Duffel Bags and Accessories

Any traveling person needs a holdall for those weekend jaunts and long weekends or three-day business trips. And you need at least one; or only one, if it is quality leather made, Italian style look. Big, bulky luggage has transformed into sleek, stylish holdalls for each occasion. The design is inspired by the duffel bag, yes,  but in leather,  they are now more refined appearance attribute a classic look to this practical  and useful tote.

Duffel Bag, a little about its cool History 

“Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile” (released in 1915) was a popular World War I marching song.

The Duffel bag acquired considerable status in the surfer subcultures in California in the fifties, invented by ex-Navy personnel and east coast Australia where its use became popular in the early 1960s. Carrying a duffel bag was synonymous to being cool, to be a surfie. Australian duffel bags of the early 1960s were made of canvas and were usually light khaki or faded ochre in color. Dispensing with the use of rope to pull the eyelets of the top together, the surfie (or surfers) would simply hold the throat of the duffel bag—containing towel, swimming trunks and other personal belongings in one hand and sling it over his shoulder. It was a great idea but… their use had died out by the mid-1960s util…it was re-discovered as a luggage, a leather luggage and it’s still cool, terrifically cool.

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