Launched in response to its founder's fruitless, 40-country hunt for "not fancy, not chintzy, not cheesy" leather goods, NC's Colsen Keane sports the kind of "head-turning" bags you might expect to see stuffed with artifacts on the shoulder of Indiana Jones, even though you should really be paying attention to the thousands of natives chasing after him, adorably trying to protect their cultural heritage. Cut from oiled & veg-dyed cowhide, these lifetime-guaranteed goods're are meant to endure the "rugged abuse" that is "often what life seems to bring", so A) apparently NC is totally harsh, and B) get these for your:
Work stuff: CK's most recent products include the 312 Rucksack, which holds a MacBook Pro and transitions "to a perfect overnight bag", and the ltd-ed, 4311 Grunge Satchel, which requires almost an entire hide to construct, and looks like a messenger with gigantism.
Tech: Gadget protection includes a range of envelope- or buckle-closing iPad sheaths, iPhone sleeves, and Kindle covers, because nothing exudes an appreciation for old-world craftsmanship like an e-reader.
Money: Stash your cash in one of their "MicroWallets", which're avail with or w/o a tuckable flap cover, and fit around eight folded bills and eight plastic cards, which many rely on after fruitless 40-country searches for a way to make some of those bills.
Published: April 2, 2012 at 4:00am EDT
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