It’s a snowy day in my part of the world, a perfect day to burrow into the studio and get on with things. I snapped this photo of the counter with its pile of tools just as they lay there. Each bag requires lots of cutting and hammering. Below that is the box with my collection of leather belts. I really enjoy using hardware and leather straps from vintage belts on my new bags. Such additions are often much better quality than you can find now and add an interesting dimension. Here is a finished 1510 with its own unique leather strap.
Below are two 1510 backpacks in process. The first is a special order shown with a red leather pocket for the lining also repurposed, this time from a leather jacket I bought in Florence. It’s further along and I hope it will be done and in the mail this week. The cognac backpack below that is for the on-line store. Each backpack has a unique vintage closure. Look for the cognac 1510 in the on-line store by the weekend.