j. panther luggage co. has released the three-way carry rolltote, the brand's first new product of this year. the bag is the result of over a year of intensive but unhurried research and development in new york city and the mountains of the catskills, and brings modern functionality, and a touch of refinement, to a classic utilitarian format. the design takes cues from the roll-top backpacks issued to u.s. servicemen in the 1960s and 1970s, buty has been masterfully tweaked to adapt it to modern times. two removable, fully adjustable leather shoulder straps have been attached to the rollote via a solid brass center o-ring for ruc carry, with the option to reattach one of these straps across the top of the bag for tote-style use.
a permanently fixed 8-inch leather side handle pays irreverent homage to the instructional tags traditionally sewn into military-issue garments and accessories. the bag is hand-crafted in new york city, and equally suits cyclists, hikers, frequent travelers, and yes, even flaneurs. the rolltote comes in four colourways: sand canvas/tan leather trim, olive canvas/tan leather trim, black canvas/tan leather trim and black canvas/black leather trim. j. panther luggage co.'s newest bag is available at select stores across the planet, including c.h.c.m. [new york], trunk [london], cumulus [singapore], delstore [hong kong] and journal standard [tokyo].