Serious Baggage

By The Editors
July 16, 2012 9:00 am

Before you go big time, you’ve got to start small. For examples, look no further than Goldman’s Lloyd Blankfein — born in The Bronx, went to Harvard — or Peter Dinklage, whose superior acting skills won him that big-and-tall Emmy.

Go big in luxury leather goods, with Hard Graft.

[callout] … German wool and smooth, scratch-proof Italian leather [/callout]

Run by a London-based duo known for handcrafting small leather covers for high-tech accessories (iPhones, iPads, etc.), Graft just recently debuted their first big boy staple, i.e., the beautifully-tanned CarryOn travel luggage.

The CarryOn’s an Axis Powers of luxe: Italian vegetable-tanned leather, natted up with a German grey wool interior crafted by a century-old artisanal producer.

The result’s as lithe as it is durable — you can literally rub out scratches with your fingers — that’s perfect for short vacations or weekend trips.

Besides carry on bags, Graft also recently released a number of new high-end and rugged leather laptop bags, as well as an ingenious felt case for the iPad that uses two simple folds to create a stand.

A small idea that leads to bigger/better use.

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