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Paint it Black

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More than a few designers have made their names on the transformative qualities of black leather—Mr. Varvatos, for one—but nobody’s taken it as literally as this.

Welcome to the Men’s 09 line from Natalia Brilli, a French designer who specializes in making leather-coated embossments, like this credit-card covered wallet, or a laptop sleeve with a keyboard cut into the top. It’s not all mind-blowing, but the craft involved is much more complicated than you might think, given the way leather stretches.

And naturally, it’s all pretty tough.

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—R.B.