Seasoned No. 714 - Tote in Natural Tan
This previously owned No. 714 tote in Natural Tan is in excellent condition, and has hardly started developing its patina. If you're familiar with Natural Tan, you know that this leather is nearly white when it's new. As it is exposed to sunlight, rain, spills, body oil, etc. it begins to tan into what eventually becomes a golden shade of tan (the last photo shows another bag that has developed a full patina). These totes feature snaps down each side to give you the option of incorporating one to two optional inserts (leather panels that subdivide the contents of your bag and feature small pockets for your business cards, cell phone, pens, etc).
For the professional on-the-go, the No. 714 Tote is built from the same 8/9oz full-grain leather as our Satchels. With an open top, you have access to all of your files and papers. This tote is large enough to carry a 15" MacBook Pro as well. Add one or two optional inserts to provide more organization options and small pockets to hold your business cards, pens or cell phone.
Approximate Dimensions: 16" x 10" 3.5"
Handcrafted in our Charlotte, NC studio and guaranteed for life
Pickup currently unavailable at 1707 E 7th St
At ColsenKeane, we select the best US-sourced Full Grain Chrome Tanned or Veg Tanned Cowhides, and Full Grain Aniline Buffalo hides for our products. We only use Full-Grain leather, which is the highest quality leather you can get; far superior to the “genuine leather” commonly used by larger brands. Our goods are built from 5/6 oz or 8/9 oz leathers, depending upon the requirements of the product. We also use the most durable hardware in the industry, and offer handmade Copper buckles and hardware as an upgrade on many bag and belt items.
Our handmade Copper buckles are painstakingly hand-forged from pure copper by a metal smith in Montana. Copper hardware and buckles is an allergen-free option for your products and incurs a slight upcharge.
The Care & Keeping of Your ColsenKeane Leather Good:
So you bought a new Satchel and you're wondering how to take care of it?
You don't need to do anything at all for at least 4-6 months. Your leather good comes packed with the oils it needs to perform.
At the 4-6 month mark, we recommend a gently applied coat of Saddle Soap (available for purchase here). We suggest you do this with our Liquid Saddle Soap.
Please note that an application of Saddle Soap will darken the leather, just like age and patina does.
1. To apply Saddle Soap, take a clean soft cloth and gently apply the solution in a circular motion into your leather good. You may wish to begin at the bottom of the bag, in order to see how the Saddle Soap will affect the hide.
2. Let it dry 2-3 hours, or overnight if you want to be certain and it's ready to go.
3. Reapply again every 3-4 months.
We can only recommend Saddle Soap on our products. Though you may surely be able to use them on other leather goods purchased elsewhere, or on larger items like chairs or sofas, we can not guarantee the results and therefore would not be able to recommend it.
Should your Satchel have some years and wear-and-tear on it, you may need a small overhaul. In that case, let us refresh your Satchel for you.
We offer a Refresh Your Satchel package during which we will give your well-loved ColsenKeane Satchel a thorough once-over and cleaning. We will use our liquid glycerine saddle soap to thoroughly clean and condition your bag; carefully inspecting each rivet and each stitch and repairing anything found, to ensure the continued integrity of your go-to companion.
Purchase the package at the above linked page. Ship your Satchel to us safely at the following address:
Refresh Your Satchel Program
1707 E. 7th St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Please include your full name, phone number, and order number. Once complete, we will ship your bag back to you as quickly as possible.