Duvall Leatherwork – Flop Over Crossbody Review

 

DUVALL LEATHERWORK

Flop Over Crossbody, Tobacco – Review

July 29, 2018

This bag has been such a great little (or not so little!) summer carry. I’ve taken it to the beach, to the museum, the playground, on vacation, on hikes, on walks, you name it!  It’s perfect for when you need to be hands free and just want your bag to be an easy light weight carry.  It’s great b/c it folds over a lot and takes up very little space if it’s not packed or it expands and can carry my Surface.  You can tell I’m in summer mode with the three (3) kinds of sunscreen in that bag…we had lots of fun, outdoors days!

If you’re wondering why the pillow, it’s because the bag kept disappearing into my lap making it difficult to see otherwise.  Also, this is my 2nd  time shooting this video. I shot the whole thing outside in EXTREME heat because I prefer you guys see the bag in natural light….well, it was so hot, the phone shut down halfway through and gave some sort of heat warning, so I gave up shooting outside!  Check out the Nuts & Bolts video (link below) if you want to see it in natural light. Third time’s the charm though and I finally finished this video!

If you have any questions, please put the down below and I’m happy to help.  Hope you enjoyed this video.  Cheers to American Crafters!

If you like the fish hook keychain or the Trader Joe’s sunscreen stick (a must for trying to get sunscreen on a kiddo’s face!), see the Amazon link below.

 

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Sandast James Tote Original – Nuts & Bolts

 

 

SANDAST –  James Tote Original , Nuts & Bolts

 

It’s here…the bestselling Sandast tote – the James Original!  This is easily one of the most versatile bags I’ve owned:  its work appropriate, weekend appropriate, a diaper bag, a getaway bag, an overnight bag, a sexy carry on and just an all-around bad ass.  If you’re wondering if this bag is for you, hopefully these detailed measurements help you decide.  If you have any questions about what fits, please comment below.  Stay tuned for the bag battle (James vs. James Petit) and the full review of this beauty!

Thanks for watching!

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Duvall Leatherwork – Small Shoulder Bag, Review

 

DUVALL LEATHERWORK

Small Leather Shoulder Bag, Red Brown

April 15, 2018

If you saw my unboxing on this bag, you saw me do a little happy dance at the end.  Well, the happiness hasn’t faded at all!  The more I use this bag, the more I appreciate all the little things about this bag. If there was something Nick Duvall could have done to make the bag a little better, then he took the time to do it.  Here’s a brief overview of what makes this bag a standout:

  • Leather pulls for both zippers
  • Leather loops at both ends of the exterior zipper for easy opening and closing
  • Flexible zipper flap so it can be pulled up to open and then tucked down into the bag when closed
  • Leather trim / piping around the top edge of the bag
  • Inside seams
  • Full leather pocket (not just a single piece of leather sewn to the bag)
  • Additional open pocket
  • Key Fob
  • Solid copper rivets
  • Small (removable) branded leather key chain on the exterior
  • Structured, yet soft full grain leather.
  • Large capacity despite size

All of the above features are standard!  This bag is proudly crafted in Kingston, Pennsylvania. This makes me want to take a trip out to Pennsylvania in person to bug Nick for a tour of the studio.  Yup, this bag makes  me want to go Stage V clinger.

Cheers to American Crafters!

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Duvall Leatherwork – Small Shoulder Bag: Nuts and Bolts

 

DUVALL LEATHERWORK

Small Leather Shoulder Bag, Red Brown

I get a LOT of questions about bag measurements.  What can I say?  We are a detail oriented bunch.  We don’t just want to know IF there’s a pocket, we want to know if it’s an open pocket, divided pocket, hanging pocket, anchored pocket….well, here you go!  Here’s the nuts and bolts of the Duvall Leatherwork Small Shoulder Bag.  Please note the measurements are approximate!  A few comments about how I measure below.  Stay tuned for the full review coming soon!

