“These bags grow more beautiful with age, as customers breathe life into them,” says Naoyuki Komatsu, founder of Japanese leather goods label Ortus
Komatsu-san of Ortus represents the finest in handcrafted leather goods, making bespoke pieces for clients that often end up being something fully unique.
How Great Things Age
The Primula is one of Komatsu-san's most well known design, inspired by vintage music cases. This bag is made from one piece of leather and includes custom sized internal pockets for letters and pens. While Mr. C only received this bag earlier this year, it had already begun to develop a patina of its own.
Made from English Bridal leather, the Hazel briefcase is inspired by vintage British designs. Mr. S has carried this bag with him everyday for the past couple of years, giving the dark bridal leather and solid brass hardware time to patina and earn a look that only worn leather can attain.
Ortus Bag at The Armoury
With each bespoke product usually taking more than a year to produce, we are very excited to offer these one-off pieces for immediate sale.
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