A guy from Texas visited my web site and then contacted me and said he wanted to purchase a purse for himself. I emailed him back saying that I could build what he was requesting and this picture is the result of our collaborating about the design. Later, when I was about to send it to him he expressed some hesitation about it being called a purse. I explained to him that I think a fashionable name for it was man bag. I also thought that would be a good key word for my site. I'm sure this bag would suit a woman as well as a man.
The dimensions of this top bag are about 14.5" wide x 12" high x 4". It has four pockets - one full width on the front under the flap that is 9" high. There is another full width pocket on the inside back that is 9'5" high. That inside pocket is gathered a bit at the bottom to accommodate it holding more. It also has the two pockets on the sides that are about 4" wide x 6" high. These side pockets are also slightly gathered to hold more. This bag can be made with a variety of pockets both inside and out.
This particular one has a 45" long braided shoulder strap. It has a long flap covering the open top of the bag.
I made another bag similar to this that has an open top - no flap. The cost of a bag, like pictured just below, is $360.
man bags made with braided leather
The guy that ordered the bag above was so happy with it he ordered another one that is very similar to it. This one is a bit smaller and is made with my chestnut colored leather. It's dimensions are about 12.5" high x 11" high x 3". It has a full width pocket on the front under the flap and the two side pockets. It also has a large full width pocket on the inside that is slightly gathered at the bottom for depth.
A woman purchased this bag. She requested some fringe on it. This is the same 12.5" high x 11" high x 3" as the bag above.
This one was made using my Mahogany leather. It also is about 14.5" wide x 12" high x 4". It has the two side pockets, a pocket under the flap, and another on the inside of the back. This style accommodates a lot of pockets, although, I suggest people limit them.