Exclusive 14-inch latigo leather and canvas bag. Fits a laptop up to 15 inches long and comes with a detachable shoulder strap. Our first collaborative luggage design. Only at KM. Also available in Tan and Navy. Handmade in California. (
In collaboration with an American leather company, we had a hand in designing this carryall bag, which can be used as an everyday carrier or a piece of light luggage. It's uniquely made for KM, and you won't find it anywhere else.
First, we identified the dimensions, based on what we would actually use in our everyday. We made sure the carryall comfortably fit a laptop, lunch, a few magazines and a notebook - with room for smaller items like a wallet, lighter and phone.
The unique size happened to provide a unique aesthetic as well, one that transferred seamlessly from a professional environment to a more casual setting. The tall, rather than wide, bag also becomes a messenger, fitting over your shoulder by way of a detachable leather strap. The leather bottom and structured aluminum frame at the top let the bag retain its rectangular shape, so it won't adopt that "stuffed" look the way a backpack can as you fill it up with all your things.
For durability, we hand-selected a tough canvas and latigo leather, a cattle hide that's been tanned with a combination of alum and gambier, which makes for stiff and sturdy straps with excellent tensile strength and resistance to outside abrasions.
It's the kind of bag that looks smart, and will hold all your things without making you feel weighed down.
The surface of the leather, in its natural state, will age and change over time. This is one of the best things about it. To show love and care for this natural process, you can, from time to time, rub a bit of oil conditioner over the surface to restore natural color and luster.
If the canvas becomes at all dirty, it should be spot-treated using soap and water. For light dirt, use a mild soap and only dab at the canvas with a soapy cloth. Then use a clean damp cloth to lift the soap off. Don't rub or scrub the fabric.
We collaborated with an American company that uses top grade, strong, supple, soft and vegetable-tanned leather. All hardware is nickel plated and rust-resistant. Rivets are starred and rolled for additional strength, cut from state-of-the-art die cutters. Aspects of the bag such as material, finishing and dimensions was hand-chosen for the optimum result in functionality, aesthetic and durability. Enjoy!
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