Slicing Open a $1,100 Gucci Dionysus Mini Bag to See If It's Worth It

  • Natural leather specialist Tanner Leatherstein deconstructs a $1,100 Gucci Dionysus natural leather mini bag.
  • He uses acetone to eliminate the surface and also accessibility the natural leather below to examine high quality.
  • He does an ash examination to see whether the mini bag was tanned in the means the brand name stated it was.

Adhering to is a records of the video clip.

Tanner Leatherstein: Gucci Dionysus bag. Is it worth it?

I’m Tanner. I have actually been deconstructing and also checking developer high-end natural leather bags to aid individuals recognize if it deserves it or otherwise, and also I’m mosting likely to stroll you via just how I deconstruct the $1,100 Gucci Dionysus mini bag.

One of the most mistreated term in the sector, it’s “authentic natural leather.” It might imply truly poor qualities of natural leather, and also some individuals utilize it in really deceptive methods. I attempt to place my quote on the natural leather and also workmanship expenses so individuals can make that reduction. Like, just how much of this rate is currently standing originating from the brand name? As well as make your mind on your own, right?

I consider 3 points. First is natural leather. Like, what sort of natural leather choice was utilized in this style? Exactly how great of a natural leather is needed for this type of surface they utilized right here? 2 is the workmanship, the class of the style. As well as ultimately, the 3rd one is general efficiency worth contrasted to that rate factor. If you’re searching for simply natural leather, you uncommitted concerning the standing, it could be excessive for you. As well as if you are alright, you wish to acquire the standing that features the brand name, after that it’s absolutely worth it for you. To make sure that’s my purpose helpful individuals with this details.

This clasp is connected to it really highly via these steel links, and also it is truly difficult for me to take it off, so I am reducing the clasp off from the natural leather to take it out of my means so we can begin checking the natural leather. Gucci bag has concerning 2, 3 layers of sustaining products within. The natural leather is backened by this textile, which will certainly stop the extending of the natural leather with time, so it’s mosting likely to see to it the kind remains undamaged in years to find. There are some thicker sustains practically appearing like cardboard type of products. In some cases natural leather dirt is utilized in those assistance products too to enhance the framework strength of the bag.

This Dionysus bag was really stiff and also organized bag. It looked, really felt, and also remained really strong in its provided kind, and also it was quite possibly performed. Super-good workmanship, excellent style, and also all that. Inner items was meticulously intended, chosen, and also the sewing lines, also the matter of the stitches, high quality appears truly great. I believe the store making this bag, certainly a superior craftsmen store.

Currently I’m using some acetone, due to the fact that it’s an extremely usual house dissolver, and also I’m utilizing a sharp blade, or a little natural leather blade, to eliminate the surface. It’s practically like removing a little of a lotion from top of the natural leather, and also there is no particular deepness. I go up until I see the natural leather grain. By natural leather grain, I’m speaking about the pores of the hair cells, really. You will certainly begin seeing the hair cells past the surface when those plasticky, compound is gone. Which compound, it’s simply liquidized plastic. The surface on it, that pattern-embossed surface, is a thick, hefty surface.

Beneath, when I open up the bags, I recognize this is great natural leather after touching it, seeing the behind of it, and also all that. This is subjective. The natural leathers I like has this marginal surface where I see the all-natural grain of natural leather, due to the fact that natural leather is a non-standard all-natural product, much like, you recognize, everyone’s skin looks somewhat various. Absolutely minimally ended up craftsmen natural leathers make distinct items. No 2 natural leather craft will certainly look alike. That’s what I value in natural leather, yet I recognize this is truly practically difficult for large brand names to opt for as a result of their dimension. They require some kind of standardization.

Currently I’m mosting likely to reduce truly slim strips so I can shed it and also recognize from the burning attributes what type of sun tanning was associated with this natural leather. Natural leather can be tanned various methods. They all shed somewhat in different ways, and also they leave various deposits, ashes. Chrome-tanned natural leather burns truly slow-moving. You need to compel it to maintain burning. And afterwards the ashes will normally reveal some kind of eco-friendly deposit, which is the shade of the chrome tanning representative. 90%, in my quote, of natural leathers are chrome-tanned, due to the fact that it’s practical, simple, fast, and also really sturdy, and also everyone utilizes it, yet it’s a hefty steel, and also it’s even more contaminating in the tanning method.

Metal-free natural leather is a relatively brand-new tanning method, I would certainly claim just ending up being extra preferred in the pair years. Gucci bag has a metal-free insurance claim. As well as grain, often they call it grain or pebbled calfskin natural leather, and also this is the little stones they describe when they’re speaking about that, which is a standardization surface. So the natural leather they made use of right here is revealing me no indications of chrome, which is verifying their insurance claim of metal-free sun tanning, which’s as long as I can distinguish this examination. It does not inform excessive of the information when you’re speaking about metal-free sun tanning, yet a minimum of we do not see indications of chrome.

In my viewpoint, this bag can be made concerning $115 in natural leather and also labor, product price. It was certainly well made. It’s attractive natural leather utilized right here. The high quality of workmanship and also devices is outstanding. Certainly, it’s a large brand name. It’s Gucci. There is a costs, certainly, you’re paying in the rate of $1,100, due to the fact that ultimately, no matter just how great of a natural leather you make use of, rate does not exceed a particular factor as a result of the natural leather. After that, when you begin seeing huge rates, you recognize that it’s not concerning the natural leather any longer, it has to do with the standing that features the rate. That’s the entire factor of my inquiry of, is it worth it or otherwise? Natural leather is not affordable, yet it’s never ever astronomically pricey.