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OUR INSPIRATION TO CREATE THIS LEATHER BACKPACK.
Why call this backpack Alphonse?Alphonse de Lamartine is an emblematic figure of French poetry and romanticism. In love with travel, and in particular the Orient, this poet in search of an existential meaning inspired Valet de pique his first backpack, "Alphonse". What could be better than a backpack to travel? "There is no man more complete than one who has travelled a lot, who has changed the shape of his thought and his life twenty times" - Lamartine
Timeless leather backpackThe Alphonse leather backpack has a classic backpack design. Our desire is to create a piece that is the fruit of 60 years of know-how, a backpack that will stand the test of time. That's why each backpack is numbered and dated to mark the piece in time and make it unique.
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Alphonse is made in a factory in the heart of Paris. In a family business that has been working in the field since 1920, as a saddler, upholsterer, harness maker. It is currently the fifth generation that runs the company. The quality of the product is their watchword. We might as well tell you that this bag is solid.
What leather is used and where does it come from?The leather comes from a family tannery that has been working leather for decades, combining craftsmanship and state-of-the-art techniques. The vegetable tanning process is based on the use of tannins, extracted from the bark of trees, which are responsible for transforming the animal's skin into a material resistant to the effects of time. A natural ageing quality that will even increase the characteristics of the leather making it unique: colour, shine, expression...
EACH PART IS DATED AND NUMBERED
A VINTAGE LEATHER BACKPACK
Is Alphonse's leather backpack heavy?
No, as surprising as it may seem, Alphonse's backpack weighs only 0.99 kg. So it is in the standard backpack category.
Is the backpack waterproof?
The leather backpack is waterproof, so if it rains, your things will be protected from humidity. However, we recommend that you regularly apply nourishing milk (with beeswax) to make the leather more waterproof.
Is the Alphonse backpack comfortable?
The straps are made entirely of leather and are 4 cm wide. The straps are attached at the top of the back and on the sides. The bag can be adjusted up to 15 centimeters. You can therefore adjust your bag very easily.
Which leather is used?
Our wish is to have the lowest environmental impact, while ensuring the longest life of the backpack. We source our leather in a family-owned Spanish tannery. This full grain cowhide leather is robust and will weather over time. It is vegetable tanned. The leather used will not discolour on your white shirts. The backpack is available in black leather, camel leather (Honey) and brown leather (Chocolate).
Is the leather backpack suitable for a computer?
Yes perfectly, you can easily slip your laptop into the backpack. The inside dimensions are: 27 cm x 10.5 cm.
MANUFACTURED IN A FACTORY IN THE CENTRE OF PARIS
It is this family business that made us want to enter the world of leather goods. A factory that has been working in the field since 1920, as a saddler, upholsterer and harness maker. It is currently the fifth generation that runs the company. The quality of the product is their watchword. We might as well tell you that this bag is solid.