Originally Posted by Bellafonte27
I would second getting a fabric lining instead of suede. As anyone with suede shoes would know, suede could be persnickety in terms of maintenance. I guess it depends on what you plan to carry in your bag, but if it gets wet, there's a chance that the leather could be irreversibly damaged. If this bag were to be a second bag for more formal/business occasions, I figure that it would be fine. However, for day-to-day usage, it might not be ideal. Personally, if I had this bag, I would take extra care to make sure that the suede lining isn't damaged so it would always be on the back of my mind.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Bellafonte. I was thinking of asking an artisan to create some bags for me. That could be cheaper than buying them from Serapian!
And in terms of durability and "care" I was thinking of maybe 2 variations?
The first one is more formal/business made with veg tanned leather and suede lining, the second one is to be used everyday with chrome tanned leather, that is more water repellent, and fabric lining. Could it be a good combo?
Or, as an alternative, I could use alcantara with chrome or veg tanned leather as the maintenance would be easier.
Edited by cics - 4/5/16 at 5:07pm