The bag is constructed out of a fine natural grain cowhide from France, which has been vegetable tanned. Vegetable tanning is the longer, traditional method of tanning leather which uses vegetable stuffs, like tree bark, to give the colour. The bag's metal elements are solid brass, and it is fully lined with durable cotton twill.
The premium leather used for the bag is crafted to the same high standards that Mr Alfred Dunhill himself introduced over 100 years ago. The company's experience in creating leather goods extends back more than 117 years.
There is something rather masculine and elegant about a solid holdall; if you will forgive the pun, it shows that the owner has a grip on life, in a way that a wheeled case doesn't quite convey. The bag has a removable, adjustable shoulder strap, a leather luggage tag, two leather-covered padlocks and small feet on the bottom.
The bag is named after Bladon, the village in Oxfordshire, England where Sir Winston Churchill, one of the brand's most iconic and loyal customers,
The interior of the bag is spacious, perfect for weekends away. The main section contains elastic straps and a removable garment folder, while the second section has three slip pockets, ideal for a phone and an iPod. There are two further zipped compartments on the front and back of the bag; the front pocket has an organizer and pen holder inside.
When Mr Alfred Dunhill took over his family's saddlery business in 1893, he dedicated himself to creating fine men's accessories and clothes, as well as motoring goods. In the days before cars were sold with accessories, Alfred Dunhill famously provided "everything but the motor," from dashboard clocks and horns to driving goggles and overcoats. In 1922 Mr Alfred Dunhill took out a patent for an interior light for bags, which he had developed to allow his wife to apply her lipstick with ease during ballet performances. Innovation, functionality and luxury have always been cornerstones of Alfred Dunhill, which has grown into a quintessentially British, men's luxury brand. The focus is squarely on timeless, masculine clothes and accessories, all created with great care and attention using only the best materials.