The Concrete Catwalk team recently had the chance to get an exclusive photo shoot with the Cupar brand Scaramanga. This unique store sells handcrafted leather goods sourced from India as well as vintage furniture. The owner, Carl Morenikej, traveled to India in 1998 and found artisans who produce the leather pieces in the traditional style. Each item of merchandise is hand picked or designed by Mr. Morenikej.
Our photo shoot focused on the beautiful bags, which are the perfect addition to any autumn look. The leather is all-natural, vegetable tanned buffalo hide, meaning it was tanned using natural products instead of chemicals. The makers go through a step-by-step process to ensure that the products are strong, long lasting, and beautiful.
The leather is beautifully tanned, with all marks and scratches left untouched, adding to the uniqueness of each bag. The Britt Tote has two smaller pockets, one on the outside for easy access and a zipped one on the inside for security. The large size is ideal for carrying daily student essentials: laptop, books, purse, your lunch…and the two sturdy handles make it incredibly comfortable on the shoulder.
This backpack has a rich, vibrant color destined for autumn use. Its drawstring, dual strap design adds a bit of fun to its function. It might be small, but it holds all the essentials, and is perfect for daytime outings or travel. This style is new to Scaramanga so keep an eye out for the launch, we reckon it’s going to be a popular one.
If you guys are looking for a smart bag, Scaramanga also has you covered. This messenger bag comes in three sizes, whatever works for your computer or device – perfect for a trip to the library. It fits snuggly over the shoulder with an adjustable strap for comfort, or you can wear it more casually slung over one shoulder: both look equally dapper.
The men’s backpack is the ultimate bag for student style. It has four external pockets including a zipped one against the back allowing for extra security, and the main compartment has a zipped pocket and is lined with canvas for fortification. The sturdy leather means that this bag can carry a hell of a lot. If you ever feel the need to get away from St Andrews for a weekend, this bag has got your back.
Scaramanga has dozens of styles that range from weekend duffels to everyday purses, and they offer an embossing service for some of their products, making them the perfect personalised gift. Owing to the classic leather and style of each bag, Scaramanga’s products cater to a universal audience. They have been producing unique, handcrafted pieces for over ten years and it’s about time you check them out.
We would like to thank Scaramanga once again for collaborating with us on this shoot.