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Tanner Leatherstein Leather Expert Gives Verdict On Designer Handbags

Tanner Leatherstein stated that the leather choices from two companies was "nothing outstanding."
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A leather specialist who tears up and burns expensive designer handbags to assess their quality has shared his thoughts on the greatest and worst brands to buy. Tanner Leatherstein of Dallas, Texas, has acquired a sizable TikTok following for his films in which he destroys popular goods to determine whether they are truly worth the exorbitant price tag.

Tanner said to The Morning Show on Wednesday that he inspects the "leather and the craftmanship" in the pieces he inspects. "One of the most typical things I perform is the acetone test," Tanner said of his procedures, noting that acetone, often known as nail polish remover, is "a household solution to remove the finish on the leather to discover what sort of substance is underlying." "It gives me a decent grasp of the foundation leather they start with," Tanner explained to guests Kylie Gilles and Larry Emdur.

Tanner described the other test as the "ash test." "Whenever a company claims to utilise vegetable-tanned leathers, I prefer to burn some strips of leather to observe what the ash looks like, because different tanning processes leave different ash residues, and it gives me an indication whether or not to corroborate the labelling." Tanner was then put on the spot by Kylie, who asked him which brands he trusted the most. Tanner reacted by claiming that prized brand Bottega Veneta had lately earned his "huge admiration" after he dismantled a few of its items.

"I appreciated the items because they truly employ the simply polished leathers that I adore," he added, adding that "artisan leather that you can perceive with your touch, glance" is what he means. "Their decorations are really detailed," stated the expert. "Because it's so detailed and they're one-of-a-kind items, they obviously demand a premium, but they do something spectacular on the higher end." "However, on a more general market level, Coach is outstanding." "Their leather options truly amazed me for the pricing they are offering." "I couldn't think of anything to complain about for the price I paid." "I like the leathers and the craftsmanship." Tanner was then asked by Larry which labels had "too much of" Tanner explained his response by stating that he had not yet finished evaluating all of the bags on his list.

"For the price tag" of Louis Vuitton and Chanel bags, he claimed, their "leather selection was nothing outstanding." "I'm all about leather," he says, "and those huge companies aim for uniformity, which implies hefty finishes." "When you use thick finishes on leather, you break the links of the sensory experience I mentioned." "I know they employ high-quality materials and have excellent craftsmanship." I'm not saying the materials aren't good. "But for the amounts I spent, Louis Vuitton and Chanel weren't outstanding when it came to getting the sensual sensation from their leathers."

Tanner questioned "Is it worth it?" in a TikTok video of himself trashing a pink Chanel pocketbook. "It's a pretty well-constructed item," he remarked, "with turned edges and everything." "For the labour and workmanship, I give them a generous estimate of $50," he continued, estimating how much such factors added to the product's value. "For additional accoutrements, perhaps another $10," he continued, "but here is where I have an issue with the leather." "They lost me here with the thick leather finish."

Tanner went on to say that there was a "really hefty finish" with an embossed pattern that "looks like basketball leather" on top of the "calfskin" foundation leather. "We chose calfskin because of its inherent lovely grain and because it doesn't require big, excessive finishing," he explained. "However, for the sake of standardisation, they overdid it, and it feels like plastic." I don't detect any leather. I'm not feeling the calfskin. "To be honest, you could use any sort of leather for this type of finish since it will disguise everything."

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