Introducing the Horween Duffel - a travel bag for the rest of your life. This is our fourth duffel bag and for this version we've taken a vintage shape and combined it with the Horween leather and bulletproof construction from our weekenders. Whether you'll be spending 200 days a year on the road, or just taking a change of clothing to the gym, the Horween Duffel will be your timeless, durable companion.
The design of the bag is clean, functional and classic. There’s a single zipper compartment with two solid-brass YKK #10 pulls. In lieu of the standard brass pulls, we’re making our own from the same Horween leather as the bag, and riveting them. The handles are made of a burnished Horween latigo leather in a matching color. They are riveted and sewn to the sides of the duffel for an extra-durable connection. An adjustable shoulder strap is also made of this latigo leather, and provides additional carrying options for your travels. The interior is simple and open, and the seams are finished cleanly with binding. Finally, we've finished these duffels with three leather feet on the bottom for extra durability.
These bags are made in California by craftsmen who have been making bags longer than we’ve been alive. It’s in their blood. Yes, it’s their job, but it’s also their hobby and passion. They eat, breathe and live making some of the finest bags in the country.
This duffel is crafted from full grain steer hide made by the Horween Leather Company in Chicago. Horween's Chromexcel is famous and Color #8 even more so. We've used it in accessories and they're beautiful. We've used it in our sneakers and they became the stand-out color in the line. Like Horween’s Dublin line, Chromexcel has tremendous base shade and pull up. The difference with #8 is in its dark burgundy color. Its deep base results in a much more subtle beauty. You still get color variation as the bag bends and creases, but it's more fluid and muted than in lighter CXL colors. Instead, you see wonderful gradations from deep brown-reds to slightly lighter reds. Even differences in light bring out new beautiful shades.
Horween duffels usually retail for $600-$1200. As always, at Gustin we've worked hard to bring you a much better value.