Canvas Satchel

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  • Attractive, Versatile & Sturdy Unisex Satchel
  • Hand-Cut and Sewn from Excellent-Quality Canvas
  • Fits Your Everyday Essentials
  • Perfect for Any Occasion
  • "Indiana Jones Wears One"

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions

Length: 11.5 Inches

Height: 2.25 Inches

Width: 10.5 Inches

Materials

Raw Canvas, Waxed Canvas, Full Grain Leather, Rustic Brass Metal

USE & CARE

Avoid leaving the bag in direct sunlight as it can cause fading. If blemished by everyday stains, apply baking soda on the area and brush off with a fine suede brush.

PRODUCTION & DESIGN

This is a unisex, All Purpose Satchel Bag with Waxed Canvas Accents. It's perfect for every occasion, from daily commutes to the office, to light urban exploring. For those of you thinking that it's a bit small, take note of the wise words of Alan from the Hangover: "It's not a man purse, it's called a satchel. Indiana Jones wears one." It's true, he does indeed wear one, and tablets and 11 inch MacBooks hadn't been invented then either! Coming in at 11.5 inches, the All Purpose Satchel will snugly fit your fun-sized MacBook Air and easily fits your tablet or large smartphone, along with all your daily essentials. 

The satchel bag became popular with the Romans, who would wear what was known then as a Loculus, a latin word literally meaning "A little place". Roman soldiers would carry it as part of their luggage on their way to war for personal effects and belongings. Fast forward slightly, and satchels known as the "Carriel" (possibly where the name "Carry-all" comes from) became widespread in the Antioquia region of Colombia, with the bag becoming synonymous with paisa culture and commerce, industriousness and humble honesty. Celebrate this history with one of Hide & Drink's All Purpose Satchel made with Waxed Canvas Accents.

Waxed canvas is an ancient material, one of the oldest, in fact, and is still in use nowadays. It really is exemplary of a material that is tried, tested and true over time. Originating in Scotland in the 1850's waxed canvas was created for and by seafarers and mariners, by rubbing linseed oil into the cloth. This resulted in an incredibly durable fabric that repelled water, a popular choice for the sails and clothing of the sailors who ruled the waves. Being lightweight and durable, waxed canvas became the clothing of choice for the British Navy, Army and Air force during the Second World War, an attribute no other military possessed at that time.

Fast forward to today, and the wax is no longer rubbed onto the canvas. Instead the canvas is made with the oil embedded into the fibers, which allows the material to grow old with style and grace. The use of the fabric is now world wide, and is becoming more fashionable rather than sporty, all the while retaining its rugged personality.

Our highly coveted canvas comes from the highly respected supplier Lonas Segovia, the oldest canvas maker in Guatemala. The seams are sewn using bonded nylon thread with a burned and melted finish offering no loose ends during your travel, and the leather is made from the finest, most durable Full Grain Leather.




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