Listen...... have always said this about chicks .....you are always getting fucked over .... because you have tits and clits .........it's a man's world ......the fashion designers used to be all men ......why .......well money .....obviously .........look at lipstick shaped like a penis ....invented by a man....... you have ........dolce gabbana/yves st laurent/gucci/versace/the scots guy who killed himself ....alexander somewhat .....forgotten his fucking name ........they guy with the pony tail ........and glasses and fan ....eccentric fucker/hugo boss .....supplied the Nazis .........etc....etc......just to mention a few chaps......women pay more for everything ....go to any magazine women;s magazine .....55......76 percent of the magazine is ads for female shite ranging from perfume to piss pads .........designer bags are another fucking hype .....and you think the cunts at hermes give a fuck about you ......no !!!!!!!.......you pay hundred even thousands for a bag torn from an alligator .....while alive ........they paralyze the gator with a spike and skin it alive ....do not ask me i saw the fid it's there the chinese bastards are no better .....you are paying for death .......i know you don't give a fuck as all you want is that red leather crocodile skin Hermes bag ........ valued at the price of fuck knows .......but bitches and gay dudes do not give a fuck !!!!!!.....as long as they have that stupid bag !!!!!!....they would not buy it if they saw how the crocodile was killed ........ of course it's the same as lamb .......no one wants to see a baby lamb slaughtered .........but will eat the veal parmesan .....right .......i am just letting you know the hypocrisy of women ...... who put vanity over pure pain ....as long as they look good on the outside
Is your designer bag REALLY worth the money? Leather craftsmen CUTS UP and BURNS pricey purses - including Bottega and Louis Vuitton - to reveal if quality of materials and construction truly measure up to the sky-high cost
- Volkan Yilmaz, 36, is known as 'Tanner Leatherstein' on TikTok, where he has more than 360,00 followers thanks to his eye-opening videos
- The Turkey native, who is now based in Texas, has spent thousands of dollars on leather goods that he has destroyed in the name of education
- Yilmaz explained that he considers his video inspections to be an advertisement for his own leather brand, Pegai, and doesn't mind the investment
- The leather expert has already taken on a number of well-known designer
A leather craftsman is lifting the lid on which designer bags are worth the price by cutting them apart to inspect the quality of the materials and construction.
Volkan Yilmaz, 36, is known as 'Tanner Leatherstein' on TikTok, where he has more than 360,00 followers thanks to his eye-opening videos about leather handbags and accessories.
The Turkey native, who is now based in Texas, has spent thousands of dollars on leather goods that he has ended up destroying in the name of education, but he sees it as an invest him in his own leather brand, Pegai.
'It seems like some people benefit from [these videos], and in turn, they shop at my brand, Pegai,' he explained in a recent clip.
'So, it's my marketing expense in a sense, and it's much cheaper than my Google ads that I used to spend [money] on.'
It's only been six months since Yilmaz launched his TikTok page last spring, but he has already taken on a number of well-known designer brands, including Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, and Bottega Veneta.
Here, FEMAIL breaks down Yilmaz's most popular bag reviews - revealing which high-priced purses get his stamp of approval, and which designs he believes aren't good value for money.
Bottega Veneta Micro Arco - $2,500
Yilmaz went viral after cutting apart Bottega Veneta's Micro Arco tote bag, which retails for a whopping $2,500.
'It has an insane amount of leather — quadruple of a bag of this size,' he said.
The leather expert estimated that the leather cost up to $130, and he tacked on another $120 for labor and accessories.
According to Yilmaz, the bag retails for 10 times more than what it costs to make, but that doesn't mean it's a bad deal.
'Out of all my reviews, I've never seen such intricate design in all the details, inside [and] out,' he explained. 'You're definitely paying a premium, but you're getting top-of-the-line leather and craftsmanship. You decide if it's worth it or not.'
Louis Vuitton Porte-Documents Voyage PM - $1,830
Yilmaz made it clear that he thinks Louis Vuitton's Porte-Documents Voyage PM is a rip-off because most of the bag is made out of coated canvas — not leather.
The business bag retails for $1,830 on the label's website, though he said he paid slightly less for the designer piece.
