ask a few different questions: what will the bag’s purpose be – business or pleasure – and wRoyce Leather Garment Cover hat type of bag will ensure the best fit? Is the consumer looking for leather travel bags? Or are they looking for leather messenger bags? How often will the bag be used? And you can’t forget the consumer’s price point. There’s nothing worse than seeing a beautiful leather piece and realizing you cannot afford it.

Once the specifics are known, the choices can be narrowed down. Soft supple leather, quality hardware and durability are key points that any customer should be looking for in a leather product and you’ll find some of the best leather products from manufacturers like David King, LeDonne and Claire Chase Bags. Not only do they offer leather bags for men and women at great prices that we can pass along to you, the consumer, but they stand behind David King Leather Extra Large Duffel Bag their products with guaranteed warranties as well. Now if you really want to know, I have my personal favorites – the David King Leather Extra Large Duffel Bag (6654) in black, the Le Donne Leather Messenger Bag (A202) in café and the Claire Chase Leather Computer Bak-Pak (CCL 330E) in Red – they’re stylish, well-made and very roomy! But don’t take my word for it. Try any or all of them out, available at Irv’s Luggage now!