Ralph Lauren celebrates classic design with this Hancock satchel.
The Hancock isn't the kind of bag that will turn heads, but it'll serve you well for many years to come. Its high quality nappa leather is sophisticated and versatile in classic tan. The criss-crossing double buckle tabs at the side make the design feel a little more modern without pushing the point too far.
Ralph Lauren also offers an emerald green version, which has the same brown trim, but I'm not sure it'll look as fresh once the colorblocking trend has passed. If longevity matters to you, the tan one is a safer bet.
The Hancock's elongated shape maximizes storage space. In fact, I think it might be a bit too large for everyday use unless you're a real packrat. Even if you're not I can imagine the Hancock working well as a weekender or piece of carry-on luggage.
The two-way zipper offers easy access to that generous main compartment, and minimizes the frustration if one starts to stick. The space is lined in durable plaid cotton twill and fitted out with an array of leather trimmed pockets. The short handles look the part but I can't imagine they'll be very manageable once the Hancock is full. An attachable cross-body strap would have made this satchel much more user-friendly.
But really this is my only quibble, and I can live with one niggle for the price. At $398 the Hancock represents real value, don't you think?
More Features of This Ralph Lauren Nappa Leather Satchel
- Reinforced base with golden metal studs
- Dual handles with a 5.5 inch drop
- Measures 8 x 15.5 x 6.25 inches
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