I have a lot of bags. Probably more than I actually need. However, I always argue that each bag I own serves a different purpose. Beach bag for the beach. Weekender for the weekend. Rucksack for the, um, rucking? Anyway, the one thing I’ve been missing, at least, according to my logic, is a basic every day bag. Something that’s comfortable, always looks good, and that I can use all year long. Well, thanks to the kind folks at newly launched Japanese bag brand Southern Field Industries, and their absolutely stunning Waxed Tote, I am missing no more.
In case you can’t tell, I love this bag. Not only is it great looking, and exceptionally well-made, it’s also really light, which might seem like a silly thing to highlight, but it’s not often you find a leather bottomed carryall that doesn’t add weight to the load. Admittedly, like most everything else made in Japan, the bag is a little pricey. However, I would argue that the materials and construction more than justify the cost. There’s no doubt that I will have – and enjoy the hell out of – this bag for a long, long time.