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Theshoemakerworld writes about SCHARLAU on his blog: 


In a society where every day prevail products made with prastic materials, technical fabrics and tecnology materials, there are still brands that bet on the classic, the authentic, the genuine ... definitely the timeless. And among all these materials undoubtedly Leather occupies a prominent place.

Over the years there have been many conversations with friends and industry professionals about how difficult it was to find quality handbags and briefcases with timeless design that were not the classic brands we all know. Many of us in the end decided to visit a bespoke craftsmen to ordered bags and briefcases totally custom made.

Our surprise and joy has been capitalized when discovering a Spanish brand that sinking its roots in the perfectionist and practice German culture which mixes the Spanish artisan tradition with a majestic timeless design and the most luxurious leather. Its objective: To create leather articles designed for those with an exquisite taste who know how to enjoy the pleasure of using products of the highest excellence.

That's why today we want to talk about SCHARLAU. This Spanish brand is born of the obsession of Werner Scharlau, its founder, to find the perfect briefcase. How many times in our travels we have been impotent to the little practicality of the modern suitcases, or the little durability of the briefcases after an intense year of using it day by day. These same questions overwhelmed Mr. Scharlau over the years without finding any brand that was up to it.

That is why they embarked on the exciting and no less difficult task of creating a collection that combines each and every one of the characteristics that currently form the DNA of the firm: Timeless elegance, maximum quality and top design at the height of the most demanding Sybarites. Fruit of his delicate work are two collections that we will detail you:

Collection No.1: Maximum expression of durability, functionality and timelessness. A collection of sober touches where the primary colors are black and dark green. A collection designed for the executives of the 21st century who both for their day of work and for their business trips will find briefcases and backpacks designed to carry documents, laptops, ipads, mobile phones in their respective compartments. Each item is thought to the millimeter including concrete details like pockets to carry the passports and boarding passes, pockets to take cards USB or SIM and a thousand details that I encourage you to discover.

Perhaps the three main technical characteristics and materials in the No.1 collection are the use of Nylon YKK zippers which, besides providing elegance due to its silver color, are of the highest quality, favoring the insulation and closure of each compartment. The other characteristic and in our opinion of the utmost importance is the use of full-grain calf leather. In some models they have been pigmented their most superficial layer to favor the touch. The last and not least important feature is the use in some models of this collection of CORDURA®, the leading brand in Ballistic Nylon. A material of great resistance and very suitable for the sports equipment.?

The second collection is the Mies collection. A tribute to the legendary German architect Mies van der Rohe. In 1929 he received the commission to design the National Pavilion of Germany for the International Exhibition of Barcelona, ??for which he also designed the famous Barcelona chair.
A collection where the design predominates in each piece and where the color is an absolute protagonist. In this collection we can find a nod to the Barcelona chair and its characteristic padding. The predominant colors are lilac, green bottle and a powerful garnet color called berry.

Among the pieces that have caught our attention are the Pavilion briefcase, the Werner document carrier and the Mosler bag. At the technical level they incorporate the same characteristics as the No.1 collection.

Perhaps as extra details all the pieces of both collections incorporate the exclusive of being able to inscribe in an elegant metallic plate, the name and contact number of its owner.

In conclusion and to be very sincere we must say that Scharlau has been a complete discovery. Both collections bring timeless elegance and careful design along with a practicality out of the ordinary. Definitely thought for a gentleman of the 21st century.

Collections that emphasize the value of craftsmanship and the highest quality designed for our day to day. Each piece reveals spaces and compartments designed to store all kinds of gadgets such as laptop, mobiles, tablets, pens and a long etc. No doubt represent the update of the classics to the most current reality.

Collections that can certainly be for both a man and a woman. A man or woman who are defined by the pursuit of excellence being very demanding with quality and seeking to make a difference with that discreet elegance that only Scharlau knows how to introduce us.

Written by theshoemakerworld.com