We get a lot of custom requests, sometimes too many to handle in a timely manner. And while we never mind alterations, sending photos of our past work can sometimes be challenging. With this in mind, we will be using this “Bag Modifications Page” to explain the optional features we roll out on the website. In our ideal world, we want to offer these common alterations as add-on features for every bag (so long as it’s applicable). So, read below for more!
Item 1: Shoulder Straps
We love shoulder straps, but rarely use them. Still, we know it’s a common request, and this is the first add-on option that will be included for every bag.
pictured left: a square shoulder pad on an oil-pull bag; pictured right: a tapered shoulder pad on a dyed-edge vegetable-tanned bag.
Item 2: Wrapped Handles
We know briefcases are making a comeback, and with this in mind, a more recent development has been an influx of wrapped handle requests. While we’ve experimented with full “built-out” handles (attached with metal hardware), they never seem to fully match the aesthetic of our bags. Further, while minimal, our basic “svelte” handles are extremely comfortable–even on an everyday-use basis. Still, for those who need a little extra padding, we started offering a covered option with minimal styling (as seen below). While a lot of our bags already have a beautiful one-piece handle, this non-default option will soon be available on all of our bags.
pictured above: our new wrapped handle is fastened with rivets, as seen in the image above.
Item 3: Hardware Color
Our hardware color options are quite simple, every option is made from pure brass, some nickel-plated, some not.