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Old 03-24-2018   #1
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Luxury Camera Bags by Thorsten von Overgaard

Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin join forces to offer us the ultimate in luxury camera bags, made of crocodile hide and elephant skin:

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Luxury Camera Bags and Luxury Bespoke Suitcases for World Travelers by Thorsten von Overgaard

http://overgaard.dk/...-Suitcases.html
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Elephant skin? freakin scientologist freak.
 

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elephant skin...that's...not right.
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elephant skin...that's...not right.
You are darned right it isn't - elephant numbers have dropped dramatically over the last 10 years.

I won't comment further - on the whole luxury concept
 

Old 03-24-2018   #5
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The copyediting of the text is terrible. The bags are terrible. A man will carry some photographic equipment in one of those bags? I don’t think so. I think the name suits the product perfectly. Interesting his daughter is nowhere to be seen next to these awful things.
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Did I read correctly 20K for a bag? also are elephants not an endangered species? It all seems wrong on so many levels.
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Yikes. I can't really add much, except to say that this is obscene.
 

Old 03-24-2018   #8
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Makes sense that Overgaard is into leather seeing his new - and super conservative - wife was a bondage queen.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ntologist.html
 

Old 03-24-2018   #9
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he's a scientologist? haha
 

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Camera bags without shoulder straps. Genius.
 

Old 03-24-2018   #11
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basically, the worst element of the leica photography community.

iím going to take back my approval of the stealth edition monochrom. itís stuff like that that fostered an extra wealthy customer base for leica. this is the end result.

just wait for the rational explanations for why this is all ok start rolling in.
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Leica seems to attract this sort of excess. As intended for a luxury brand. It elevates dentistry to a whole new level. Obscene.
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It's good to see the elephant skin bag has a 'chewing gum' pocket. This shows the type of client the bag is designed for. :@
 

Old 03-24-2018   #14
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Totally disgusting, Thorsten puts out some great content but this is over the line. I have unsubscribed and sent my views to him directly. jc
 

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Looks awesome, but I would also like some seal pup skin inserts, my camera really deserves the best. And since we’re skinning elephants anyway, can I also have the buckles made out of ivory?

Seriously, ***. What a joke. Are people really that shallow and thin skinned that they need a bag made out of elephants and alligators?
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Wasn’t this supposed to happen after the swarms of locusts?
 

Old 03-24-2018   #17
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Elephants have status of protected anymals at customs regulations in EU.
We discous this idiot actions earlier today at LUF. One mod reported about him to some authorities and so did I to couple of Elephant protecting organizations.
Please do the same.
 

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Obscene and ridiculous!!!
 

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Wrong on all levels.
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Endangered species..bags..
Just pick the rarest and closest to extinction animal..and good ole' Thorsten..will make it for ya..toot suite..
Credit card please sir..?
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I can't believe you guys, trying to deny the super-rich the bags that they need.
I believe you can buy Elephant hide boots at most any cowboy footwear store.
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Old 03-24-2018   #22
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Iím holding out for the White Rhino edition. Any day now.
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I want to believe it's an early april fools clickbait, and the leather is plastic.
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I believe you can buy Elephant hide boots at most any cowboy footwear store.
Whoa you can!

http://www.bootbarn.com/lucchese-men...000034165.html



But not in California

And they do not ship outside the US.
 

Old 03-24-2018   #25
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That elephant skin bag is appalling. And I don't (just) mean aesthetically.
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Old 03-24-2018   #26
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I want to believe it's an early april fools clickbait, and the leather is plastic.


I was thinking this too when I saw this. But if it isnít then this is actualy really funny in that he would think this idea is a good one in anyway.
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Iím holding out for the White Rhino edition. Any day now.
That's a good one!
 

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It's good to see the elephant skin bag has a 'chewing gum' pocket. This shows the type of client the bag is designed for. :@
Heh, the kind that chew gum constantly cannot afford these things. Didn't he do any market research?
 

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Elephant skin? freakin scientologist freak.

