this one sold.
made to order.
allow 2-4 weeks.
**. bags are typically made with less contrasting pocket leather.
all veg tan leather.
inside & outside pockets.
strap/metal button closure.
18"w x 16"h
image #2 - NOMADIC 2 on left is about one year old. its owner travels tons for her work as an international photographer. left side of this bag is darker. Olive oil spilled on it. deciding to do nothing about it, owner says the darkness is growing across the pocket. she's having fun watching it change and remembering where she was in life when these events happened. the bag on the right is my bag and the prototype for the saddlebag and the nomadic. it took its maiden voyage about 3.5 yrs ago on a trip to ny for market week. its experienced a couple of thunderstorms and a recent rainstorm which soaked it right through, has had food stains, oils from my hands, grime from urban travel, stains from new dark jeans, etc...all of these episodes contribute to the patina you see today. from an almost white state, veg tan leather eventually turns a rich caramel color.
- US sales tax will be charged determined by the bags final destination
- For INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING please contact me directly
- Shipping to EUROPE is done via FED EX
- For INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: all taxes, duty and fees are paid for by customer.
Specialty Dry Goods is not responsible for delays due to customs or carrier.
IMPORTANT NOTES ON VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHER:
veg tan leather is hide that is processed (tanned) using organic materials such as tree bark and other types of plant based substances . veg tan leather in its natural form is in a sense nude and susceptible to your environment. if you get caught in the rain, rain spots will show. exposure to light and sun over time will darken the tone of the leather as will applying leather conditioner and repellent. spills and spotting does not wipe off instead contributes to the rich caramel patina of your life. if you are bothered by spots and other character building marks on your veg tanned leather - perhaps a veg tan leather bag is not for you. that said, veg tan leather is my favorite leather. its patina is like the living canvas of your life's adventures, each spot a memory.
Our products are made-to-order. Once your order is received, materials are purchased and cut specific to the product ordered. For this reason, we do not accept returns or offer refunds. If a product is received defective, the product will be replaced to match your original order. No request to exchange for other products will be accepted. Please notify us of the defect within 7 days for pre-approved return.
What is considered defective? (For example) A hole or cut in the leather/material that is not considered a design element.
What is not defective? (For example) Leather has natural irregularities of surface and variations in grain. Some leathers/materials have distressed surfaces inherent to the finish used and is considered to be a design element.
As a brand, Specialty Dry Goods (product) aesthetic is handcrafted, somewhat quirky and always wabi sabi.
What is wabi sabi? According to Wikipedia, wabi sabi is in traditional Japanese aesthetics, a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Sometimes described as beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". As a brand, Specialty Dry Goods celebrates this beauty of imperfection.