Satchels have always been a recurring obsession. Particularly messenger bag-style satchels that are in the soft camel shade of brown.
These satchels always look like they’re the type to be carried around by a cute college boy or a handsome professor. And the leather satchels issued to the military in the 40s (that are now vintage) made the wearer look infinitely dapper than shapeless duffel bags.
A genuine vintage school satchel
The Le Donne 2116 is exactly in the style of this satchel. It’s also available in black and cafe, but of course, the tan color is the most covetable.
Priced at $137.95, expect nothing less than rich, soft, and luxurious leather from this bag. From the manufacturer’s description: Each Le Donne bag is painstakingly handmade and crafted by Colombian artisans. Each and every bag also has unique distinctive “scars”, proving that they’re made from genuine full grain leather material.
Quite pricey for an old-fashioned satchel, but the vintage appearance is exactly what drives the price up and what draws us to the Le Donne satchel. Now, how to beat this up to make it look exactly like the male model’s in the picture…