Gladstone London G8 Overnight Tote in Airforce Green
DESCRIPTION: Handcrafted in the softest of dyed through calf skin, featuring our iconic double decked handle bases with contrast hand stitch and lined with cleanable Alcantara, it offers style and function. It is lockable with a removable shoulder strap and has two zipper closures, one for the carry on and the second to secure the flaps down to push through a jacket if desired. Two multi-functional pockets on one side and a zipper back pocket for extra security complete this sophisticated bag for the modern travelling man. INSPIRATION: We stumbled across the Icon that inspired this creation sleeping in an antique shop on the Sussex South Downs. On first glance, it was zipped closed and rather boxy, but as soon as it was unzipped, it went from a box shape to a tote bag. The years had taken their toll on the leather, breaking it down and completely changing its appearance. We instantly wanted to carry it. No artisan, retired or otherwise, has been able to identify its original purpose, we can only assume it was a shoe bag that had inner compartments. It was a true pleasure to revive this timeless piece, perfectly crafted years ago by an unknown house. In its new incarnation, it is a square carry on as well as a tote, recognising its heritage and the bag it became over time.