T. Anthony’s alligator calf duffel has style in the bag. By Jacqueline Detwiler // photographs by Claire Benoist
Trends may come and go (know anyone who purchased a fanny pack recently?), but if we’ve learned anything from the staying power of Michael Jackson jackets and wingtip shoes, it’s this: Leather is forever. Take T. Anthony’s alligator calf duffel: Crafted by a company that’s outfitted everyone from Ronald Reagan to Elton John, the brown leather and nickel creation is intended to outlast messenger bags, skinny jeans and even Lady Gaga in an egg.
BEAST OF BURDEN
T. Anthony Alligator Calf Duffel $895 / www.tanthony.com
1. PAD POD Ritzy Winter Park, Florida–based Makr knows a thing or two about quality. Its iPad attaché case is a single handstitched piece of leather. $240 / www.makr.com
2. CHE BELLO! Buttery leather bags—like the Life rolling duffel from Milan-based Bric’s— may be the only thing Italians are better at making than food. $1,330/ www.shop.brics.it
3. THIS OLD BAG? How does modern leathermaker Billykirk make its No. 165 tote look so vintage? Vegetable dyes, antique machinery and Amish leatherworkers. $320 / www.billykirk.com