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5 A gorgeous messenger bag quietly murmuring its excellence and superb design
I purchased this in full grain black leather for my father, after a different bag which he'd purchased became anathema to him. I told him, "You don't need to look around for the right bag; I will give you the perfect bag for Christmas." When this messenger bag arrived, my father was speechless for a good 20 seconds as he absorbed its distinct and supple aroma, the beauty and texture of the leather, the fine design of the whole bag. Then came his appreciative comments. I know this bag will serve him for a lifetime, and gain character over the years. It's exactly as I expected - Maxwell Scott leather goods have always pleased my eye and all the senses, and this is no exception. There's plenty of room, with lots of compartments. It has an elegant yet rugged look to it, very masculine. The Italian leather shows not only that the leather itself is of the finest quality, but also the workmanship is of commensurately fine standard. Everything about this bag is superb. Recommended without hesitation.
5 My most favorite handbag...
I can only state this is my favorite handbag among the many I own. I have loved his particular handbag for many years and bought a few extra in case I needed one. As a matter of fact, I am still using my original and it is with me nearly everyday! Bravo! Five gold stars!
5 Leather strap
Love the bag but am tired of adjusting the strap on the shoulder, slips every time I move arm. Want to buy a black version, do something! Please!
5 no summary
I bought the Man Bag (though I am a woman) in classic tan. This is an elegant, well-made bag. The shoulder strap is comfortable, the brass hardware is beautiful and the leather is a lovely nut brown. Very impressive. You have gained a loyal customer in me.
5 no summary
Really excellent man bag. Excellent packaging and delivery. good website info, navigation and buying. My 10.1 tablet in it's case fits in the back compartment. I wanted a bag that had a top handle and a shoulder strap which not all have. After many hours of online searching this was the one. My wife asked me to order her a ladies rucksack straight after me ordering this one. They will take years to soften up, the aroma of the new leather is absolutely wonderful. Many thanks for a thoroughly well made product that will last years.
5 no summary
Just wanted to let you know that I just received the leather bag I ordered. Firstly, let me tell you how appreciative I am for receiving my order in 2 days --- that was so fast, WOW! Secondly, the quality of the bag exceeds my taste and lastly, I would like to look forward to ordering more leather goods in the future. Again, thank you so much, keep up the good work and more power to Maxwell Scott!

The Santino Medium Soft Grain

Men’s Luxury Soft Leather Shoulder Bag

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£560.00
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OUR GIFT WRAPPING SERVICE
Send Your Loved One An Unforgettable Gift
For an extra £5, add our signature gift wrapping to your purchase.
Luxurious Gift Packaging
We’ll elevate your gifting experience by hand-wrapping your item in premium quality Maxwell-Scott branded tissue paper.
Lovingly Presented
Larger items come in a luxury keepsake box with grosgrain ribbon, while our smaller leather goods come wrapped in elegant silver paper and ribbon.
Personalised Gift Card
Mark the occasion with a personalised message on a hand-written gift card. Simply enter your message below.
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GIFTING FAQS
Can I send my gift directly to the recipient’s address?

Yes - there are no receipts to remove as we are now paperless, ensuring your gifting experience remains special. If you’ve chosen our gift-wrapping service, we can also personalise the notecard for you. Please enter your personal message in the box on the product page when selecting gift wrap as an option and we will hand write your message with care.

N.B. Please note that if payment is made with an American Express Card, the delivery can only be made to the billing address for the card. This is required of us by American Express.

Can my loved one exchange their gift for another colour or style?

We’re sure they’ll love it, however just to offer you that peace of mind, we gladly accept exchanges and returns within 60 days of receipt of goods. This excludes personalised items that cannot be returned.

How soon can my order be delivered?

For UK orders, Next Working Day Delivery is free or Timed Next Working Day Delivery is available at a small cost. For US orders, Standard Delivery free or Express Delivery is available at a small cost. For AUS orders, there is only the option of Express Delivery, which is free. Kindly note that personalised gifts will take 24-48 hours longer to process and be delivered, even if the Next Working Day or Express Delivery is selected. Personalised orders will be sent on the selected delivery service once the personalisation has been applied to the product.

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How will my gift be presented?