The government freaks out about things made of Ivory, which are illegal to own, buy, or sell (except antique items). Surely elephant skin cannot be legal? If it is, it damned well shouldn't be!
 

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Totally disgusting, I hope that when this individual arrives with his hideous bags in Australia that he gets pick up by the border controls officials for illegal imports of animal products, bags confiscated and incinerated.
 

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The government freaks out about things made of Ivory, which are illegal to own, buy, or sell (except antique items). Surely elephant skin cannot be legal? If it is, it damned well shouldn't be!
The skin is just a byproduct of the ivory trade... or is the ivory just a byproduct of the skin trade... or more likely they are both a byproduct of land clearing, what else do you do with all those pesky elephants.
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Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin join forces to offer us the ultimate in luxury camera bags, made of crocodile hide and elephant skin:

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ELEPHANT SKIN? someone should report this guy
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I'm walking gingerly with all of you who are outraged by this, but the communities in Africa that are given ownership and responsibility for the conservation of elephants earn money by issuing legal hunting permits for elderly animals, to harvest and are allowed to market the hide and other legal parts.

No Ivory is legal by international convention, though the governments of countries do collect the ivory and depending on the corruption (or not) of the powers, from time to time some Ivory enters the black market.

In India I believe, a vigorous market is made of raising elephants used as beasts of burden, and the hide is marketed just as the leather of any other animal.

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Heh, the kind that chew gum constantly cannot afford these things. Didn't he do any market research?
Chris;

You're not up on the "treats" our betters are into.. Cocaine Chewing Gum no doubt. Just the thing, when you've tossed your Elephant Leather bag full of Leica hear into the back of a chopper, ready to venture fearlessly into conflict golf course country.

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I’m not sure if I’m outraged by the materials or just grossed out at the lengths some people will go to to make themselves feel better than everyone else. I think it’s one of the most disgusting traits of humanity.
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Iím not sure if Iím outraged by the materials or just grossed out at the lengths some people will go to to make themselves feel better than everyone else. I think itís one of the most disgusting traits of humanity.
Maybe: make themselves "Think They" feel better than everyone else..?
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not going to disagree, that's one ugly bag, especially made of elephant skin and tacky color.

watching his video on his site, seems to me he's more a jet setter that brings his gear into one static location like a studio for room for a shoot.
otherwise I would hate to be seen carrying a bag like that out in the street.
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What it really boils down to is Overgaard represents everything that is embarrassing and cringeworthy about the Leica 'lifestyle'.
 

Old 03-24-2018   #39
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Did I read correctly 20K for a bag? also are elephants not an endangered species? It all seems wrong on so many levels.
No, $20K is not correct -

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...With Italian designer Matteo Perin, I decided to make some bags for myself, using the best artisans in the world, and using the best materials available. I wanted - as I always do - something that meets my own requirements for functionality, good looks and durability. Matteo Perin has made bespoke clothing and accessories for celebrities and millionaires for years in this way. But from a user viewpoint, that is exactly what you want. You want the ideal product that fulfills all your needs, made to make you happy every time you use it, and made to last forever...

Price is upon request. Expect $6,000 for calf skin and $30 - $40,000 for croc. Delivery is usually three months...
So there you have it - $30,000 to $40,000 for the crocodile bags; no word on the cost of the elephant skin bags.

[SARCASM] With regard to the animals, they have no rights to begin with; they are just dumb animals and are here on earth to be used and butchered as we humans see fit.
Killing and skinning crocodiles and elephants is a very small price indeed, as long as the bag "makes you happy every time you use it" and as long as you can take great pride in telling your friends that "Matteo Perin has made bespoke clothing and accessories for celebrities and millionaires for years," right?? [/SARCASM]


IMHO, these bags are baboon butt ugly. As we have seen in the past, Thorsten obviously has a fetish for fugly megadollar bags and has truly outdone himself this time.
As for the end users of these bags, the monumental arrogance and self-entitled narcissism of the idiots who would actually buy and use these abominations cannot be overstated.
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wow what a hate fest going on here... he comments choice of leather in later part of video. did anybody actually watch it?
 
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