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Custom Bag: Men’s Courier Bag | Waxed Canvas and Leather | Messenger Bag | Midnight Blue and Charcoal Grey

Category : CUSTOM BAGS · by May 10th, 2017

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This is a messenger bag that I made for my husband recently. I’m calling it the Courier Bag. People think that he can have as many bags as he wants, since I make them. However, this is really only the 2nd one that I made for him. The first one I made was about 3 years ago (see end of this post for a photo of the first one). He deserves this one for testing the first one and for our upcoming 9 year wedding anniversary.

He used the first one for quite a long time and really liked it. He carried a lot of gear with him, as you can see. Sometimes I wondered if he was carrying rocks with him. At least I know it’s really hefty.

I made a few minor adjustments to the original bag and I think it’s almost ready for sale. I will have it in the shop by the end of May in 2 colour combinations.

 

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I wanted this bag to be really masculine and for the colour combinations to reflect that.

 

 

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The bag is water resistant, made out of lightly waxed canvas and Italian vegetable tanned leather.

 

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There are 2 back pockets to easily access your belongings. I put an iPad mini in one of the pockets to show you the size of it.

The bag itself though can hold a 13″ Macbook Air or laptop and much more.

 

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Here are some detailed shots. I created a personalized label with his initials on it. The hardware is solid and antique brass.

 

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I can’t stand a bag that is just one big pit, so I always make dividing pockets. This one has 4 pockets; 2 water bottle pockets and 2 large pockets.

Other than a laptop, camera and everyday bag, this would also be a good unisex or modern dad diaper bag. The pockets fit diapers, wipes, baby bottles and everything that a parent needs.

 

 

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This is the original version my husband used for about 3 years. He really liked this one. He liked the size and how useful it was. He always tells me how much he likes the leather I use for the strap. This Italian vegetable tanned leather really aged beautifully.

 

 

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