About the Collection
As we documented here, legendary American leather artisan Frank Clegg and I teamed up to put together “Heirlooms with Style” – a collection of leather bags and accessories designed to make an elegant statement and crafted to last a lifetime.
Teaming up with Frank was a no-brainer. I own one of his signature duffles and it’s easily my favorite bag. Like me, he truly loves his craft and is always looking for ways to improve, which is evident in the world-class products he’s been hand-making in his Falls River Massachusetts workshop for over 35 years.
For this collaboration we set out to create ten essential lifestyle pieces at different price points so that each TSB reader would have a chance to add a beautiful, limited edited piece to their wardrobe. The collection centers around Frank’s shrunken leather – a rare vegetable tanned leather that is allowed to shrink naturally during the drying process, giving it a very unique and luxurious texture.
Each piece in the collection is available in three colors – black, chocolate and chestnut – and will be hand-made by Frank in his Massachusetts workshop upon ordering. Expect 2-4 weeks for delivery, depending on the item.
1. Travel Duffle
This carry-on size duffel, with it’s rich shrunken leather body, will make you the envy of fellow travelers. It can also double as a gym bag, or simply to hold your day-to-day carry.
- 20″ wide x 12″ high x 10″ deep
- Shrunken leather & drum dyed vegetable tanned leather
- Convenient easy-access patch pockets on both sides
- Removable shoulder strap with three-layer solid leather pad and adjustable strap
- Ergonomically balanced solid leather handles for a smooth carry
- Fully lined with ultra durable Sunbrella fabric
- Solid brass hardware and solid brass Swiss made RiRi zippers
- Inside zipper pocket
- Retail Price $995
- Navy flannel double breasted suit by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- White shirt by Ralph Lauren Black Label
- Black flannel tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Black leather duffel by Dan Trepanier x Frank Clegg
- Black leather/suede spectator wingtip shoes by Barker Black