if you need just one bag that could see you through regular routines like grocery shopping, work and leisure, then the Hard Graft Cube Tote might be a good place to start. it has a shape unlike most bags (read: uber cool), which the product name explicitly implies, and sports an enormous opening, held closed by magnetic closure, that’s designed to swallow just about anything you can fit inside with ease – be it a stack of neatly folded clothes, the longest radish or celery you can find in your local supermarket or basically, whatever for need for your day’s task. hit the grocery stores, head to work or chill out at the beach – this bag does it all. a heavyweight British waxed cotton canvas body and a pair of wide leather and suede shoulder straps/carrying handle lends the bag a classy rugged look and also assure it will take the blunt of heavy duty usage, and doing so while weighing heavy on style.
as always, all leather components are of premium vegetable tanned Italian leather, though with this bag, canvas and black cotton twill on the inside are the materials of choice (as opposed to the more gentle wool felt). handcrafted by artisans in Italy, the Hard Graft Cube Tote will develop patina with usage over time, which only adds to its character. however, like most meticulously designed and crafted products from the UK-based outfit, the Hard Graft Cube Tote is not cheap. each bag will set you back at a good £198, or around $335 American dollars. we not going to lie. 300+ bills for a tote is an “ouch” for most folks, but the fact that it could be replacing two or more bags should be a little more justifiable. no? take a closer look with the images on this post (click on image for larger view).