Better known as one of the best British, heritage Footwear brands, Grenson have been producing quality shoes in the U.K. since 1866. So after over 150 years they’ve decided to expand their produce range, no not in footwear but luxury, aspirational and yet surprisingly affordable luggage. So for the first time ever Grenson are launching their first bags collection, featuring classic bag styles from the past, all made in specially commissioned British Millerain durable waxed cotton twill canvas.
The bags include a 1960’s flight bag, inspired by the classic airline branded flight bags from the jet era, reminiscent of the PanAm classic, a Holdall is inspired by the classic branded sports bag of the 1970s but given a modern overhaul inside to carry and protect our everyday tech accessories. , two sizes of backpack which take inspiration from the “The Pattern 42 Bergen Rucksack” which was commissioned in June of 1940, for the British Commandos, this multi pocket style rucksack has proved to be a timeless classic. Then we have another second world war reference in two sizes of Messenger bag which draws on a bag that gained popularity during WWII when troops would use them to carry their personal belongings, leaving hands free for weapons or tools and finally a simple Tote which was popularized in the 1940s after the release of L.L Bean’s Boat Bag. During the 1960s tote bags then went from being simply functional to stylish fashion accessories. The main canvas material for all of the bags was created to unique Grenson specifications by the famous weatherproofing textiles manufacturer, British Millerain.