FDMTL, the indigo-centric Japanese brand who, in their own words, include “details that [cannot] be imitated by mass production without making any compromise,” also tends to feature price tags as lofty as their ambitions. Perhaps to reach a wider audience — or perhaps to help keep the lights on — they’re also not afraid of a collaboration, lending their aesthetics and design choices to select brands that manufacture a much higher quantity, like their most recent partner, the well-regarded Japanese bag brand Master-Piece.
Utilizing fabric from Komatsu Seiren, owners of what’s called the Mona Lisa printing machine (capable of printing over 16 million colors, because why not), FDMTL and Master-Piece developed a group of bags which use that fancy tech to recreate old-world relic boro fabric. By printing with photo-realistic quality onto KONBU-N nylon, you get the look while the price stays reasonable. Real-deal boro is a pricey affair after all.
The range of bags are also constructed with ballistic and non-ballistic Cordura nylon, use metal carabiners at closure points, and feature veg tanned natural cow leather handles and accents to go along with the veg tanned natural cow leather collaborative patch.
Starting at $145 at Blue Owl Workshop.