The Louis Cartier collection is named after that Parisian creator of genius, an artistic adventurer who was in touch with the world and its developments, but who also had a dreaming, fantastical and elegant side which paved the way for countless possibilities. A role model? Rather a source of inspiration thanks to his allure and his innate feeling for detail that was always up to date.
CARTIER FINE LEATHER GOODS: MANIFESTLY ELEGANT
In the world of Cartier men’s accessories, skins and leather are materials that must be experienced, seen and touched. The Cartier signature marks every object it chooses, thus affirming content and form, spirit and material. With Cartier leathers, this signature is present right from the conception of Fine Leather Goods. Elegant and understated, the bags in the collection of Fine Leather Goods for men celebrate the luxury of connoisseurs, perfect for here or elsewhere, always in search of both distant horizons and refined finishes that create a signature allure. These are objects of style with crisp lines adorned with an infinite number of details. Fine Leather Goods bear the patina of high standards of quality, crafted from excellent skins that are raw-edged and hot-threaded. The same standards also apply to comfort, with dimensions designed for living – to the point that they are almost forgotten. Always at the forefront is elegance – that of finishes so well traced that they are almost motifs.
A bag that is part luggage, to be carried in the hand and crafted from caramelcoloured full-grain leather. From morning to evening, from one day to the next, this supple and generous duffel-style bag is ready to go. This workshopcrafted Fine Leather Goods creation is a feast for the eyes, displaying apparent minimalism in its raw edges, rigid handles, hand-sewn bar tack and saddle stitching. The work of an aesthete, its intelligence lies in the originality of its gusseted sides, designed to open and provide more space. Could this be the legacy left to us by Louis Cartier, to reconcile the practical with the aesthetic for the ultimate expression of elegance?
THE ANATOMY OF A STYLE
The horizontal shape is simple and sumptuously set off by the matt aspect of the natural leather used throughout. Nothing to interrupt the sleek lines save a diamond-shaped signature, an openwork metal fastening and a gusset disguised as a crease, traced by two dotted lines of saddle stitching. Its creation required craftsmen to carry out a thousand and one actions, from making the pattern to cutting out the skins: exceptional leathers chosen for their great suppleness and their fine hand. Gluing, attaching, hammering, buffing and stitching all contribute to Fine Leather Goods in the great tradition of excellent craftsmanship dedicated to travel.