Myths About Bleu de Chauffe Bags

Bleu de Chauffe bags are a beautiful and functional part of many men's wardrobes. They're stylish, versatile, and feature an iconic look that goes with any outfit. Very durable and with a history that spans centuries, Bleu de Chauffe bags are here to stay. At Proconsul Clothing, we want to dispel some of the myths surrounding this iconic bag, and we've picked several for you and laid them out below.

Myth One - Bleu de Chauffe bags use synthetic tanning agents.

False. A true Bleu de Chauffe bag features natural leathers with vegetal tanning agents. The process of using vegetal tanning agents simply means that you tan the leather using natural oils. Common vegetal tanning agents include chestnut, mimosa, and acacia. You combine these tanning agents with water to soften the leather and to get it into a workable form.

Myth Two - The term "Bleu de Chauffe" comes from white collar French workers.

False. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, if someone talked about "Bleu de Chauffe," they were talking about the blue jacket that French engine drivers wore. Drivers wore this jacket when they had to boil water to increase the steam engine's pressure. It was also popular with blue collar factory workers for the high durability factor.

Myth Three - Bleu de Chauffe bags are overly complicated and reserved for special occasions.

False. Despite their posh name, Bleu de Chauffe bags came from the working class for the working class. They have a very simple and timeless design, and they're excellent for everyday use. It's common to see them in larger corporate offices. You can get several different styles when it comes to this bag including the Postman Eclair, Cabine Travel, and the Musette Gaston Messenger Bag. Each type has a slightly different opening and look to it.

Myth Four - Bleu de Chauffe bags come mass produced.

False. These elegant bags personify French handcrafting and gorgeous detail. Every bag is handcrafted by specially trained artists. They tan and cut the leather for each bag before cutting out every leather component and treating it. Each bag gets hand stitching with meticulous attention to detail, and each component of the bag, from the fastenings to the leather straps, goes onto the bag by hand. This ensures exceptional quality in every Bleu de Chauffe bag.

Myth Five - The manufactures use unknown materials to create these bags.

False. The French company that manufactures these bags is able to trace every component of these bags to help ensure quality and reduce their carbon footprint. They have environmental and social values at the heart of the company, and each bag's materials follows strict guidelines for quality.

Contact Proconsul Clothing for Elegant Bleu de Chauffe Bags!

We're extremely proud of our line of Bleu de Chauffe bags at Proconsul Clothing. We invite you to browse through our stock and see if anything interests you. If you have questions or concerns, reach out and get in touch with our staff today!