TAKUMI
Japanese Style

This Randoseru has continued to improve its standards over the years in order to increase its beauty as well as functionality by the hands of craftsmen with over 50 years of experience, based on the motto of "a craftsman studies and learns for life".

It emphasizes on quality over efficiency, and while adopting the latest functions, attention is always paid for using natural leather as well as sewing by hand to make them sturdy.

Using coated leather and no resin film

Applying resin film on the surface of leather leaves very little marks and so it saves time to make the work efficiency high. However this also removes the genuine texture of leather.

On the other hand, marks or wrinkles remain on coated leather, requiring more time and making it less efficient to work on. However, by using this material it is possible to display the authentic texture of natural leather and give it a sense of uniqueness.

Using thick leather to improve sturdiness and suppleness

Standard manufacturers skive the leather quite thinly to reduce weight and improve work efficiency.

However this also sacrifices the sturdiness and suppleness (high quality) of bags.

By keeping a certain thickness of the leather, the products of TAKUMI Randoseru can still be used and maintains its shape even after using for 6 years.

Hand-sewn

Threads tend to become loose or get easily cut when using sewing machines since it sews by tangling threads together. On the other hand with hand-sewing, the thread and material entwine to tighten the stitches, and the threads are not easily cut.

Also, in general only smooth threads can be used for sewing machines. For this reason when one thread is cut it is likely that the threads become loose from there.

Since the threads used for hand-sewing are not smooth, the stitches remain firm even when a thread gets cut.

While there are many manufacturers that hand-sew the back section, however there are only 2 manufacturers in Japan that hand sew the interior space of Randoserus.

The lower belt is uniquely designed so the belt hole does not move, and this can only be sewn by hand.

TAKUMI

Size
A4 size W255 × H330 × D200mm
Material
Cowhide
Price
From $436/20pieces

Making use of the characteristics of leather

Just as each person is individually different, there are no sheets of leather that are exactly the same. Standard manufacturers focus on work efficiency and cut leather by ignoring their characteristics, however each sheet of leather possesses different thickness as well as stiffness. Its characteristics also vary according to sections, and so we cut leather by selecting suitable sections of leather according to parts. In the same way, the thickness and stiffness of the cut parts differ, and so we make fine adjustments when skiving each parts of the leather.

We perceive leather three dimensionally and not as a flat material

Some tend to think that bags are created three-dimensionally by combining flat layers. However there is a great difference in the outcome with making bags by perceiving the materials as a flat layer or as a three-dimensional object with thickness, especially with leather products. Leathers possess the advantage as well as difficulty of being able to adjust the thickness, which is a characteristic that fabrics do not have. It is said that the level of a leather craftsman's skill can be determined by his/her leather skiving. For this reason the adjustment of the thickness of the leather greatly affects the sturdiness and appearance of the product.

More use of leather

Standard leather Randoserus focus on production efficiency and so the interior of the front pocket and the back section becomes worn out easily. For this reason the durability is higher with using leather for these sections as well.

Make use of plasticity to give a sense of solidity

A characteristic of natural leathers, which artificial leathers do not possess, is its plasticity due to water and heat. This plasticity allows the belt to suit the user as it becomes used. This plasticity is used in the manufacturing stage to remove wrinkles that develop as a result of sewing the interior sections and also to give a three-dimensional roundness in curving sections.

AWARDS


1960 Murase Kabangyo
2015 Murase Kabangyo

Japanese Luggage Association Small and Medium-Sized Company Commissioner's Award "Intorechato school bag "

2015 Murase Kabangyo
2015 Murase Kabangyo

Japanese Luggage Association Small and Medium-Sized Company Commissioner's Award
"Intorechato school bag "

2010 Murase Kabangyo
2010 Murase Kabangyo

Japanese Luggage Association Small and Medium-Sized Company Commissioner's Award
"Intorechato school bag "

1960 Murase Kabangyo
1960 Murase Kabangyo

Japanese Luggage Association Small and Medium-Sized Company Commissioner's Award
"Intorechato school bag "

1960 Murase Kabangyo
1960 Murase Kabangyo

Japanese Luggage Association Small and Medium-Sized Company Commissioner's Award
"Intorechato school bag "

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