POCKETS – I measure the exterior of the pocket and then subtract ½” to account for the fact that the actual pocket is slightly smaller on the interior.  The height of the zippered pocket is measured only up to the height of the zipper, but in theory, you could put something in there a bit taller because the zipper is not at the very top.

KEY FOB – This is measured from AFTER the rivet where it’s affixed to the bag since that is the portion that is moveable.

Need I say more?

How ‘bout just one more thing?

Proudly crafted in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Cheers to American Crafters!

 

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Sandast – James Petit (& a Surprise) Unboxing

 

 

SANDAST – James Petit (& a Surprise) Unboxing

I simply adore these two (2) bags!  You saw me fawn over the James Tote during the interview.  That day, I learned someone had commissioned a smaller version of the James Tote, but whether or not it was headed to production was still a question mark.  I was thrilled to learn that it is indeed now part of their regular line up.  Here are my first impressions:

JAMES PETIT – The size is absolutely perfect:  13 X 10.5 X 5.  The first thing that struck me is the color.  It’s very rich and has the signature vintage look and feel, but with the telltale new leather smell.  It is a VERY comfortable carry and I can see myself easily carrying this little beauty everywhere.  I would have no qualms about taking it out and about for long periods.

JAMES ORIGINAL – One look at this bag and there is absolutely no doubt why this bag is a best seller.  Unapologetically 16 X 12 X 5, this bag stands out.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hand tag that lets you know the year made and the unit of production.  There are no more than 100 handmade units of this color produced for the 2018 season.  To say that I am thrilled to receive the first one of the season is an understatement.  Since every piece is handmade right at their showroom, each piece is unique, but when you know there are only 100 per season, it makes the product that much more so.

I am still smiling just thinking about these bags.  I will be back with my classic bag battle and an individual review for both.  If there are any questions you’d like me to answer in the bag battle, please let me know!

 

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Sandast – Special Alert!

 

SANDAST – Coming soon!

Stay tuned, I have two (2) videos coming up very soon.   One is a quick review and color comparison of the accessories pictured in the thumbnail above.  I picked up these accessories during my studio and workshop visit a few weeks ago.  The second is a very special unboxing that you won’t want to miss.  

If you haven’t seen the four part interview series, check it out here.  There was also some behind the scenes footage that I couldn’t bear to see on the cutting room floor so you can watch that bonus footage here.  

 

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Sandast Interviews – 4 Part Series + Wine Intro

 

SANDAST INTERVIEW – Wine Teaser

If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong!  What a fun afternoon sitting down with Mr. Sandast himself – – wine, chocolate, cheese, coffee and leather, all my favorite things!  You know it’s going to be a good interview when you can’t stop laughing long enough to even get started. It’s gonna take a while to edit this goodness, but here’s a bit of silliness to tide you over.

 

 

SANDAST INTERVIEW I – Honey, we gotta sell the house…

I love that life is this hilarious mix of going for broke, failing, succeeding and then starting all over again.  Where would you be if you never quit that job, moved to that new city or went back to school?  In Chris’ case, would Sandast exist if he never sold his house?

I feel like the highlight reel of your life is those times that you pushed your chips to the center and went all in.  It’s not all the successes, but the times you went for it. It’s an honor to share the true story of Sandast, not just the legacy of their product, but their trials and their struggles before the rebirth.  I hope you enjoy watching his story as much I did.

SANDAST INTERVIEW II – He who wishes to the move the mountain…

Life is overwhelming.  Thinking about the steps it would take to be where we want to be is enough to make your head spin so I love the idea that Chris has a mantra that gets him through the minutiae.  It’s simple, but perfect and he engraved it on his bag as a permanent reminder.

This is life.  Complicated and overwhelming, but simple and beautiful in this weird way.  It’s not the big steps he took.  It’s not that Blake Lively commissioned a bag (she did). It’s not the Johnny Depp loves Sandast (he does).  It’s that Chris comes to the studio day in and day out and life has a way of working out for people that work for it.

