Barrett Flap Brief, Waxed Leather
This beautifully simple flap brief is ideal for work or academic pursuits. Unusually, this bag features a flap closure and two handles, a practical combination inspired by a vintage music case. The well-proportioned exterior takes aesthetic cues from the mathematical and artistic principle of the golden ratio. Also has a detachable, adjustable leather shoulder strap.
This leather version is unlined so the reverse side of the leather is visible. The interior pockets and details are all interpreted in our British saddle leather.
Available in Black leather.
- Waxed leather body.
- 3mm British saddle leather trim.
- Cotton twill lining.
- Sized to fit a 15" laptop.
- Main compartment flap with side panel storm pleats.
- Leather carry handles.
- Leather shoulder strap [detachable and adjustable length].
- Exterior open back pocket.
- CHERCHBI and BRITISH MADE blind emboss.
- Hand-stamped with a unique serial number.
- Delivered in an unbleached cotton dustbag.
Sized to fit a 15" laptop. 3 large pockets. 2 small pockets. 3 pen loops.
W15.5"/39cm x H11.5"/29cm x D4"/10cm 10 litre capacity 1.1 kg weight
MATERIAL & CARE ADVICE
The body of this bag is a supple vegetable tanned leather which has been Hot Drum Stuffed, a process dating from the 19th Century. After tanning the damp hides are barrelled in a large heated drum into which a blend of molten waxes and oils are added. Although time consuming the result is a soft yet robust leather with incredible touch and depth of colour. The trim is British saddle leather.
All CHERCHBI leathers are developed for us with the help of Joseph Clayton of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, who have been tanning leather since 1840. Our leathers originate from Northern Irish cow hide and are pit-tanned using vegetable tannins. This is an ancient process, essentially unchanged for thousands of years. Leather is a natural raw material with many great qualities, not least the individual marks, colour, lines and creases. These little inconsistencies differentiate each hide and make each leather item unique.
Care – When cared for properly the best leathers will last a lifetime. Rather than cleaning we recommend feeding and rejuvenating. Seek out natural treatments, many varieties are available containing natural extracts, oils and waxes, such as beeswax. Leather is porous, it is therefore preferable to apply the treatment and leave for a short time to absorb fully. If the item becomes wet, reshape it (stuffing with newspaper works well and absorbs excess moisture) and allow to dry naturally, away from direct heat.