Well, as I am interested in the Victorian Period of History, and as I also make Western Leather Gear for that period, it was a natural progression to want to recreate the Classic Travel bags of the time. The Carpet Bag and Leather Gladstone style bags were of particular interest, as they are both iconic designs and, as such, are now widely admired the world over.
As with everything I design and make they are made to be used and enjoyed, not just looked at, to me that’s the joy of owning a special Handmade item, whatever it may be.
There is always something of the artisan, who made it, in it, more than just the materials used. You can’t really define what it is but you know it’s there none the less, you just don’t get that with mass produced products.