Il Bisonte Large Flap Brief Natural
The largest version of our all-time Il Bisonte classic, which we've been selling since about 1980. The original organizer brief - designed and built to last a generation. Top carry handle and detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. Front flap secured with press studs - with two further expansion studs if you need more bulk inside Large zip pocket on under side of the leather lined flap. Two roomy pouch pockets on the front of the case, under the flap, with 4 pen holders and an open pocket - great for phones, pens, keys, and more.
Two roomy compartments in the main section for papers, magazines or large laptop - it's not padded for laptops but we've found it a popular choice, with the addition of a padded sleeve. On the central divider there's a further 3 pen pockets and phone pocket. Rear zip pocket for important documents. Completely made of leather, with leather lining on the flap - nothing to wear out.
Handmade in Florence.
Exclusive in Australia to Hunt Leather.
Care and Use
- Oil or grease (including from food) - note that this applies to all full-grain leathers.
- Dark denim, which can rub off onto light-coloured bags.
- Pen marks cannot be removed but do try immediately with an eraser.
- If your new Il Bisonte bag gets water on it, such as rain, just wipe off quickly.
Natural leather - these timeless pieces are made of the finest "vacchetta" leather: “a natural vegetable tanned cow-hide which has the unique feature of becoming more and more attractive by the patina that time and sunlight confer on top” - that is, it darkens to a rich tan. The wallets and small leathergoods even more so! Please note that it does get “dirty” at first and is susceptible to water spotting, in early days in particular. As the piece ages, spots and marks tend to disappear into the burnished patina. The “tanning” process can be hastened by exposing the leather to sunlight. Don’t apply creams or sprays in the early days; it is almost impossible to do so without blotching the surface as it is unevenly absorbed.
Black and Moka - No special care is required, the leather just softens and develops a lovely sheen.
Red - Note that it doesn’t darken dramatically but is still made by a natural tanning process, so it will stain and get water-marked just like the natural. The smaller pieces will darken noticeably. Again, beware pen, oil or grease, and dark denim.
Other colours - Il Bisonte introduces seasonal colours and collections each year. Generally, no special care is required. Please call us if you have any concerns or questions.