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 Not too surprising. It's very tough and abrasion resistant, yet lightweight, which is why it's used in motorcycle jackets and sports shoes, but it doesn't have the luxurious hand feel of calf. I'll bring my kangaroo leather hunter-green jacket to the meetup whenever you eventually have it.
 Google Image Search is your friend:http://www.styleforum.net/t/115841/the-definitive-manbag-thread-part-i-2009-2014/1875#post_4841705
 They make the raised and lined belt (their top of the line) in calf as well. I think the formalness or lack thereof comes more from the stitching on the edges, or lack thereof. The raised and line belt is perfectly fine for formal wear.  It's a Tumi Townhouse Esmond, and a little too small for a 2-3 day weekend.  Finding on that's decently made. Most name brands are completely useless, and fall apart (e.g. lining glued and detaching after a while). Also, on most belts,...
Ideally a scratch-resistant leather, like saffiano or togoIt needs to hold a weekend's worth of clothes: 2 pants, 2 shirts, underwear, pyjamas, toiletry kit, elecronics kit (chargers, bluetooth speaker, that sort of thing), a sweater, a jacket and a spare pair of shoes. Ghurka has a nice design with a separate compartment to hold the shoe.It should be easy to pack, thus ideally be able to open wide for loading.Design-wise, I like the Ghurka Cavalier II, or the Want...
 I have 4 belts from Equus (black raised and lined with green leather & thread 1 1/4in, hunter green 1 1/2in, medium brown 1in, hazel (like Horween No. 8) 1in. Also a Filson 1 1/2 in dark brown, an Alden in medium brown shell cordovan 1 1/4in, a Montblanc black calf 1 1/4in (wedding present from my in-laws). I think 1 1/4in is optimal. I prefer simple buckles, brass or nickel tone for brown or burgundy, silver tone for anything else. I wouldn't pay $80 for Uniqlo or J....
Have a look at EDC (every day carry) sites like: http://everyday-carry.com/ http://www.edcforums.com/ https://www.flickr.com/groups/whats_in_your_bag/   Most of the solutions offered (e.g. Maxpedition, Skinth) are derived from tactical gear as used by the military or law enforcement, and butt-ugly. There's nothing really good looking in leather for people who like carrying a bunch of gadgets around with them, but not in a full bag. Think of a thin bag the size of a...
If you are trying to expand into women's lines, color choices are going to be critical. Bright red, pink, purple, bright green, bright yellow, and so on. The problem is, colors are dictated by seasonal fashion cycles and given your current 3-6 month turnaround time, you probably don't have the logistics in place to pull that off. We men are easier to work with...   Once you go outside the classics (briefcase, messenger, satchel, tote, holdall), you enter the realm of the...
 Most of the totes I have are very large ones, to ferry stuff to and from the car. My favorite is this Lambertson Truex number (I have it in tan, not green, unfortunately):  I also have this book bag from Hlaska. The handle design is flawed in that the shape of the bag is deformed when you load it and carry it by the handles.  The Waterfield Designs vertigo (recently updated) is a very good vertical bag/tote.   I have the 1.0, the large version will easily hold a bunch of...
+1 as well, specially if it is in Horween No. 8. Bags in that shade are surprisingly hard to find. I suggested green as it would provide more diversity from the existing colors (black, cognac and hopefully navy) while still being classic enough as to not limit sales as, say, bright yellow would. Realistically, a dark chocolate brown would probably sell better. This is the shade of green I was thinking of: I had a leather jacket custom-made in hunter green kangaroo leather...
Dark green (hunter green), a very traditional color for leather goods. In the smooth leather
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