We ensure that all of our products are carefully wrapped and attentively presented as standard, with our Maxwell-Scott monogrammed tissue paper and logo sticker. To add an extra special touch, we offer a gift wrapping service to professionally wrap your gifts. This additional service can be applied to your order for £5.00. Smaller goods will be showcased in a luxury presentation box wrapped in elegant silver paper, ribbon and a gift card. Larger goods will be showcased in a luxury presentation box, finished with ribbon and a gift card.

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PERSONALISE YOUR ORDER
Make It Uniquely Yours
Customise your item to make it a one-of-a-kind gift or a reflection of your personal style. Our leather experts will add these details by hand, within 24-48 hours of your purchase.
Heat-Pressed Embossing by Hand
Your item may be personalised with up to 6 characters for a fee of £15. For a longer personalisation, please contact our customer care team for a quote.
Please Note:
Due to their unique nature, bespoke items cannot be returned. We are, however, happy for you to purchase an item and return it to us to be embossed at a later date.
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PERSONALISATION FAQS
Positioning

The placement of the lettering is unique to each product, our professional in-house embossing team uses their skill and experience to determine the very best placement according to the product. You’ll be able to find an example of the lettering positioning within the imagery on each product page.

Additionally, if you have any further questions regarding the positioning of the letters or how many letters will fit on a specific product please contact us via the Contact Us page.

Pricing

The price for embossing is a £15 flat fee for up to 6 characters. If you require specialised personalisation with more than 6 characters or complex positioning, we can arrange this as a bespoke option with additional costs incurred. Please contact us for a bespoke quote via email at [email protected] or call us on 0870 242 4684.

Please note that our Croco leather cannot be embossed due to the textured finish of the leather.

Ordering & Delivering

Due to the bespoke nature of our premium in-house embossing process, please allow an additional 48h for personalised items, particularly during busy periods. Where possible, we will endeavour to send out your items within the first 24 hours. Please note that unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on items that have been personalised as they have been uniquely crafted to meet your specifications. If you’re unsure, we’re more than happy for you to purchase an item and return it to us to be embossed, once you are pleased with your purchase. If you have any other inquiries or require further information, please call our Customer Care team on 0870 242 4684.

Corporate Inquiries

Whether you’re looking for branded rewards, incentives or a refined gift for an important client, a bespoke corporate leather gift is a generous choice. Liaising with our Italian factory, we provide a 1-to-1 service to ensure that you can create the ideal gift that’s tailored to meet the unique needs and preferences of your business. We have the skills and expertise to provide unique corporate gifts, embossed with your company logo to create the right impression for your event. Further information is available by contacting our Corporate Sales Manager, Charlotte, with your proposition here: [email protected].

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Made In Italy.
NOW, ALWAYS, FOREVER.
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Delivery & Returns FAQ
  • We offer a 60-day returns policy
  • Free UK next working day delivery if you order before 2.30 pm
  • Click link/s for delivery, tax and duties information to Europe, North America, Oceania and Asia
  • Personalised items will take 24-48 hours to be processed prior to dispatch
Why Is Our Leather Unique?
About Maxwell-Scott

Becoming the most loved bag brand in the world.

The story of our family-run business began in 2002 with a love for quality, long-lasting products. Our founder, William Forshaw, built Maxwell-Scott on the core pillars of superior durability and impeccable craftsmanship. Since that very day, we’ve made it our mission to bridge the gap between refined leather accessories and lifetime wear.

Inspired by the timeless charm of Italian leather and the classic elegance of British design, we use only the finest full-grain, vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather to craft our products. Our method is simple: honour generations of leather craft and obsess over every last detail.

Our industry-leading 25-year warranty combined with excellent customer service has earned Maxwell-Scott a worldwide reputation for superior durability and authentic quality. With our commitment to excellence extending beyond our product, every leather keepsake is quality-checked, hand-wrapped and delivered with care. You’ll find our dedicated customer care team is on hand to help with any assistance you may need, no matter how big or small.

Attainable luxury, maintaining and exceeding the quality of materials and construction at a reasonable price.

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25-Year Warranty
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All Leather Messenger Bags for Men
25–YEAR WARRANTY
A PROMISE OF TIMELESS QUALITY
Our 25 Year Warranty
We measure our warranty in decades, not years. Our bags are crafted to the highest standards using the finest Italian materials.
Exclusively Sourced Leathers
Less than 1.5% of Italian tanneries are certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, that’s why only we can offer a 25-year warranty.
Bespoke In-House Restoration
We also offer an expert repair service at our atelier for any accidental damage, as we are truly committed to the longevity of our bags.
Tailored Support For You
You’ll always speak to a real person, not a chatbot or AI. Our experienced customer care team will pick up the phone and offer a personal service, for the lifetime of your bag.
An Investment for Life
We build heirlooms to last. After all, classic, sustainable fashion and timeless craftsmanship never goes out of style.

