You love that duffle you’ve had since high school, but due to a tear you never make it all the way to the gym without losing a sock, or heaven forbid, your trunks. You clearly need a new bag, and you’ve decided you’d like one that’ll cost less in the long run by being super durable and made of nicer materials as you now envision yourself as a more grown, more sophisticated version of your former sense.
Like a JJ Abrams TV show, Joshu + Vela saw this all unfolding in advance and planned their Leather Duffle to meet you at this specific crossroads of needs and desires. Made in San Francisco, the leather bag sized perfectly for the gym, a day-trip, or as an overnighter, comes in a trio of color options: Oil Tanned, Italian Black Pebble, and Redwood from Chicago’s own Horween Leather. The bag is fully lined with water-resistant nylon, and has three interior pockets with one zippered and two without, and the leather straps are made of bridle leather that’s been hand-painted here in the USA with hand-set copper rivets. To go the extra mile, Swiss Riri zippers are utilized throughout this sensibly luxurious bag. Sure it costs more than your old nylon duffle. But with a lifetime warranty, you’re basically buying a future family heirloom. Envision that.
Available for $548 at Joshu + Vela