Handcrafted in the softest of dyed through calfskin leather, the G8 features our iconic double backed handle bases with contrast hand stitching and lined with cleanable Alcantara, offering style and function.
The G8 has two zipper closures, if the zip inside is fastened the tote appears very square in shape, unzipped and it provides a more relaxed look. The second zipper is situated on the outer body of the bag in between the handles. Inside, there are two multifunctional pockets on one side and a zipper pocket for extra security on the other. This sophisticated bag is perfect for the modern travelling gentleman.
We stumbled across the Icon that inspired this creation sleeping in an antique shop on the Sussex South Downs. On first glance, it was zipped closed and rather boxy, but as soon as it was unzipped, it went from a box shape to a tote bag. The years had taken their toll on the leather, breaking it down and completely changing the appearance. We instantly wanted to carry it.
No artisan, retired or otherwise, has been able to identify its original purpose, we can only assume it was a shoe bag that had inner compartments. It was a true pleasure to revive this timeless piece, perfectly crafted years ago by an unknown house. In its new incarnation, it is a square carry on as well as a tote, recognizing its heritage and the bag it became over time.