2011 Hand Dyed Calf Leather Oversized Messenger Bag
45 cm x 49,5 cm. This bag has a capacity of approximately 32 litres.
Burberry Prorsum messenger bag from S/S 2011. In brand new condition with attached tags, care instructions and storage bag. Made in Italy. RRP: £895
S/S 2011 was one of Burberry Prorsum's most successful seasons, thanks to Christopher Bailey's ability to balance 'boyish vulnerability and male strength' in a series of extremely covetable pieces inspired by biker garments and Burberry's outerwear heritage. This messenger bag channels the collection's main themes; one on hand, its vintage finish and utilitarian design is reminiscent of military-issued classics. Upon a closer inspection, however, it becomes evident that it is the luxurious product of painstaking attention to detail and exquisite artisanal craftsmanship.
Designed with versatility in mind, the bag can be carried with a chunky crossbody strap or reinforced side straps that can be used like traditional handles. Its large size and expandable construction allow it to carry things that most messenger bags cannot, such as a large laptop, several notebooks and a heavy jacket. Its understated design is given substance by a top-quality heavyweight calf leather with a supple texture and fine grains. The leather has been spray dyed by hand for a rich dégradé effect with beautiful colour variations. Large polished brass hardware and antique studs lend a masculine edge to the piece, while the interior features a large zipped compartment and two pockets.
Like many pieces from S/S 2011, the bag's attention to detail is phenomenal. All hardware is engraved with the Burberry Prorsum logo and its quality is exemplary. All leather edges are hand-waxed like all traditionally made leather foods, even on the interior. The exterior edges of the bag are finished with tonal piping. Overall, the precision of the bag's construction is clearly evident in the photos, with extensive hand stitching throughout. Subtle Burberry Prorsum logos are hand stamped on the lower front, canvas strap and interior.
This practical and luxurious bag will complement your outfit in a variety of situations, from the office to the beach. Furthermore, its excellent quality leather will develop a beautiful patina over time.