Bags

…cut from a different cloth

Despatch Messenger Bag Olive

£299.00

Our Despatch messenger bag reflects back to days gone by, when a bag was designed to be not only a practical piece of working kit, but also an item of everyday functional necessity.

We studied the needs of the user, and worked on creating a bag with enough room to accommodate all your everyday and travel needs. There were many considerations such as materials, durability, design and practicality, and it also needed to look pretty good!

All fabrics on this bag were carefully chosen to develop a stunning vintage patina with age, and use and, as with all our products, quality core materials were a key focus.

The outer of the bag is made out of hardwearing waxed cotton from Scottish textile mill Halley Stevensons. They’ve been producing quality waxed fabric since 1864, so they know a thing or two about it. We also figured that the bag lining takes a lot of punishment, so the lining is military grade, natural cotton sailcloth from renowned British textile manufacturer British Millerain. This fabric was originally used by the British Royal Navy as sailcloth for their ships, so it’s as hardwearing as it gets.

The leather is the finest quality vegetable tanned leather, from the Lo Stivale tannery in Tuscany, which is renowned for it’s high quality leathers worldwide.

Inside the bag we included a handy pocket with a zip closure. Again, concentrating on the details, we wanted the best zip available, so we chose, the original, vintage Talon zipper. We also added two pockets with  brass stud fastening, and leather pen loops. Solid brass, hand cast buckles were used to provide a simple, traditional buckle fastening top flap.

Original Halley Stevensons ® wax used to restore weatherproofing of your bag is available here

As with all our products, your bag is hand made by time served craftsmen in England.

Each bag comes in a recycled box, complete with dust bag.

Despatch Messenger Bag Black

£299.00

Our Despatch messenger bag reflects back to days gone by, when a bag was designed to be not only a practical piece of working kit, but also an item of everyday functional necessity.

We studied the needs of the user, and worked on creating a bag with enough room to accommodate all your everyday and travel needs. There were many considerations such as materials, durability, design and practicality, and it also needed to look pretty good!

All fabrics on this bag were carefully chosen to develop a stunning vintage patina with age, and use and, as with all our products, quality core materials were a key focus.

The outer of the bag is made out of hardwearing waxed cotton from Scottish textile mill Halley Stevensons. They’ve been producing quality waxed fabric since 1864, so they know a thing or two about it. We also figured that the bag lining takes a lot of punishment, so the lining is military grade, natural cotton sailcloth from renowned British textile manufacturer British Millerain. This fabric was originally used by the British Royal Navy as sailcloth for their ships, so it’s as hardwearing as it gets.

The leather is the finest quality vegetable tanned leather, from the Lo Stivale tannery in Tuscany, which is renowned for it’s high quality leathers worldwide.

Inside the bag we included a handy pocket with a zip closure. Again, concentrating on the details, we wanted the best zip available, so we chose, the original, vintage Talon zipper. We also added two pockets with  brass stud fastening, and leather pen loops. Solid brass, hand cast buckles were used to provide a simple, traditional buckle fastening top flap.

Original Halley Stevensons ® wax used to restore weatherproofing of your bag is available here

As with all our products, your bag is hand made by time served craftsmen in England.

Each bag comes in a recycled box, complete with dust bag.

Despatch Messenger Bag Harness Tan

£299.00

Our Despatch messenger bag reflects back to days gone by, when a bag was designed to be not only a practical piece of working kit, but also an item of everyday functional necessity.

We studied the needs of the user, and worked on creating a bag with enough room to accommodate all your everyday and travel needs. There were many considerations such as materials, durability, design and practicality, and it also needed to look pretty good!

All fabrics on this bag were carefully chosen to develop a stunning vintage patina with age, and use and, as with all our products, quality core materials were a key focus.

The outer of the bag is made out of hardwearing waxed cotton from Scottish textile mill Halley Stevensons. They’ve been producing quality waxed fabric since 1864, so they know a thing or two about it. We also figured that the bag lining takes a lot of punishment, so the lining is military grade, natural cotton sailcloth from renowned British textile manufacturer British Millerain. This fabric was originally used by the British Royal Navy as sailcloth for their ships, so it’s as hardwearing as it gets.

The leather is the finest quality vegetable tanned leather, from the Lo Stivale tannery in Tuscany, which is renowned for it’s high quality leathers worldwide.

Inside the bag we included a handy pocket with a zip closure. Again, concentrating on the details, we wanted the best zip available, so we chose, the original, vintage Talon zipper. We also added two pockets with  brass stud fastening, and leather pen loops. Solid brass, hand cast buckles were used to provide a simple, traditional buckle fastening top flap.

