No doubt there was a time when the best bag for the occasion was the one you had. It made things simple, and eliminated a lot of thinking. However, we are big fans of closely considering how, and with what, we carry things from one place to the next, especially since it might mean we’re heading out on an adventure, if only a small one (food cart bahn mi anyone?). We have long liked the idea of a portfolio style bag, but we wanted something a little more flexible. Our tinkering led us here: The Roll Tote. Part oversize travel satchel, part media carry, this piece is large in volume but slim in profile, making it ideal for transporting files, drawings, select oversize books, or more standard bulky-but-light fare like fall sweaters. The shoulder strap construction allows for the bag to be rolled up, and secured with its own straps, making it perfect for stashing in a suitcase or duffel when you are, indeed, heading off on legitimate adventures.
The Roll Tote is a partnership with our friends at Tellason in San Francisco, who are equally as concerned with having the right bag for the task as we are. They did the cutting and sewing, and we did all the leatherwork. It’s like peanut butter and chocolate around here. Available in three fabrics: 12.5 oz. denim (the primary denim used by Tellason in their jeans) with Saddle Tan leather; deadstock 10.5 oz. brown cotton duck from Graniteville Mills with Havana leather; and 19 oz. black waxed canvas with black leather. Dual brass zippers on main closure; interior zippered pocket.Overall dimensions: 22.25” x 16.25”.
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