this messenger bag for Preston as his graduation gift. (shhh) For a few years I have wanted to get him a nice leather bag that he would use for years of schooling and teaching. But this bag is even better than what I originally wanted. It looks, feels and ages like leather, but is actually waxed canvas. It's also large enough to fit a laptop, books etc. Unlike his current extra-small bag. I can't wait to see his face when he opens it!