'You think this Louis Vuitton bag is worth $1,700?' he asked in a recent video. 'Let me tell you why it is trash for the money I spent.'
The French label clearly states that its LV monogram bags are primarily made out of canvas, but Yilmaz pointed out that there still could be some confusion.
'Louis Vuitton is associated with leather and luxury,' he noted.
The leather expert said he was waiting in line to buy the bag when a sales rep told him that the most common material used is coated canvas.
'What is that? I realized it's a glorified plastic,' he said. 'Whatever little leather use for the accents and the handle is mediocre at best.'
Yilmaz explained that the leather accents are made of top grain cowhide with a corrective finish on top, which is nothing special.
'You can make this leather using most of the cowhides available on the market because you have the flexibility of covering the imperfections,' he said.
Yilmaz noted that the canvas was durable, but at the end of the day, it's not leather.
'As a leather craftsman, after taking this back to my workshop, I knew I didn't get what my $1,700 is worth,' he said.
Coach Theo Tote - $450
Coach fans will be happy to know that its bags got Yilmaz's stamp of approval.
The leather craftsman bought the brand's $450 Theo Tote while shopping in the store, and he didn't waste any time tearing it apart.
He noted that he 'loves the leather' and 'insanely good brass accessories,' but he wished the story patch inside was also made of real leather and not polyurethane.
Yilmaz also took issue with the salesperson incorrectly telling him that the inside was lined with suede when it was clearly fabric.
He estimated that the bag cost roughly $130 to make, including $30 for the leather and $70 for the labor.
'Doesn't sound like a bad deal,' he said of the $320 markup.
Kate Spade Satchel - Estimated Price $119
The first bag that was ever donated by a viewer for Yilmaz to inspect was a light pink Kate Spade satchel bag that the owner bought for $80.
The exact design doesn't appear to be available at this time, but a similar version of the bag is selling for $119 on the brand's website.
'The viewer who donated this bag said this was very stiff and "plasticky" — and I totally agree with her,' Yilmaz said.
After scraping off the bag's pink coloring, he deduced that it is made out of buffalo leather with a 'very heavy finish.'
'It's a pretty common practice to offer a lot of color options,' he explained. 'They choose a pretty neutral base tone and heavily finish it on top to offer 20 different colors using the same base leather.'
Yilmaz estimated that the total amount of buffalo leather cost $12 and the other materials such as the hardware were an additional $10.
'The $80 that she paid for this seems like a very fair deal given it's made out of leather,' he said. 'It's buffalo leather, not the greatest one, but still, it's entirely leather.'
The leather expert also commended the construction, saying it appeared to be 'very sturdy' and 'well made.'
'If I were to make this bag with my leathers that I like, it would cost me about $75 to $80, and my price point would be around $200,' he added.
Viewers insisted in the comments that the satchel must have been bought at a Kate Spade outlet because the brand's handbags typically sell for a couple hundred dollars or more.
Brooks Brothers - Genuine Leather Briefcase $299
Yilmaz explained in another video that a friend gave him his briefcase bag from Brooks Brothers to inspect after complaining that it was falling apart after just a year.
The bag in question is not currently on the brand's website, but it is available on Amazon for $299.
The leather craftsman called the brand 'crooks' after cutting into the briefcase and realizing the only leather part is the main body of the bag.
'The bag is labeled as "genuine leather," but that doesn't mean it's good leather,' Yilmaz pointed out.
According to the expert, the bag was made out of scraps that were covered with a plastic layer and embossed with a pattern.
'It is basically the cheapest material you can find, and you can still call it leather,' he explained. 'The accent parts they use here and the bottom [are] not even leather. It's what they call PU [polyurethane] leather. In other words, it's fake leather.'
Yilmaz also noted that 'they didn't even use the good type of foam as filler,' saying it was the type used for shipping.
He concluded his video by noting that anyone who pays the premium price for the Brooks Brothers bag is paying for the brand's status and not great leather.
'There are a lot of local and small craftsmen that work with that authentic leather you might be looking for — and you might save a lot of money,' he said. 'Choice is yours.'