The Pony Express is dead, but the lessons of the frontier saddlers endure.
Chiefly: tough g’damn leather saves your hide everytime.
Case and point: the bags of SF's Kendal & Hyde, taking orders now.
Full grain, heavy gauge harness leather married skillfully with genuine horse-tack hardware — it's the stuff of which family heirlooms are made.
Or, like, makes you look dope in a bar.
As good as they look now, they'll look better every day thanks to their sun-sensitive vegetable tanning (but feel free to oil yours if you'd like to skip straight to well-worn).
Lined? Absolutely not. The finished leather interior speaks to the quality of the materials. No sense hiding that.
Available in several styles, we like the Three-Pocket Brief for its carry-on friendly compartmentalization:
And the Classic Satchel for its day-to-day utility and old school panache.
Also worth a look: K&H's Notebook Wallet, because pen and paper can still outflank OneNote any time.