Posted on 19 September 2011 by Mr Black
Founded in 2008 and based in the Lake District National Park, Millican creates timeless travel and outdoor bags.
Each bag in Millican’s collection is based on a proven utility classic, with modern functionality and made with sustainable materials – organic canvas, recycled polyester, vegetable tanned leather and Lakeland wool.
The brand is inspired by the life and values of Millican Dalton, a local legend who lived a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency as a Lakeland mountain guide in the early 1900s
For 2011 Millican have interpreted a classic travel shape to create Adam the Suitcase – a soft case made from Millican’s 20oz, weatherproof, 100% organic cotton canvas.
Adam offers many key features:
· Central zip for easy access to two large internal compartments
· Three external pockets for books, travel documents and water bottle.
· Internal divider to separate work from play
· Waterproof cover and shoe/laundry bag in one
· Fits more airline restrictions for hand luggage
Adam the Suitcase retails at £265 and is available in Slate Green and Antique Bronze.
for more info and to purchas, head over to www.homeofmillican.com
Posted on 26 February 2010 by Mr Black
The ‘man bag’ is always a bone of contention, but knock them all you like, in this modern age the number of items the modern man carries around with him has grown and will continue to grow; think camera, phones, wallets, books, netbook, etc. etc.
Here I have assembled a few of my current favourite man bags for your consideration:
Paul Smith Flight Bag
As always, you can trust Paul Smith to do things in style and this flight bag is no exception. With smooth black leather trims, multi-coloured stripes, an adjustable shoulder strap and a zip opening, the bag is lined with purple canvas and has an internal zipped pocket and a padded compartment ideal for your laptop. On the outside it features a concealed zip pocket and a leather luggage tag. Priced at £195.00 from Paul Smith
Hackett British Traveller Series Fisherman Bag
From a collection inspired by the travelling British gentry from decades past but with very modern credentials. This fisherman bag utilises finest quality 18oz bonded cotton, vegetable tan leather trim from North American hides, solid brass fittings and Swiss made hand polished zips. The British Traveller Series fisherman bag has a distinctive British feel, designed and made in England. Priced at £180.00 from Hackett
Mandarina Duck Stitch Leather Messenger Bag
This beautiful leather messenger bag features top-stitch and gunmetal detailing and a contrasting lining but as well as looking great it has plenty of room to fit in all your essentials. So whether you’re just popping into the office or heading out to a club and don’t trust your valuables with the cloakroom attendant this light and roomy bag won’t look out of place. Priced at £205.00 from John Lewis
Polo Ralph Lauren Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag
You can always rely on Ralph Lauren to come out with a classic and so I wasn’t disappointed to find this waxed canvas bag while perusing ASOS. It features a fold over fastening with twin buckled straps, contrast leather trim and an adjustable shoulder strap. Priced at £590.00 from ASOS