Long before the current interest in the ‘manbag’ swept the globe with its multitude of good and bad offerings, I had used many briefcases, attaché cases of my own making to carry the necessary business accoutrements needed for my endless tours of shows where I exhibited throughout the year.
None fitted the bill well until I developed an idea born out of my interest in fishing and its numerous bags. The Fisherman bag pictured above, was the first of many in this style I made for several years and is still in use today.
Suitable For Today’s Technology
Progress in the technology markets and a lot of requests from customers spurred me on to designing and making two new styles, one based on the original and another of the ‘portrait’ proportions. Essential options are now included in them such as the ability to readily hold a standard laptop, folders of everyday sizes and pockets of various sorts to accommodate all manner of stuff.
iPads and similar tablets, smart phones and all the paraphernalia that goes with them all have to fit and be protected from the knocks and drops incurred during the daily battle called work. Equally, too many pockets and you struggle to find the very thing you need urgently, so a balance was determined bringing two zipped pockets to the outside rear of the bags and the inside rear lining, a cushioned pocket for tablet sized technology to the inside front lining, and pockets to both sides of the gusset for smart phones and the like, tucked neatly under the strap fastenings to afford maximum security.
The large interior of the bags provides lots of room for the indescribable variety of items you the customer will find to put in there.
Consideration For Materials Used
The selection of materials needed to ensure its longevity was relatively easy and comprises of English Saddlery hide in the form of Pittards Cruiser WR100 cowhide which is impregnated with waxes and a waterproofing compound proven over many years in Sporting footwear production.
Linings of luxurious pigskin suede in more colours than Joseph’s coat give a durable and sumptuous interior to be coveted by all who set eyes upon them. None of this will provide the highest quality we demand without our trademark bridle leather straps using Sedgwick’s finest equestrian bridle butts which are hand sewn to ensure the shoulder straps will not let you down.
Our favourite webbings are employed to give strength, comfort and adjustment for your shoulder with solid brass, nickel or nickel plate fittings from foundries in the English Midlands make certain that breakages are extremely rare!
By far the biggest problem is what to call them, as they will find use by both men and women, but my preferences are the ‘Pershore Postie’ for the Fishing bag style and the ‘Malvern Mailman’ for the portrait messenger style.
We give you the opportunity to own one of these original bags which we are confident will give you unfailing service for the next ten years and more.