World of Avallone - Men's Fashion & Lifestyle
Australian Celebrity Harry Cook Endorses Avallone! June 01 2016
One of our most popular products, the 1st Class Traveler Duffle Bag, was recently acquired by Australian movie star Harry Cook!
Harry Cook came into contact with Avallone via our website, and fell in love with our unique designs, and high quality Italian leather used on all of our Luxury leather goods. Harry particularly loved the 1st Class Traveler Duffle Bag in brown. He could not resist the unique blend of Italian Napa leather and Lamb Suede, along with the high quality and superior style of the handmade leather bag. After receiving the Avallone handmade leather bag, Harry was so elated, he posted about the 1st Class Traveler Duffle bag on all of his social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
In addition to handmade leather bags, we also make handmade leather wallets, belts, passport holders, and a variety of other men’s luxury leather accessories. Click here to browse our entire selection of men's handmade leather goods. Current prices range from $19 to $638, and also feature a brand new Canvas & Leather Collection.
If you would like to find a local retailer who carries Avallone leather goods, go to the “Find a Retailer” link in the footer of our website.
Should You Wear a Backpack to Work? September 17 2015
The short answer is yes; as long as it’s not your old college backpack, or something that looks like it should be taken on a camping trip.
I don't think these are the looks you're going for.
When I worked on Wall Street, I would take the path train from Jersey City into NYC every day. Along the way I would look at the different types of bags men carried to and from work. This was actually where I first started getting inspired to create a men’s leather goods collection. As I observed the daily bags men carried, I noticed a few things. First, many of the bags men used were over-done with too many pockets and straps that just didn’t look right unless you were going camping. Second, many of the men going to work were still using what looked like their old college backpack similar to Jansport or Eastpack bags. A lot of the men who used these backpacks actually wore them with a professional business suit. Third, the people who put in some extra effort and carried a quality leather bag, looked a lot more professional and well-put together. Someone you might think worked in upper-management, if not due for a promotion anytime soon.
That's a bit more like it!
This brings me back to my original point. Please do carry a backpack or leather shoulder bag of your choice to work, but make sure you invest in a quality, professional leather bag. When wearing a professional business suit, the worst thing you can do is pair that with something that makes you look like a student. I know many of you may not wear a suit to work every day, but that is no excuse to continue using what appears to be a student backpack for a professional job in the city. A professional leather backpack or leather bag will not only help to improve your appearance, but it will show your superiors and co-workers that you take work seriously. Just think, have you ever seen the CEO roll into work with a Jansport on their back?
As I stated before, many of my daily train observances helped me create styles that keep the working professional looking professional, as well as stylish. So, Avallone’s solution to the college backpack conundrum is our Antique Leather Backpack. It’s handmade with 9 stitches per inch, features a unique combination of leather and suede, and comes with a Lifetime Warranty. It’s something even the CEO would wear. Check it out below, or click here to view it on our website!
If you’re not looking for a backpack but still need a professional leather bag, check out our full selection of men’s handmade leather bags here.
-By Christopher J. Avallon, Founder & CEO of Avallone
New Handmade Leather Bag Product Videos July 30 2015
As you know we have already published a set of product videos for our complete line of handmade leather wallets for men. Now we are starting to publish these same types of videos for our mens handmade leather bags. These product videos are intended to help everyone make a better buying decision while shopping for a new handmade leather bag. Each video contains a general desciption of the handmade leather bag, along with product features, and an up-close personal view of the leather, interior, and exterior areas on each leather bag.
So far we have published 3 new videos for the products in our mens handmade leather bags category. You can find each video on our product details page for each leather bag. However, to save you the time from browsing our website, we included the videos below.
The first one is on our Antique Leather Backpack.
Check it out:
The next video is on our Executive Leather Laptop Carrier in Brown:
The last video is on our Antique Leather Briefcase:
Those are all of our new men's handmade leather bag videos for now, but we'll keep you posted as we come out with more!
Flying? Check Your Carry-On Size First! July 19 2015
Whether you are flying internationally or domestically, there are no such things as universal carry-on regulations for leather bags when it comes to airlines. Since many travelers love to show off their new designer leather bags when flying, the best thing to do before you even pack your bag is to check with the airline regarding their carry-on regulations.
If you are currently buying a handmade leather bag or carry-on bag, or already own a quality leather bag that you like to use, but you have not booked your flight or planned your trip, don’t sweat. We did some research and found some recommendations and best practices that are accepted by the majority of airlines.
