Italian Vachetta leather
The traditional style leather characterised by its smooth surface and natural finish. Italian heritage.
Made in Italy
Just outside of Naples, every Carl Friedrik product is handmade by a small team of artisans - masters of their craft.
Heavy-duty Raccagni zipper
Every tooth in the zip has been individually brushed and polished before being assembled on the chain.
The distinctive curved profile gives the Palissy a unique character, as well as optimising the carrying space.
Practical slip pocket
An open pocket on the front with the lining contrasting the leather. It is the traveller's dream - keeping your passport and boarding within easy reach.
Weekend getaway or overnight business trip
Palissy Weekend is your ideal getaway companion - large enough to carry multiple outfits and other weekend essentials.
For the overnight business trip, the Palissy 25-hour carries all your work essentials yet is spacious enough to carry an extra outfit including a pair of shoes.
Pre-Order Palassy Weekend. Overall quality is very good (but not perfect).
Leather: thick, nice grain and color. Feels strong and something that will age very well. Some minor stretch marks can be seen on the sides, but those should disappear after a while.
The interlining is of quality fabric, but feels a bit loose at certain areas. It is also glued except the edges where it is sewed. I hope the glue will hold. The bag has a perfect size for a weekend. Due to it's shape you can not fully open it, so it might get a bit tricky to pack.
Zip, handles: Handles are very nicely done, well rounded, strong, they fit my hand perfectly and give a nice grip. The Zip seems to be well polished at first, but they are not running smooth on the bag I have, sometimes they are hard to close. I also have a Vallance (Oppermann) and the zip on that one runs super smooth. Comparing the two shows a significant difference in this area. Hopefully it will "break-in" after a while.
All in all, very nice bag, I'm happy to have it, will be a great companion for short business trips. The value is hard to match.
Excellent quality! Nothing like anything else in the market for that price. It also ages gracefully!
Quality leather, love the design, quality zipper, somewhat small for winter weekends, strap could be better, can't wait for it to patina.
I absolutely love my Palissy Weekend. It is superbly crafted and I really appreciate the attention to detail that has gone into the design. The quality is first class and makes me wonder why people spend a lot more money on high-end boutique brands that, frankly, don't stack-up comparatively to this bag. I also purchased the matching Palissy briefcase, which I use every day.
I couldn't recommend Carl Friedrik highly enough. The service is first-rate too, reflective of the products they produce.