This is a special edition version of an already very special bag!
Leather bottom rather than paint. TSL use a tough but thin and supple leather for the bottom, which keeps the bag lightweight but will protect it from wear for a long time. These bags are entirely made by hand.
Probably the most iconic Superior Labor product, the Engineer Shoulder Bag mixes a strong heritage vibe with a timeless aesthetic.
This Compact edition bag is a scaled down version of the classic full-sized bag, which we designed with The Superior Labor following numerous customer requests for a smaller Engineer Bag. The Compact is sized as a generous but highly portable handbag.
The Compact SE is fitted with the usual double inside pocket for your smartphone, wallet and other sundries. The main compartment offer lots of space for larger items. The external leather pocket is great for tickets or a notebook and is smaller than the standard one.
The shoulder strap is thinner than the standard one, the latter being somewhat bulky.
Every Compact Engineer Bag is fitted with a solid brass "Lucky Turtle" logo badge, which is made for us by The Superior Labor in Japan.
These bags are made from the finest Kurashiki canvas- only 150 feet can be woven on shuttle looms per day, raw brass hardware - produced in a traditional casting factory in downtown Tokyo and vegetable – tanned Japanese leather – slowly and carefully tanned with mimosa extract. The stencil is applied by hand in the Superior Labor workshop, a beautifully restored old schoolhouse.
The robust canvas will become supple with use, the leather will take on its own patina.
The bag closes with a brass zipper which can be tucked back into the bag when open for easy access.
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Whether you are a craftsman, doodler, artist, photographer, shopkeeper, eccentric or any other pastime or profession which requires carrying your "tools" on you, the BBW Apron with it's roomy front pockets will offer more than enough storage.
The clever natural leather strap system will keep you comfortable, whatever the load.
Handcrafted in Japan by craftsmen in Okayama canvas of the highest quality, dyed with natural indigo - an Okayama tradition.
The Superior Labor Market Bag is a staple of their seasonal collections. TSL have taken the concept to a new level this year, by using more robust materials (thicker leather straps and a thicker gauge canvas) and adding the same dual inner pockets they use for the Engineer Bags. They have also applied a coloured enamel to the brass fixtures.
The result is a longer-lasting, higher quality product that is perfect for daily use.
Superior Labor Zipped Coin case
Exquisitely made coin case in a lovely dark brown grained Italian leather finish.
Leatherwork is a speciality of Superior Labor designer Makoto Kawai and this is his favourite leather. These beautiful leather accessories will enhance your daily life.