Original Halley Stevensons ® wax used to restore weatherproofing of your bag is available here

As with all our products, your bag is hand made by time served craftsmen in England.

Each bag comes in a recycled box, complete with dust bag.

Despatch Messenger Bag Indigo

£299.00

Our Despatch messenger bag reflects back to days gone by, when a bag was designed to be not only a practical piece of working kit, but also an item of everyday functional necessity.

We studied the needs of the user, and worked on creating a bag with enough room to accommodate all your everyday and travel needs. There were many considerations such as materials, durability, design and practicality, and it also needed to look pretty good!

All fabrics on this bag were carefully chosen to develop a stunning vintage patina with age, and use and, as with all our products, quality core materials were a key focus.

The outer of the bag is made out of hardwearing waxed cotton from Scottish textile mill Halley Stevensons. They’ve been producing quality waxed fabric since 1864, so they know a thing or two about it. We also figured that the bag lining takes a lot of punishment, so the lining is military grade, natural cotton sailcloth from renowned British textile manufacturer British Millerain. This fabric was originally used by the British Royal Navy as sailcloth for their ships, so it’s as hardwearing as it gets.

The leather is the finest quality vegetable tanned leather, from the Lo Stivale tannery in Tuscany, which is renowned for it’s high quality leathers worldwide.

Inside the bag we included a handy pocket with a zip closure. Again, concentrating on the details, we wanted the best zip available, so we chose, the original, vintage Talon zipper. We also added two pockets with  brass stud fastening, and leather pen loops. Solid brass, hand cast buckles were used to provide a simple, traditional buckle fastening top flap.

Original Halley Stevensons ® wax used to restore weatherproofing of your bag is available here

As with all our products, your bag is hand made by time served craftsmen in England.

Each bag comes in a recycled box, complete with dust bag.

Despatch Messenger Bag Moss

£299.00

Our Despatch messenger bag reflects back to days gone by, when a bag was designed to be not only a practical piece of working kit, but also an item of everyday functional necessity.

We studied the needs of the user, and worked on creating a bag with enough room to accommodate all your everyday and travel needs. There were many considerations such as materials, durability, design and practicality, and it also need to look good!

As with all our products, quality core materials were a key focus, and we chose a natural waxed cotton canvas body, made from material supplied by the world’s premier English textile manufacturers who have been established since 1880. To reinforce the bag’s stability, and add additional durability, we then lined our bag with military grade flax. This was used originally as sailcloth for the British Navy, so it’s as hardwearing as it gets!

The leather we chose for this version is genuine Horween Baseball Glove, from the world famous Horween Tannery. With a rich heritage, of being used to make the finest baseball gloves for decades, this leather is not only stunning, but extremely durable.

Inside the bag we included a handy pocket with a zip closure. Again, concentrating on the details, we wanted the best zip available, so we chose, the original, Talon zipper. We also added a phone pocket and useful pen loops. Solid brass buckles and hardware were used to provide a simple, traditional buckle fastening top flap. As with all our products, your bag is hand made by time served craftsmen in England.

Each bag comes boxed complete with dust bag.

Despatch Messenger Bag English Navy

£299.00

Our Despatch messenger bag reflects back to days gone by, when a bag was designed to be not only a practical piece of working kit, but also an item of everyday functional necessity.

We studied the needs of the user, and worked on creating a bag with enough room to accommodate all your everyday and travel needs. There were many considerations such as materials, durability, design and practicality, and it also need to look good!

As with all our products, quality core materials were a key focus, and we chose a natural waxed cotton canvas body, made from material supplied by the world’s premier English textile manufacturers who have been established since 1880. To reinforce the bag’s stability, and add additional durability, we then lined our bag with military grade flax. This was used originally as sailcloth for the British Navy, so it’s as hardwearing as it gets!

The leather we chose is genuine Horween Chromexcel, from the world famous Horween Tannery.  With a 100 year old heritage, this leather has an ability to alter shades as it is flexed  to develop its own, unique personality. It’s still produced using traditional old world craftsmanship and develops a rich, beautiful patina over time.

Inside the bag we included a handy pocket with a zip closure. Again, concentrating on the details, we wanted the best zip available, so we chose, the original, Talon zipper. We also added a phone pocket and useful pen loops. Solid brass buckles and hardware were used to provide a simple, traditional buckle fastening top flap. As with all our products, your bag is hand made by time served craftsmen in England.

Each bag comes boxed, complete with dust bag.

