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The Distressed

The Distressed

Regular price £240.00
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Purpose Built for the Rough and Ready Man.


This leather messenger bag is crafted to give you that authentic look you crave. Made from the finest quality leather available*, this eco-friendly, full grain, buffalo distressed leather briefcase is constructed using specially selected leather that is tanned naturally - without the use of chemicals.

And it's not just a fashion piece either, this distressed leather laptop bag is also incredibly practical. You can easily fit up to a 17 inch laptop in the padded compartment, and there's loads more room for your tablet, files, documents, cables, chargers, books, pens and just about anything else the professional needs to carry.

This distressed leather bag is created with durable, extra thick, buffalo leather and with a comfortable, removable shoulder strap. You’ll know The Distressed is with you for the long haul.

*Please note that this bag can vary in color and texture due to the use of all natural leather. It is possible that the color of the bag you receive will vary slightly from the photos provided on this page.


  • Made from full grain buffalo leather - distressed style
  • Available in 16 and 18 inch widths
  • Lined with high quality canvas material
  • High-quality hardware and concealed snap closures safely secure the bag
  • Durable adjustable leather carrying strap can be disconnected
  • Two outer front pockets plus multiple large compartments inside for your laptop, computer accessories and more
  • Padded laptop sleeve fits up to 17-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)


  • Dimensions:
    • 16 Inch Width: 16" L x 12" H x 4.5" W (fits up to 15" laptop)
    • 18 Inch Width: 18" L x 13" H x 5" W  (fits up to 17" laptop)
  • Weight: 4lbs

Customer Reviews

Based on 23 reviews
Excellent bag

The bag looks great, appears to be well built, and is comfortable to have on the shoulder or in hand. I bought this bag specificity to carry a Dell Alienware 17 inch laptop around. That laptop has the following dimensions: Height: 1.181" (29.9mm) x Width: 16.7" (424mm) x Depth: 13.1" (332mm). The laptop and the 330 watt power supply fit easily, securely, and there is room for a book, notpad, and a few other things too.

Thank you, we are delighted you like it :)

Amazing craftsmanship and quality. Beautiful bag

Purchased this bag for my husband who has been teaching many years. He loves the look of the bag, I love it too but it also feels so incredible to touch and the “roughed up” ruggedness is a great touch. The bag holds a lot of things. Great purchase, excellent craftsmanship. It would make a great gift.

Thank you for your lovely review.

This bag gets more compliments than any laptop bag I have ever had!

It is a work of art and carries all my 17" gaming laptop gear: headset, controller, giant trackball, cooling fan stand, power supply, usb charger, Thunderbolt 4GB external drive and all the cables and dongles! Plus it has a zip pouch in the back to put documents. Take it from a 30 year Harley rider - this is exactly what I was looking for in a leather bag! I bought 3 for my Fire Team!

EDIT Sep 2022: would recommend grabbing the leather cream too. Attached is an example of what the bag looks like with the cream - much more premium looking if that's what you're going for!!!

Thank you Tim! We're glad you like it.

Fantastic Bas

It is sturdy, and holds two computers and accessories I have to tote around. Gets many compliments. The zipper exceeds expectations as it closes even when stuffing it full without failing. One of the best bags I have owned at a reasonable price. I will be buying more from this company.

Thanks Mike!

Timothy Richardt
Nothing Stressed About The Distressed

A great satchel for my son's birthday gift prior to his return to college after Summer break. Strong, durable, yet supple. Looks well worn while actually really tough, strong. Love it! The only thing else I would like for myself is a Real Leather motorcycle backpack or seat-pack. Would love such a useful and reliable pack made by Real Leather.... Wonder if you guys could make that for me and for others?

Thanks Timothy, that's great to read! Your comments have been passed on to our team for review, thank you for the feedback!

Jayson Moss
Excellent Product

I was very pleased when I received the Bison. Very good quality craftsmanship. The bag exceeded my expectations.

Thanks Jayson!

David Schnelly
Beyond Satisfied

The product is beautiful, workmanship and finish of the leather is fantastic. As good as the product is, the service from Real Leather is even better. Shipping was timely, I had some questions, and the responses were prompt, and all my questions were answered to my complete satisfaction. I would recommend your products unreservedly!

That's so great to read, thank you David!

Peter Estrada
Gorgeous and Stylish

Got the bag and love it. A little smaller than my former bag but just made me prioritize. Starting to show some wear and tear in the leather giving natural aged look. If you want something a little compact with a great look and sturdy feel get this!

Thanks Peter! We're delighted to hear that.

Alexis Khrino


Thanks Alexis!

The Distressed Leather Satchel is the Highest-Quality Accessory!!!

When I first saw this satchel advertised on the Real Leather Company site, I knew I had to have it. It's even more exquisite in person. The leather is thick and substantial, with a distressed finish that makes it stand out among other business accessories. It's a professional bag with an accent all its own.

Amazing thanks Roxanne!