TASSISTA - Distressed Leather Mini Essential Bag
|Weight:||1 lbs. 0 oz. (0,45 Kg.)|
Exterior: Approx. 10.5"H x 9"W x 1.25"D
Interior: Approx. 9.25"H x 7.75"W x 1"D
We have started working with Salvatore and Vincenzo in 2004, back when Antonio Dionigi was still a partner in the company. As the years went by all sorts of changes happened to the marketplace, including a diffusion of cheap imitations, and a shift in tastes towards more rugged designs.
While everybody seemed busy racing to the bottom, Salvatore and his team learned new techniques and listened to customers about how to make the products better. Common upgrades include:
- High-quality full-grain leather that is slightly distressed and wrinkled.
- Better, more comfortable and durable handles.
- More comfortable straps with a great padded shoulder protector.
- Better lined interiors in a bright color that makes finding your stuff much easier.
- Generally better hardware, such as the Art and Job logo is now a carved medallion, and the large duffel has good size feet at the bottom.
The TASSISTA is a brilliant re-design of the mini essential bag by Salvatore Sorrentino. Gone are the pockets that no longer make sense, and even the messenger-style flap that was so popular, but ultimately not necessary in a small bag. Now Salvatore provides the essentials for the modern man (or woman) who wants to get down to business, or leisure, without tying up his or her hands.
Does an iPad Mini fit? Yes. The same goes, obviously, for an iPhone 6 Plus or a Galaxy Note. Wallet? Check. Glasses? Check. Keys? Check. With this bag you can stay productive and be stylish.
As is the case for the rest of Dionigi's Art and Job products, the leather and colors of the TASSISTA are beautiful. I am particularly fond of the Stone Grey, not only because I have never seen a color/leather combination quite like it, but also because I think that it looks good on its own. Plus it brilliantly matches my grey TOSTA shoes making a pretty cool duo.
You might have heard otherwise, but trust me: Grey is the new Black. :-)
Since I can't leave on a bad joke, let me also point out the two zipped pockets in the front. They slightly overlap each other and are intended for small, somewhat flat items. The vertical pocket I find particularly useful for those little things that I plan on carrying only until I get to my destination. For me it is a temporary stash that doesn't get mixed up with everything else. Thank you Salvatore!
Please note: Espresso and Dark Olive bags have cotton straps that adjusts from 33" to 60" (84 cm to 153 cm). Stone Grey bag has a leather strap with belt buckle-style clasp that adjusts from 46" to 55" (117 cm to 140 cm).