Leather is traditionally graded on a descending scale from A to C based on the intensity of markings, scratches, and other perceived imperfections in the hide. These distinctions are based primarily on aesthetic preference, not the durability or quality of the material. Hides with fewer markings are deemed “better.” The Reclaimed collection uses a leather which contains a surplus of markings, scratches, and color variation. Though many define these as defects, we view these characteristics of proof of pure and natural leather. You will clearly see the beauty and individuality from one hide to the next, and one bag to the next.
I love this bag. The Reclaimed pieces are absolutely beautiful, and the tote is perfect. The quality is the same as you would expect from the regular Moore and Giles offerings. The leather is wonderful, and you’d be hard pressed to find blemishes that wouldn’t be there after a month’s use. I highly recommend considering this collection. If I hadn’t spent so much on Louis Vuitton, I would replace those pieces with M&G.