SANDAST INTERVIEW III – From that point on, I never looked back…

Chris is a painter.  His artwork is displayed prominently as the backdrop of his humble studio and sales floor.  As you enter, there is a painting on the left that is this brilliant mix of red and yellows.  In the years before, it was a somber mix of grays that gradually gave way to what you see today.  Chris painted over it. Then he painted over it.  Then he painted over it.  To me, this mural is his phoenix rising…we are all changing, struggling, doing over and beginning again.  Some people stop at the gray.  It’s easy to do. Life is this impossible mix of struggles some days, but I see his spirit and I’m inspired.

If you’re in the gray, keep going.  Add just a little bit of red.  Commit to doing the same tomorrow.  Be just a little better than you were.  Life is a process.

SANDAST INTERVIEW IV – We’re just getting started…

Truer words were never spoken.  I look forward to the evolution of Sandast. He’s got his feet under him and he’s off to the races.

It’s beautiful to see something come together in the way that Sandast has after years of struggle and self-doubt and the thoughts that plague us.  The Sandast legacy is a testimony to hard work and persevering when you aren’t sure of the outcome.  Chris, you’re an inspiration.  After the success of Sandast, you’re still you; you’re still relatable and you’re funny as all get out.  Thanks for an afternoon of laughs and time well spent.  I’ll drink to that.

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Portland Leather Dakota Medium Crossbody

Check for it here:  Portland Leather Dakota Medium Crossbody

PORTLAND LEATHER GOODS – Dakota Medium Crossbody

This is my first experience with Portland Leather Goods and I have to say, I’m pretty impressed! The thickness of the leather and the quality of the construction are incredible.  I would never guess you could get this quality for this price.  This is the best value I’ve seen in full grain leather.  It’s also very thoughtfully packaged inside and out and, you know, I love me some good packaging.

This bag fulfills a hole in my weekend bag arsenal – – the elusive large small bag. I have plenty of small smalls and even medium smalls, but this is a legit large small that’s distinctly weekend (not professional).  I can’t wait to use it and do the full review.  I’ve already got a handful of 2.0 suggestions.  BTW, if you order this bag and you’re short, ask them to punch some extra holes in the strap.  It’s really long, even though I got the short strap.

Stay tuned for my full review!  I’ll take detailed bag measurements and show you what fits.

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LM Leather Goods – Wentworth Purse Tote, Unboxing

Check for it here:  Wentworth Purse Tote

Wentworth Purse Tote, Unboxing

It’s been nearly a year since I last did a review for LM Leather Goods (Vendue classic clutch, anyone?) and it’s been even longer that I’ve been coveting the Wentworth Purse Tote!  The size and style of this tote just spoke to me.  Most bags that can house my laptop for work are just way too big for me to want to tote around on the weekend so I end up downsizing.  This bag is unique in that it can do double duty – big enough for my laptop, but not so big that I need to switch it out for weekend carry.  Plus, it’s just formal enough for office days, but not so stuffy that I won’t tote it around on weekends.  Anyways, it’s here and it’s gorgeous and this (not so) little beauty was well worth the wait.  I see why it sells out and out and sells out and sells out…

I’ve been a nerd this weekend and periodically cruise around the house with this on…and empty.  Yup, I just like the feel of it.  The leather is soft and it just feels comfortable.  My husband caught me wearing it empty, in the house and looking in the mirror.  Whatever, he doesn’t get it.  Strange to some, totally normal to me.  I mean, hey, if you like it, why not wear it?  It can also go crossbody, not super cross body (remember I’m only 5’2″), but sort of cross body the way I wore the Col Littleton No. 25 Drifter crossbody.  I also put my laptop in there and it works great.  I don’t even need a sleeve when it’s in there.  Ah, the merits of this bag.   Plus, you can feel great about supporting American made – – not just American made today, but three (3) generations deep American made.  That’s commitment.

Stay tuned for my full review!  I’ll take detailed bag measurements and show you what fits.

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