For those of you traveling within the USA, the IATA, International Air Transport Association, publishes the following information on the recommended practices agreed on by the Airlines for taking aboard a leather bags or luggage:
"Carry-on baggage must be stowed in the aircraft cabin which limits baggage to a size, weight and shape to fit under a passenger seat or in a storage compartment. Cabin baggage should have maximum length of 22" (56 cm), width of 18" (45 cm) and depth of 10" (25 cm). These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. Baggage allowed onboard may vary from one to two pieces per passenger. Check with your airline as to what is allowed."
International Travel from the USA
For international travel, the most-recommended size for carry-on leather bags or luggage is 20”. The total measurements for a 20” leather bag should add up to less than 45 linear inches or 115 cm (length + width + depth), which fits the regulations for most airline companies. There may be different carry-on leather bag recommendations for commuter aircraft and regional jets, but following this advice will put you in-line with most major airlines like United Airlines and British Airways.
International Travel to the USA
There were new security protocols introduced in 2010 that are, for the most part, no longer in affect regarding carry-on luggage and leather bags. To avoid confusion, we referenced the current British Airways carry-on-policy for this article, as it is pretty typical for most major airlines internationally traveling to the USA.
"Following the recent introduction of revised security requirements for all customers travelling into the USA, British Airways is clarifying its hand baggage policy for customers travelling INTO the USA, including those who are transferring onto flights to the USA.
Customers travelling in our World Traveller and World Traveller Plus economy cabins to the USA from Heathrow and Gatwick will continue to take only ONE item of hand luggage.
Customers travelling in our Club World and First cabin to the USA from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City are now able to take the normal two bag hand luggage allowance.
All customers are advised to check-in as normal. Customers travelling to destinations outside the United States or from the United States are not affected."
So, now that you know the general guidelines that most major airlines follow in regards to taking aboard leather travel bags or carry-on luggage, you should have no problem shopping for a new handmade leather bag, or making sure your favorite carry-on bag is suitable to use on your next trip.
If you do happen to be shopping for a new handmade leather travel bag don’t hesitate to check out our very own handmade leather bags on the Avallone Luxury website.
3 Luxury Leather Bags for Your Next Vacation! July 02 2015
Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to pack your bags and go on a vacation! No matter your destination, you can’t take a trip without the proper luggage to carry your belongings. Whether you’re taking a short vacation (less than 1 week), or a long vacation, you will most likely always be bringing with you a men’s leather bag of some sort. In this post, we are going to focus on our best luxury leather bags, and how they can help improve any trip you take this summer!
Our first men’s leather bag recommendation is our Antique Luxury Leather Backpack. This leather backpack is one of our best handmade leather bags because of its versatility, unique style, and excellent durability. It’s handmade in vegetable tanned cowhide that gets better with age, and contains lamb suede detailing for added style. This handmade leather backpack makes a great carry-on (its 12 inches long x 16 inches high x 7 inches wide), and can also be used to carry your belongings when touring your destination.
Special features include:
- Padded I-Pad Sleeve
- Adjustable Leather Straps
- Front Zipper Pocket for Accessories
Our next luxury leather bag recommendation is our Antique Leather Weekender Bag. If you are shopping for luxury leather bags, and have not bought one yet, this is the luxury leather bag to get! This leather weekender bag is handmade in vegetable tanned cowhide & lamb suede that develops an excellent patina the more you use it. Avoid taking two bags as it’s over-sized for a week-long stay or a weekend, if you’re a heavy packer.
Special Features Include:
- Zipper Lock & Key for Extra Security
- Detachable & Adjustable Leather Strap
- Extra Size – 23 inch Length x 14 Inch Height x 12 Inch Width
Our final luxury leather bag recommendation is our handmade Italian leather duffle bag; IE the 1st Class Traveler Duffle Bag. Most men’s leather bags in the market place do not compare to the style and quality of this men’s leather duffle bag. This handmade leather bag is made in Italian Napa Leather & Lamb Suede, and contains a Lamb Suede lining. It’s the perfect carry-on size & weekender size (21.4 inch Length x 11.7 Inch Height x 9.4 Inch Width). This luxury leather bag also comes in brown or black.
Special Features Include:
- Adjustable & Detachable Leather Shoulder Strap
- Pressed Metal Feet for Stability and Durability
- One Inside Zipper Pocket
Now that you have an idea of how one of our men’s handmade leather bags can improve your next trip, don’t hesitate to try one out. Each bag comes with a Lifetime Warranty, Free Shipping, and a 30 Day Return Policy!