MESSENGER BAGS: These very attractive and useful bags are based on postal bags carried by Postmen on foot when doing their daily deliveries. These bags are highly individual, and as such are usually custom-made to the customers special order: SIZE, (to accommodate your specific laptop), and COLOUR (available in all the colours of the bicycle toolbags listed on this site, or any special colour you may have in mind) are special features ordered by the client. As you can see from the photos, there are two basic models to choose from: With a carry handle and without. The model with the carry handle is also equipped with two closure straps, whilst the model with the shoulder strap only, have only one closure strap. The bags on the photos are in black chopper leather (high oil content), and are about 35cm wide, 40cm high and 6cm thick. Both bags are equipped with comfortable, wide shoulder straps, adjustable for length, and very comfortable padded shoulder pieces.
Prices are: With carry handle, two closure straps, $185.00 Australian dollar, and without carry handle, $170.00 Australian dollar. These prices exclude postage.
Another version of the Messenger Bag, but one that was used more by Telegram Boys, doing their rounds on bicycle. Therefore I cal them TELEGRAM BAGS. Lightweight and very comfortable, these bags are large enough to hold all you need for a day out on the town, or when you take the bicycle to meet someone at the local coffee-shop. These bags are ideal to colour match with any of my bicycle toolbags. The size of these bags are roughly 18cm wide, 20cm high and 7cm thick. It features the same beautiful hand stitching as all my other work, and an adjustable shoulder strap. Available in all the colours of my bicycle toolbags, or the colour of your choice.
These sell for 105.00 Australian dollar, plus postage. Remember that all my work is covered by my personal guarantee, as set out in the introduction to my website.
These bags are very personal, and therefore easy to customise to the clients needs. They come with studs around the opening flap, or without. They could also be had with a magnetic catch, or with a strap that loops through a stainless steel “D”. Colour choices are wide, black, brown, red, crocodile pattern, faded blue etc. Let me know what you are looking for and I can see what is available.
Another very popular one of my bags, my version of the CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL SATCHEL/BAG is a carbon copy of Dads school satchel, used in 1943. Ideal to use when commuting by motorbike, pushbike or any other means. Large enough for your Electronics, sandwiches and some odds and ends. These bags have an adjustable shoulder sling in stead of the more traditional double straps for backpack mode. I find the sling more convenient, but if you like the double straps, let me know and I can do that.
These very handy satchels are available in a variety of leathers in the thickness of approximately 3.5 millimetres. Colours range from black, dark brown Chopper, to tan, Tawny green, as well as smooth leathers. Chopper leather is a specially finished leather with a high oil/wax content, making it ideal for bags. These bags sell for 145.00 Australian dollar, plus postage.
“Cambridge satchel in brown Chopper leather”