Tributes in music? A well-intentioned, often inferior product.
Tributes in fine leather bags? Not a thing we knew existed.
But when one of our favorite American leather companies decided to pay tribute to its mentors, creative team and even its customers with a series of new bags, we took note.
Turns out, this act beats the originals.
Just launched from Brothers Leather, makers of high-quality, hand-sewn leather bags, accessories and journals straight outta Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Tribute Series is a collection of handsome carriers named after the people who have inspired the company.
Their chief designer. A wise mentor. Even their first customer.
It’s a nice story, but what they’re really offering is a series of stately leather messengers, duffels and weekenders that you’ll use the rest of your life (and come with a lifetime guarantee).
Each one is made from natural, full-grain finished Vachetta tanned leather, which darkens in sunlight and develops a nice patina over time.
Three new issues we like:
A stylish, rope-handle messenger bag that’s all about easy access: two zippered pockets on top, an envelope-style flap adorning a front pocket and a back pocket with a magnetic closure.
The Samson Duffle
For your weekend jaunts, throw everything in this spacious carrier. Two zip pockets on each side and an interior pouch help keep you organized.
The C.W. Growler
Lug your brew necessities in style. The C.W. is built for any 64-oz. growler, featuring a 36-inch strap and an extra safety strap for the handle.
Plus, a slender Dopp kit, a many-pocketed travel bag and a roomy tote (yes, you can rock a tote).
Whatever the bag, we’re honored.
All come with a lifetime warranty. And you can brand any bag (or product) with a customized image of your choosing.