Added Feb 18, 2014
by John Taylor
This is a set of three of my Canvas Shopping Bag, Shoulder purse, and Backpack/Rucksack. I made these out of a Canvas that is the same canvas that is used for Carhart Outdoor Clothing. That company makes wonderful overalls and other work related clothing, for use in the extreme outside cold of farming/construction. It is well regarded by those in those pursuits, or any other outdoor cold weather endeavor. The other idea was to make a set of bags that “might” appeal to the sensitive ideals of some of the guys, who wouldn’t buy those types of things. Now I know that not all guys feel that they might be categorized if they acquired some sort of bag with a printed floral exterior, but there is a, shall we say, known distain for that sort of thing among a lot of men. So there you have the genesis of the three bags. The Rucksack and the Shoulder strap bag both have interior hand sewn pockets and a Brass key lanyard. The Rucksack is small enough to use for everyday carrying of those things that are too much trouble to pack without containment. The shoulder bag is more of a shoulder purse. I have made many of them for various women and they all love them and use them almost exclusively. They also have hand sewn interior pockets, and key lanyard. With the lanyard there is no more dumpster diving for your keys/coin purse/wallet. My wife uses one of hers daily. The Shopping bag is just that A Canvas Shopping bag, but could be used to haul around heavy tools to the job site. Plenty tough for that sort of thing.
The Second image is a cutaway version of the shoulder purse, that I made for an upcoming show I am having of some of these types of bags. They show the interior pockets and the lanyard with brass clasp. Kind of interesting and much easier to see, than looking down into the interior with a camera. Who knows. they might start a revolution among men, but probably not a very big one. Tradition will probably win out over change, when it comes to mens accessory choices. But, there you have it.
100% cotton Canvas 16oz
1/4" Cotton Bolo Cord and Wooden ends
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