£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.

Shipping Info

Your Barnes & Moore bag is made by hand, however we will endeavour to ship it within 3 working days.

UK shipping is free for orders over £50.00, orders under £50 are £5 flat rate. Shipping to the rest of the world is £10.00 flat rate.

Made entirely by hand using traditional tools and techniques.

Made from a combination of hardwearing waxed cotton canvas and leather.

The outer fabric is by Halley Stevensons of Scotland, who have been established since 1864 and are known worldwide for their high quality waxed cotton fabric.

The lining fabric  is natural flax sailcloth, from the mills of British Millerain Co. Ltd, who have a heritage dating back to 1880. They are also renowned worldwide for their high quality, and fine performance fabrics

Lo Stivale are a small family run Tuscan tannery, who are renowned for producing the highest quality vegetable tanned leathers. They still use ancient Tuscan methods to produce their high quality leathers, which are coveted worldwide. The nature of the tanning process results in a leather that will develop a fine, mellow patina with age and wear. The tannery focusses on sustainability, and waste purification treatment to reduce the environmental impact of the tanning process.

Hand made solid brass buckles, and fittings, cast using traditional sand cast moulding. Finished and polished by hand. Original vintage brass heavy duty Talon zipper.

Dimensions of the Despatch Messenger are:  375mm wide x 325mm high x 140mm deep.

How It's Made

Made entirely by hand using traditional tools and techniques.

Leather and Fabric

Made from a combination of hardwearing waxed cotton canvas and leather.

The outer fabric is by Halley Stevensons of Scotland, who have been established since 1864 and are known worldwide for their high quality waxed cotton fabric.

The lining fabric  is natural flax sailcloth, from the mills of British Millerain Co. Ltd, who have a heritage dating back to 1880. They are also renowned worldwide for their high quality, and fine performance fabrics

Lo Stivale are a small family run Tuscan tannery, who are renowned for producing the highest quality vegetable tanned leathers. They still use ancient Tuscan methods to produce their high quality leathers, which are coveted worldwide. The nature of the tanning process results in a leather that will develop a fine, mellow patina with age and wear. The tannery focusses on sustainability, and waste purification treatment to reduce the environmental impact of the tanning process.

Our Hardware

Hand made solid brass buckles, and fittings, cast using traditional sand cast moulding. Finished and polished by hand. Original vintage brass heavy duty Talon zipper.

Bag Dimensions

Dimensions of the Despatch Messenger are:  375mm wide x 325mm high x 140mm deep.