Now that fall is around the corner, we’re starting to pine for the feel of heavier, more textured materials instead of summer’s airy cottons and linens.

Case in point: this handsome new line of American alligator bags, briefcases and wallets from Massachusetts’s best-kept secret, Frank Clegg Leatherworks. Frank has been working with the hand-stained hides for years—on a special request basis—but now he’s got an entire line of lustrous gator luggage to choose from. The prices are nothing to scoff at and the production process takes nearly two months, but that should be perfectly timed for your first autumnal getaway. You might want to start looking for your tweed hunting cap now.

—N.B.

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  • Najib Benouar