Frank Clegg and his team are legendary for sourcing the world's best fabrics for bag-making, and this one comes right from our backyard. This is a super heavy duty water-repellent duck canvas that is made in America. Often used as an alternative to leather, this unbreakable canvas can take a real beating while also making a lighter weight bag. We appoint our canvas products with a belting leather which provides a beautiful contrast and creates a sturdy shape and comfortable carry.
Over the past 50 years Frank Clegg has made many different versions of the classic duffle bag. I've owned and used at least five different shapes and sizes of Clegg duffles. After years of personal research I found that this shape - the Compass duffle - was the most practical and versatile. Originally designed as an outdoor log carrier in the 1970s, it's larger than his other styles. It's also roughly the maximum size that you can travel with as a "carry-on", which I love because I never check a bag. I can live out of this duffle for up to a week. It can fit two pairs of shoes and a smart capsule wardrobe - if you're an AOS reader, you get it. For the AOS version we added an exterior pocket to each side of the bag for easy access to things like your phone and passport, and finished it with our signature houndstooth lining.
“The quality of the fabric is amazing and it fits better than bespoke suits I’ve had made in England and NYC. I'm a AOS customer for life!"
"It's so refreshing to have actual experts reviewing my garments and listening to my feedback. The whole thing felt like a true bespoke experience."
"I just received my coat, suit and shirt. I am blown away! All three are 100X better in person than they are in the pictures. I just placed my next order :)"