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After the Gucci lining, next in our ‘Ultimate Gucci Guide’ series are Gucci seams. This is especially useful in monogram canvas bags.
There is no rule of thumb with this, although attention should be given on how the GG pattern aligns where different materials meet. For example, look at the seams of the Gucci monogram canvas bucket bag below:
The next photo is from the same style of bag, but with a denim monogram material:
With these two examples, you can see that they try to preserve the diamond pattern of the GG canvas. However, it’s impossible to have perfect diamonds when you have a tapering material (i.e. decreasing in width). Just look at the example of our favorite $10 Gucci coated monogram messenger bag:
At the bottom of the bag, Gucci production also seeks to preserve this diamond pattern as much as possible. In these three examples, they are at the bottom seams from three different monogram canvas materials.
Even in linings made up of GG monogram pattern, this attention to detail is maintained:
What about these two examples below?
These are actually from two Gucci Gifford tote bags, whose serial numbers were posted here. While not forming a diamond, you can make out the continuity of the GG pattern beneath in the first photo. Similar to the brown one, the GG continues in this denim monogram bag.
Next in the series, I will be discussing vintage Gucci Accessory Collection and vintage bags.
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