THE BRIDGE men's classic bags Made in Italy of genuine Tuscan leather
Italian brand The Bridge: fifty years to world fame
The Bridge is one of the most famous Italian leather factories and of course, it doesn’t need to be introduced. Since 1969, The Bridge brand has been a symbol of high-quality materials combined with elegance that only Tuscan master craftsmen can impart to leather goods.
This Italian brand manufactures its bags and accessories in Italy only, using expensive and high-quality Tuscan leather that is being processed according to old technologies according to ancient traditions of vegetable tanning process.
This processing type has been known since Etruscan time, as well as in medieval Tuscany. In Florence, it was passed down to leather master craftsmen for centuries, from generation to generation. Thus, the Tuscan people improved their knowledge and specialized in this art, which made them the leading leather manufacturers of leather.
Vegetable tanning is characterized by the process when skin proteins react with tannins – active ingredients found in various plants and trees. As a result, it becomes possible to obtain a unique and matchless material, which changes over time and acquires a darker vintage color.
Then, leather is polished to make it soft and shining, resulting in a refined material used for producing high fashion accessories.
The Bridge brand is a kind of a bridge between traditions and modern world. The tradition includes craftsmanship of Florentine masters and bag models in the style of classical English retro; modern is development of additional convenient accessories, application of cutting-edge equipment, and a modern Bio trend related to preference of everything natural and containing no chemicals.
The Bridge men's collections include bags and small leather items, designed for those who are fond of elegance, but don’t want to give up functionality at the same time. All the models are made of 100% genuine leather and feature simple and linear forms; they are enriched with pockets and compartments for storing all the necessities.
Collections consist of briefcases, backpacks, and bags of natural colors: from golden brown to classic black.
The Bridge brand is also synonymous to traveling in space and time – in the present but looking back to the past. This can be seen in The Bridge Story line characterized by bag and trunk models in the vintage style of the XIX and the early XX centuries, which were first invented by travelers and became symbols of adventures in literature.
A special place among The Bridge Story products take doctoral bags and a bag historically called a “Carpet Bag”, created in the mid-1800s in the USA. Such a bag is mentioned in the Jules Verne’s novel “Around the World in 80 Days”. The main character Phileas Fogg and his assistant Passepartout decided to go on a round-the-world tour, taking only the most necessary things and putting it in a carpet travel bag, similar to the one offered by The Bridge brand.
Another unique retro model by The Bridge is a travel chest in the style of the early XIX century, resembling those made by Marechal master - the maestro who taught world-famous Louis Vuitton. This chest is suitable for long-distance journeys, and The Bridge offers it complemented with a large number of compartments that are perfect for those who want to feel like travelers of the early nineteenth century.
The Bridge Story collection also contains a wooden leather-covered trunk and a hatbox – the typical luggage accessories of the early 1900s. The brand has perfectly replicated the models that existed at the beginning of the XIX century.
Our online store offers luxury bags, backpacks, briefcases, and wallets by The Bridge – vintage and modern models for extraordinary men.