Despatch Messenger Bag Tan

£299.00

Our Despatch messenger bag reflects back to days gone by, when a bag was designed to be not only a practical piece of working kit, but also an item of everyday functional necessity.

We studied the needs of the user, and worked on creating a bag with enough room to accommodate all your everyday and travel needs. There were many considerations such as materials, durability, design and practicality, and it also need to look good!

As with all our products, quality core materials were a key focus, and we chose a natural waxed cotton canvas body, made from material supplied by the world’s premier English textile manufacturers who have been established since 1880. To reinforce the bag’s stability, and add additional durability, we then lined our bag with military grade flax. This was used originally as sailcloth for the British Navy, so it’s as hardwearing as it gets!

 

The leather we chose is genuine Horween Chromexcel, from the world famous Horween Tannery.  With a 100 year old heritage, this leather has an ability to alter shades as it is flexed  to develop its own, unique personality. It’s still produced using traditional old world craftsmanship and develops a rich, beautiful patina over time.

Inside the bag we included a handy pocket with a zip closure. Again, concentrating on the details, we wanted the best zip available, so we chose, the original, Talon zipper. We also added a phone pocket and useful pen loops. Solid brass buckles and hardware were used to provide a simple, traditional buckle fastening top flap. As with all our products, your bag is hand made by time served craftsmen in England.

Each bag comes boxed complete with dust bag.

Out Of Stock

Engineer Tote Bag Olive

£199.00

The Engineer Tote is a bag for everyday use. Designed to complement our Despatch messenger and Farrier holdall, and made of the same high quality materials.

Simplistic and practical, our design inspiration was drawn from the vintage men’s work bags of the 1940s and 50s.

Roomy waxed cotton canvas body, from cloth supplied by the world’s finest English waxed cotton manufacturers, who have a rich heritage dating back to 1880. Lined with a heavy duty natural cotton flax that was historically used to make sailcloth for the Royal Navy. The base, handles and trim are made from Horween Chromexcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery.

Handy zipped internal pocket with premium zip supplied by Talon. The leather base has 4 solid brass feet, and all of the additional hardware used in construction is high quality solid brass.

Built to be functional, from the finest materials available to stand the test of time. As with all our products, we’re proud to say that our bags are hand made in England.

Each bag comes boxed complete with dust bag.

Out Of Stock

Engineer Tote Bag Tan

£199.00

The Engineer Tote is a bag for everyday use. Designed to complement our Despatch messenger and Farrier holdall, and made of the same high quality materials.

Simplistic and practical, our design inspiration was drawn from the vintage men’s work bags of the 1940s and 50s.

Roomy waxed cotton canvas body, from cloth supplied by the world’s finest English waxed cotton manufacturers, who have a rich heritage dating back to 1880. Lined with a heavy duty natural cotton flax that was historically used to make sailcloth for the Royal Navy. The base, handles and trim are made from Horween Chromexcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery.

Handy zipped internal pocket with premium zip supplied by Talon. The leather base has 4 solid brass feet, and all of the additional hardware used in construction is high quality solid brass.

Built to be functional, from the finest materials available to stand the test of time. As with all our products, we’re proud to say that our bags are hand made in England.

Each bag comes boxed complete with dust bag.

Out Of Stock

Engineer Tote Bag English Navy

£199.00

The Engineer Tote is a bag for everyday use. Designed to complement our Despatch messenger and Farrier holdall, and made of the same high quality materials.

Simplistic and practical, our design inspiration was drawn from the vintage men’s work bags of the 1940s and 50s.

Roomy waxed cotton canvas body, from cloth supplied by the world’s finest English waxed cotton manufacturers, who have a rich heritage dating back to 1880. Lined with a heavy duty natural cotton flax that was historically used to make sailcloth for the Royal Navy. The base, handles and trim are made from Horween Chromexcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery.

Handy zipped internal pocket with premium zip supplied by Talon. The leather base has 4 solid brass feet, and all of the additional hardware used in construction is high quality solid brass.

Built to be functional, from the finest materials available to stand the test of time. As with all our products, we’re proud to say that our bags are hand made in England.

Each bag comes boxed complete with dust bag.

Engineer Tote Bag Black Ash

£199.00

The Engineer Tote is a bag for everyday use. Designed to complement our Despatch messenger and Farrier holdall, and made of the same high quality materials.

Simplistic and practical, our design inspiration was drawn from the vintage men’s work bags of the 1940s and 50s.

Roomy waxed cotton canvas body, from cloth supplied by the world’s finest English waxed cotton manufacturers, who have a rich heritage dating back to 1880. Lined with a heavy duty natural cotton flax that was historically used to make sailcloth for the Royal Navy. The base, handles and trim are made from Horween Chromexcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery.

