Leather Postal Messenger

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The leather postal messenger is J.Crew’s recreation of the oil-tanned mailbags carried by the US Postal Service from 1868 until the 1970s. From their product page: ‘ Designed to last a lifetime and improve with age, our hand-oiled, hand-stained, hand-burnished postal messengers are sewn by experienced artisans on century-old leather machines. Each piece of leather is carefully selected for quality; each historically correct, heavy copper rivet is set by hand. As a result, each “original” leather postal messenger is a one-of-kind with its own unique character’. Sounds romantic and perhaps accounts for the price. The strap looks good but I think the buckle closure might be annoying. Available at J.Crew for $795.00.