All of our leather products are made with the finest quality calfskin from, arguably, the best tannery in Italy. Operating continuously for nearly 100 years, this partner is one of the most modern and environmentally safe leather finishers in the world. The leather quality - color, finish consistency, absence of flaws - speaks for itself.
Italian Nickel Zippers
We use what most designers consider to be the finest zipper in the world. Manufactured in Italy, they are expensive but worth every Euro. They pull like a knife through butter, with just enough, but never too much, resistance. They won't catch or tear. They simply don't fail. It's not difficult to get excited about these components which exhibit the best in design and industrial technology.
Custom Bronze Hardware
All of the metal hardware we use - rings, buttons, feet, zipper pulls - is handmade. Each piece is designed by our artists, cast in ancient bronze using the lost-wax casting process, and then polished and plated to achieve a jewel-like finish. Harder than rock, these pieces will last forever. Their design is intended to reflect each unique collection.
In partnership with the generally acknowledged 'best' US manufacturer of technical hardware for climbing, rescue, and commercial use, we designed a high-strength removable carabiner that is used to attach shoulder straps to our bags. This custom component is a beauty to behold - functional, light, easy to use, and classically stylish. Yes, simple can be better.
We design our products to be used every day. We carefully consider their function and what our customers want and need. We favor clean design that simultaneously meets our performance expectations and showcases a refined classic style. Every detail is considered for its impact on convenience, usability, comfort, security, wear, and style.
Made in USA
This product is handmade in Los Angeles, California by extraordinary craftsmen with decades of experience. They use the highest quality, most authentic materials and components, sourced from around the world or made exclusively for Virgil James in the USA.
All Virgil James products are guaranteed to provide a lifetime of use. If you are the original owner, and your purchase fails to meet your expectations at any time, you may return it to us for renovation and repair or, alternatively, return it for a merchandise credit, as described in our TERMS & CONDITIONS.
Shipping & Returns
All purchases are shipped prepaid to your mailing address by expedited delivery (UPS or FedEx 2nd Day) in the United States, or by expedited international carriers (DHL, FedEx, etc.) to the rest of the world. Prepaid return shipping is provided in the event you want to return a purchase.