Mont Blanc leather facility, Florence

October 9th 2015

The Mont Blanc leather facility is in an industrial park just outside Florence. All the big names of fashion are here. Gucci is across the road, Prada a few blocks down. Only Hermes from among the top brands is missing. Mont Blanc used to made its...

Mont Blanc leather facility, Florence

The Mont Blanc leather facility is in an industrial park just outside Florence. All the big names of fashion are here. Gucci is across the road, Prada a few blocks down. Only Hermes from among the top brands is missing....

Bags - Belts and walletsOctober 9th 2015

Jean Rousseau, Mont Black and Frederic Malle R...

August 11th 2015

Occasional readers may not be aware that I write a monthly column for How To Spent It – the luxury supplement to the Financial Times – under the title ‘Inside Track’. Recent columns have included French leat...

Jean Rousseau, Mont Black and Frederic Malle R...

Occasional readers may not be aware that I write a monthly column for How To Spent It – the luxury supplement to the Financial Times – under the title ‘Inside Track’. Recent columns have included French leather c...

August 11th 2015

Quality control at Mont Blanc leather goods

August 3rd 2015

The most striking thing about the Mont Blanc leather factory, which we visited last month, was the pairing of modern computer technology and traditional leather craftsmanship. Few leather factories have good quality control machinery, and none hav...

Quality control at Mont Blanc leather goods

The most striking thing about the Mont Blanc leather factory, which we visited last month, was the pairing of modern computer technology and traditional leather craftsmanship. Few leather factories have good quality cont...

BagsAugust 3rd 2015