What's Up with The Wanderer?

Posted by Anthony Basham on

I announced a little while back that I was about to release a new product line called the Wanderer. I have built up the prototype as you can see in the included images. I have two more of the full sized Wanderer bags on the table and I have two prototype Wanderer Messenger bags in progress. So, I’m sure you are asking (or I hope you are) what’s up with the Wanderer?

That’s a reasonable questions, and here is the answer. Supply. I selected a great leather that is very popular right now for the prototype.

Crazy Horse Water Buffalo swatch close-up

The Crazy Horse Water Buffalo is a chestnut brown with a great grain pattern and a wonderful waxy feel. It is a really soft hand but not too soft to keep the bags sturdy. The problem is that it is nearly impossible to source at this time. That’s why I have spent the last few weeks looking for a replacement for the Crazy Horse.

Now, that does not mean I will not have Crazy Horse Water Buffalo in the future, but for now I will have to fall back to other oil tanned waxed leathers. The good news is that they all have a similar color, hand, and stability. Sitting on the leather rack at this moment, waiting to become a series of leather bags is a full side of oil tanned waxed leather that you will be seeing become a bag here soon.

Caramel Pull-Up leather sample

It is a lighter caramel brown pull-up leather and will probably become the second color in the line because it is so similar to the Crazy Horse that I had to snap up the whole hide as soon as I found it.

 

 

What I need to know is if you like it. Let me know in the comments if you think this is a good additional color for the Wanderer line. I would love to hear from you what you think. Please let me know if you would be interested in pre-ordering a bag made with this leather.  

What I have learned from this (I say learned, but I already knew this I had just forgotten it), is that leather supply is not as consistent as I would like. What that means to you is that your bag or pouch will always be unique (something I always knew as well). I cannot guarantee the color will be the same on every bag, but can guarantee the workmanship, hardware, leather, and soul put into every bag will be of the highest quality.

Let me know what you think. I will be sharing more here as I build out more bags and cases. Right now I’m going to head back to the shop and put some more time into the prototypes and the first production bags for the Wanderer line. I would love to know if this is a product you like. Take a look at the pictures of the prototype and the swatches. Let me know what you think.

Wanderer shoulder bag  in the sun. Bright chestnut pull-up leather with natural veg-tanned and oiled straps.

Wanderer shoulder bag with handles fully extended into shoulder straps. Chestnut brown pull-up distressed leather in the sun.


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