Patina bags and shoes from BÄR!

These days, many of us can work anywhere and at any time. People who commute or travel a lot for work need to be able to set up their own ‘office’ wherever they are. Whether we use a smartphone, tablet or laptop, our most important appointments, tasks and plans are always at our fingertips. Even in our personal lives, it is not always possible to leave our to-do lists behind completely, so it is all the more important to make work as pleasant as possible – whether you’re in a hotel room, at the airport, in a beer garden or in a natural beauty spot.

We have developed practical, hard-wearing and stylish bags which allow you to carry your digital office around in outstanding comfort, helping you to stay mobile and as organised as ever. Some of them look like they have already travelled around the world more than once. Patina is what gives them this used look. These bags are more than just accessories: they are dear friends and companions. That is why we pay such close attention to their functionality, durability and security, crafting them from appealing, high-quality materials.

Are you looking for an elegant, secure leather bag or perhaps a comfortable pair of shoes? Find one to suit your lifestyle and wherever you set up your office next, you’ll do so painlessly and with a clear head! Concentrate on what really matters when you’re travelling and enjoy it to the full

     

Patina shoes: the elegant, comfortable and painless choice!

     

The Silke and Lars styles from our Patina range are ideal for extended trips. They cushion your steps for long city tours and are soft to eliminate fatigue and help you to travel in comfort. Wave goodbye to foot and back pain!

 

     
Patina shoes for women:

"Silke“

  Patina shoes for men:

"Lars“

 
     

Maximum comfort and protection: this lightweight, lined boot with ankle protection will wow you from day one and will soon become your travel companion of choice.

 

Cool, comfortable, supersoft boot in a masculine design: a stylish addition to jeans or a suit. Interesting details and leather which ages naturally and becomes more and more beautiful over time.

     
  • Material: tanned cowhide nappa
  • Fine calfskin lining with a no-rub textile heel
  • High-tech D-Light two-component sole with a 10 mm raised heel (highly flexible at the toe and heel, extremely well-proportioned cushioning and energy return features, fabulous traction and stability)
  • 6 mm shock-absorbing foam footbed covered with breathable Bioactive® (Pro-Motion; removable) with additional 3 mm Poron® heel padding and joint support: shock-absorbent cushioning which eliminates fatigue
  • Shaft height approx. 10.5 cm on size 5.5
                     
  • Material: tanned cowhide nappa
  • Fine calfskin lining with a no-rub textile heel
  • High-tech D-Light two-component sole with a 10 mm raised heel (highly flexible at the toe and heel, extremely well-proportioned cushioning and energy return features, fabulous traction and stability)
  • 6 mm shock-absorbing foam footbed covered with breathable Bioactive® (Pro-Motion; removable) with additional 3 mm Poron® heel padding and joint support: shock-absorbent cushioning which eliminates fatigue
  • Shaft height approx. 10.5 cm on size 6.5
     

Patina bags: stylish and comfortable to carry 

     

Round off the look with the BÄR “Weekender” (no link as yet, title Patina WEEKENDER bag) and “Annik” (no link as yet, title Patina Annik bag) with ergonomic[A1]  carry handles. However full you pack the bag, your hands will never hurt again from carrying it for a long time.

 
     
“Weekender” patina bag   “Annik” patina bag
 
     

The elegant choice for a weekend away! Stylish and unique, this bag combines sophistication with high-quality material and functionality.

 

This business bag is a very cool customer!

     
  • Material: tough cowhide nappa
  • Vintage look (drum-tanned)
  • Spacious and functional
  • Wide, adjustable shoulder strap
  • One carry handle
  • Textile lining
  • brass fasteners
  • Dimensions: 50 × 31 × 20 cm
 
  • Material: tough cowhide nappa
  • Vintage look (drum-tanned)
  • 3 large zip compartments with mobile phone/pen pocket
  • 3 outer pockets:  2 with zips, 1 with a magnetic closure
  • 2 carry handles
  • Wide, adjustable shoulder strap
  • Textile lining
  • brass fasteners
  • Dimensions: 38 × 29 × 10 cm
     
“LEO” patina backpack   “Vito” patina belt
     
 
     

This urban backpack made from soft calfskin with a fashionable vintage-tanned finish is a real trendsetter!

 

The elegant belt made from high-quality, naturally tanned leather has a stunning vintage look.

     
  • Material: tough cowhide nappa
  • Vintage look (drum-tanned)
  • Textile lining
  • brass fasteners
  • Size 32 × 34 × 10 cm.
 
  • Length in cm: 95, 100, 105
     
 

 

Usually, the patina which makes your leather shoes and bags firm favourites only develops with extended use. Over time, the leather becomes soft and crumpled, moulding to the body. Christof Bär set out to recreate this effect during the production process: “That makes people feel attached to the product right from day one.”

     

The “Patina” series is a range of travel essentials designed to be as comfortable as possible – part of you. From shoes and bags to a belt. The “Patina” range is all about practical, carefully considered details and high-quality features – just what you would expect from BÄR

Do you have any firm favourites? Things that accompany you every day, serve you well and document your work? A lot of customers tell us that the products we make at BÄR are just that: extremely useful, functional and high-quality. They are protective and warm, they mould themselves to the foot with their toefreedom and their breathable lining wicks moisture away. 

     

What does patina mean? 

     

Discover our new “Patina” leather collection: thanks to a special manufacturing process, these products are bound to be firm favourites from day one. 

     

Following the initial idea, an in-depth analysis was conducted with BÄR product development partners. The outcome was astonishing: to achieve this special leather patina, the usual steps in the manufacturing process had to be switched around. Instead of being dyed before it is processed – as is usually the case – the leather for our “Patina” collection is made into a shoe or bag in its raw state (known as crust leather).

     

Products made in this way are then finished by placing them in a milling drum (similar to a huge washing machine drum with studs on the walls). All of the shafts, backpacks, bags and belts are thrown in a drum together and dyed. Then they are rinsed and left to dry. Constantly tumbling the leather makes it soft and supple – and creates the distinctive used look. Irregularities in colour and minor defects are part and parcel of the rugged patina effect which makes the product one of a kind.

     

What is leather patina?

     

The result? A one-off. A firm favourite. In BÄR’s trademark style, there is a clear focus on bringing together form, functionality and quality.

     

The story behind patina: how leather ages

     

By way of example, here is a sequence of before and after photos showing how the "BELA" belt bag is made.