I have just began a collaboration with my Manchester stockist Bionic Seven, a boutique in Manchester’s Northern Quarter who sell hand picked vintage menswear. The idea was to create duffel bags from vintage Berghaus and Barbour Jackets.
The blue Berghaus duffel bag I have created is Gore-tex and has outer and internal zip pockets.
The second duffel bag, my favorite is upcycled using a Barbour “Border” waxed jacket. I decided to wash the jacket before taking it apart, I then re-waxed it after the pattern had been cut – it was then ready to be sewn. The Barbour classic check lining has been kept inside the bag and the original labels sewn back inside too. A great holdall which features 4 outer pockets and 2 internal.
Theses duffel bags are now available from Bionic Seven priced at £60 & £70 – Bargain. I may well also produce a luxury version of the Barbour bag for delacyonline.etsy.com with a leather strap & trim and a brand new Barbour style check liner.