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60 – DAY
RISK FREE RETURNS
You’ll never fully appreciate the quality of a Maxwell-Scott product until you’ve held one in your hands.

We offer a full 60 day return period, so you can immerse yourself in the rich, Chestnut aroma of your unique, full-grain leather bag before deciding to keep it.

Our Return Process Is Simple
Fill out the form and send back your item, and we’ll process the return right away.

Please Note:
Due to their unique nature, personalised items cannot be returned.

Need Help?
Our experienced customer care team are happy to answer any questions or help with your return.

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OUR SIGNATURE LEATHER
Two decades have passed, and we are still committed to using our unique, unparalleled Vachetta leather that only one tannery possesses the precise formula to produce. Our prestigious leather is certified by the Genuine Italian Vegetable-Tanned Leather Consortium, a certificate of quality awarded to less than 1.5% of Italian tanneries. By showcasing their trademark and quality assurance, we honour the heritage of skilled artisans.
Finest Full-Grain Vachetta Leather
Often imitated but never matched, our high-quality full-grain Vachetta leather is unrivalled due to three essential components:
1. HIDES - we source only European hides reared in perfect conditions, ensuring tough and durable leather with a quality finish.
2. TANNING PROCESS - we use a natural centuries-old technique of vegetable-tanning which is both organic and sustainable.
3. TANNERY - Our tannery is based in the heart of Tuscany, arguably the best region in the world. It has been awarded countless awards and delivers some of the 1.5% best leather in Italy. These factors combine to yield a premium, durable leather with exceptional visual appeal.
A Unique Patina
As time passes, a captivating patina will develop, subtly transforming its colour and aesthetic as it gracefully weathers the elements, a highly desirable characteristic of pure untreated leather, leaving a legacy of its journey. Unwanted marks and surface scratches can be effortlessly removed due to our slow process of drum-dying the leather all the way through, unlike faster methods of hand and surface dyeing. Our deep, earthy tanned leather is of unparalleled quality, allowing it to retain its natural strength, character, and properties without any alterations or corrections. In contrast, coated full-grain leather loses its appeal as it ages in as little as 12 months.
Sustainably Tanned With Chestnut Trees
We're committed to using a centuries-old technique that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. The process of vegetable tanning requires considerable time and patience, as our hides immerse themselves in drums for 60 days. We’ve always believed that the reward of sustainable, premium leather is worth the wait. With only 10-12% of the world's leather being vegetable-tanned due to quicker and cheaper methods of tanning becoming more prevalent, we are proud to honour the traditions and legacy of authentic leather craft passing the exceptional benefits onto our customers.
Guardians of a Rich Legacy
We honour an authentic approach to tanning leather, using Chestnut extracts to embrace a sustainable and organic method of dyeing, preserving a traditional practice that dates back thousands of years. The deep colour and natural scent of our signature leather are a testament to this ancient technique, enabling wearers to fully immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.
Crafted To Last a Lifetime
The combination of these factors forms a dependable yet timeless work of art, which will accompany you for a lifetime. To demonstrate our confidence, we offer an industry-leading 25-year warranty.

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The Santino Medium Soft Grain
Men's Leather Shoulder Bag

Designed for the modern businessman, the Santino is a versatile luxury soft leather men's shoulder bag. The sleek design and exquisite craftsmanship mean that it can be worn as a relaxed briefcase and a casual shoulder bag at the weekend. Each is handmade in Italy by skilled artisans from our butter-soft leather in rich classic colours. This fine Italian leather ensures that the Santino is a durable, classic accessory which is why we provide a 25 year warranty. The design features a large external zip pocket, ideal for your essentials or even a slim umbrella, as well as a spacious main cotton-lined compartment which includes a zipped pocket. Finished with a comfortable and durable nylon webbing shoulder strap and a large slip pocket on the reverse, the Santino is a sleek choice for the modern businessman. After all, this quality leather men's shoulder bag will adapt to every occasion.

Why Is Our Leather Unique?
At Maxwell Scott, we believe that the key to exuding luxury is to create quality. We achieve the finest quality through our impeccably-sourced leathers...
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