Our messenger bag is a tough one. Made with the capacity to carry a 15’ laptop & associated stationary, the strap is just as trustworthy to sling over your shoulder or remove as it suits your style. We have used low lead solid brass or stainless steel buckles & first grade, full grain leather. Both these, the hardware & the leather, have a reputation for aging well. The hardware will eventually have a natural patina build up, but it’s colour will not rub off. The leather will gradually shape & become richer in colour, giving you a most unique & one of a kind piece.