Nanamica tote bag
Japanese label Nanamica were founded in 2003 with the idea of producing sports utility clothing of the highest standard, with the aim of making unique and special items that are beyond trends and that can be used for a very long time.
I’ve featured their excellent luggage a couple of times on here already and now here’s a look at their new tote bag for Spring/Summer 2012.
Unlike the last Nanamica bags I featured, with this piece simplicity is the order of the day – what you get is a capacious main section (with no inner pockets) made from hard wearing and waterproof white Nylon with a contrast coloured cotton canvas base. In addition to this another splash of colour in the form of a strip of yellow Nylon can be found at the mouth of the bag.
The tote is carried via a single naturally tanned leather strap, riveted onto its rear. The top of the bag folds over to be fastened can be adjusted for capacity, offering its contents more protection from the elements. The fastening comes via a leather strap and solid brass buckle, both of which are once again riveted and not stitched to the main body.
Rivets are also used at the mouths stress points for extra strength and the finishing touch is the understated white Nanamica label stitched onto the front. It all makes for a simple affair and one that’s lightweight, durable and good looking. If you fancy one of these they’re available here, and for more information on the brand go here: Nanamica.