Borlino Gets Carried Away with Its New Luggage

  • Carolyn Meers

Borlino’s new men’s bag designs meld luxurious materials with everyday utility; the handmade leather bags come in styles that can transition from jet cabin to boardroom to after-hours cocktail bar. The collection includes the ultra-slim key-secured Forza briefcase ($1,125); the utilitarian triple-gusset calf-hide Conquista ($1,450), which features dedicated areas for a tablet, a mobile phone, and business cards; and the everyday Buffalo tote ($1,450), fashioned with durable vachetta leather and equipped with double-stitched handles made to support heavier loads.

Though all the bags are handmade in Italy, Darrell Ratliff (the company’s CEO) cites the rugged landscape of Colorado, where Borlino is based, as an inspiration for the distinct, subtly refined designs. Borlino, which launched recently, enlists Venetian artisans to hand stitch parts of the bags and employs a centuries-old vegetable-oil tanning process that tones each hide and protects it against subsequent scuffing. In addition to cowhide, bags are made from buffalo or boar hide and tinted a variety of earthy shades, including buff, deep green, and warm brown. (www.borlino.com

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