Handy zipped internal pocket with premium zip supplied by Talon. The leather base has 4 solid brass feet, and all of the additional hardware used in construction is high quality solid brass.

Built to be functional, from the finest materials available to stand the test of time. As with all our products, we’re proud to say that our bags are hand made in England.

Each bag comes boxed.

Farrier Holdall Black Ash

£399.00

The Farrier holdall is an iconic essential travelling companion. Designed to complement our Despatch messenger and Engineer’s tote bag, and made with function in mind. Inspiration for the style and shape comes from traditional men’s work bag’s used in England in the 1950’s.

We took the core material of waxed cotton canvas, from cloth supplied by the world’s finest English waxed cotton manufacturers, who have a rich heritage dating back to 1880.

We then combined this with Horween Chromexcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery and lined it with a natural cotton flax that was historically used to make sailcloth for the Royal Navy.

The main storage area incorporates a sturdy Talon zipper closure and we’ve also added two external side pouches, with traditional buckle fastening, to accommodate additional items.

Internally we included a handy pocket with Talon zipper and a stowaway leather pouch which conceals the shoulder strap.

The leather base has 6 solid brass feet, and all of the additional hardware used in construction is high quality solid brass.

The result of our efforts was a traditional, real heavyweight of a holdall. The large capacity will accommodate both travel and everyday needs. As with all our products, we’re proud to say that our bags are hand made in England.

Each bag comes boxed.

Out Of Stock

Farrier Holdall Olive

£399.00

The Farrier holdall is an iconic essential travelling companion. Designed to complement our Despatch messenger and Engineer’s tote bag, and made with function in mind. Inspiration for the style and shape comes from traditional men’s work bag’s used in England in the 1950’s.

We took the core material of waxed cotton canvas, from cloth supplied by the world’s finest English waxed cotton manufacturers, who have a rich heritage dating back to 1880.

We then combined this with Horween Chromexcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery and lined it with a natural cotton flax that was historically used to make sailcloth for the Royal Navy.

The main storage area incorporates a sturdy Talon zipper closure and we’ve also added two external side pouches, with traditional buckle fastening, to accommodate additional items.

Internally we included a handy pocket with Talon zipper and a stowaway leather pouch which conceals the shoulder strap.

The leather base has 6 solid brass feet, and all of the additional hardware used in construction is high quality solid brass.

The result of our efforts was a traditional, real heavyweight of a holdall. The large capacity will accommodate both travel and everyday needs. As with all our products, we’re proud to say that our bags are hand made in England.

Each bag comes boxed.

Out Of Stock

Farrier Holdall English Navy

£399.00

The Farrier holdall is an iconic essential travelling companion. Designed to complement our Despatch messenger and Engineer’s tote bag, and made with function in mind. Inspiration for the style and shape comes from traditional men’s work bag’s used in England in the 1950’s.

We took the core material of waxed cotton canvas, from cloth supplied by the world’s finest English waxed cotton manufacturers, who have a rich heritage dating back to 1880.

We then combined this with Horween Chromexcel leather from the famous Horween Tannery and lined it with a natural cotton flax that was historically used to make sailcloth for the Royal Navy.

The main storage area incorporates a sturdy Talon zipper closure and we’ve also added two external side pouches, with traditional buckle fastening, to accommodate additional items.

Internally we included a handy pocket with Talon zipper and a stowaway leather pouch which conceals the shoulder strap.

The leather base has 6 solid brass feet, and all of the additional hardware used in construction is high quality solid brass.

The result of our efforts was a traditional, real heavyweight of a holdall. The large capacity will accommodate both travel and everyday needs. As with all our products, we’re proud to say that our bags are hand made in England.

Each bag comes boxed.

Halley Stevensons Reproofing Wax Tin

£10.00

You can restore the weatherproofing of your Barnes and Moore wax cotton bag with this wax formula from Halley Stevensons.

Each tin contains 1.5 oz. of genuine Halley Stevensons® wax for application to the waxed cotton body of our bags (not intended for use on the leather areas of your bag).

To reproof your bag follow these steps:

  • Choose a warm environment to get started.
  • Stand the tin of wax in warm water to soften the wax.
  • Work the wax evenly into the fabric, using a soft, clean cloth, with a focus on any dry or creased areas.
  • Used a hairdryer on a light heat (on the waxed cotton area, avoiding the leather on the bag) to finish.
  • Finally hang the bag in a warm room overnight.