About Haute Mode Enterprise, Manufacturer of LederMann® Leather Bags and Briefcases
You may never find yourself fending off snakes in a sand pit, outrunning huge boulders, or climbing out of a mine deep in the earth’s core to escape the bad guys, but wouldn’t it be nice to know if you did, your bag would be no worse for the wear?
“If Indiana Jones needed a new satchel, LederMann is the one he’d pick.”
Hello, I am Des Ng. My wife Mindy and I founded Haute Mode Enterprise (formerly known as Nethill), makers of LederMann brand leather bags. We are based in Selangor, Malaysia although we ship our products worldwide.
A Simple Objective
They say good ideas are often born out of necessity. That was certainly the case for us. I had been searching for a sturdy, men’s leather bag that I could use every day. It had to be comfortable to carry and large enough for my things. Yet I also wanted it to have some character and distinction.
When I told Mindy I couldn’t find a leather bag that matched what I had in mind, she said we should design one. From that casual suggestion developed what would one day become our life’s work.
The year was 2002, and we soon put pen to paper developing concepts for our bags. Our objective was simple: to offer men a variety of handsome, heavy-duty leather bags and briefcases.
Old World Craftsmanship
We knew the challenge was combining style with functionality to produce bags that looked as good as they worked.
We wanted our bags to have a distinctly masculine spirit and to make a statement of Old World craftsmanship. Despite their classic styling, they also needed to be practical, able to accommodate today’s electronic devices like laptops, tablets, cell phones and more.
We approached several innovative leather manufacturers to help bring our concepts to life. Working with them, we refined our designs and began sourcing materials. When we felt confident in our distinctive products, we officially founded Haute Mode Enterprise (formerly known as Nethill) and began production of the LederMann brand.
Today, many years after those first design sketches were drawn, we remain family owned and operated. Haute Mode Enterprise (formerly known as Nethill) has grown from a personal endeavor into a small, but thriving business. And we are proud the LederMann brand has come to represent the highest standards in leather craftsmanship.
Full Grain Leather
Producing a first-class product starts with the finest materials. LederMann bags are made with only full grain leather.
We buy direct from a world-renowned tannery and pay a premium for the best hides. The leather is richly oiled to weather beautifully, becoming more supple over time.
We don’t sand out any imperfections. Instead, we appreciate the distinctive features of each hide. We believe they give character and authenticity to our bags. Also by leaving the grain in its natural state, the leather retains its full strength, adding to the durability of our bags.
Solid Construction, Sturdy Hardware
Quality is in the details. Each of our LederMann bags and briefcases is made from just a few large pieces of leather rather than multiple small pieces sewn together. Fewer seams results in a stronger bag.
For any stitching we use industrial nylon thread, which has outstanding strength and durability.
The hardware on LederMann bags – buckles, rings, clasps, rivets and zippers – are also heavy-duty, enhancing each bag’s longevity and rugged styling.
Strict Quality Controls
LederMann bags are manufactured in northern India by a company certified with ISO 9001:2000 and specializes in durable, upscale leather products. It has state-of-the-art equipment and a highly skilled workforce.
All products are individually inspected according to our strict controls before being shipped to our facility in Malaysia, where every bag is then re-checked by hand. We guarantee our products 100% against any defects in materials and workmanship.
LederMann products are made to last. By combining the best materials with meticulous craftsmanship, we create exceptional bags that can be enjoyed for decades.
Match a Bag to Your Personality
LederMann leather briefcases and bags come in vintage, rugged and classic styles. Each bag is unique with its own character and functionality. Through our secure and fast courier services, most can be delivered to your door within three to five days of placing your order.
Whether you’re an Indiana Jones-like adventure seeker, a busy college professor, a suit-and-tie businessman or something in between, you’ll find a LederMann version to fit your lifestyle.
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