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.
“WOW! The quality of the fabric and craftsmanship amazing. This is what American menswear should be. Bravo!"
"The comfort of AOS clothing is second to none. I literally wear my pieces everyday. Thank you!"
"I just received my topcoat, suit and cashmere sweater. I am blown away! All three are 100X better in person than they are in the pictures."
I've always loved backpacks but as I got older and started to dress smarter, my nylon Nike and Adidas shoulder sacks just weren't cutting it anymore. I wanted to keep the convenience of a traditional backpack (hands free!) but add a level of sophistication that would elevate a look, rather than make it look juvenile.
I also wanted something that would last the test of time. In my years as an athlete, I went through a backpack every year or so. This one is not only built to last the test of time, it's actually built to get better with age. That's the real win with quality raw materials - it builds character and softens as it breaks-in over time.
In addition to the wide-mouth easy-access main drawstring pouch, there are two separated storage areas - the front pouch with magnetic snap closure (keys, wallet, phone, pens, headphones, etc) and a secret zipper pocket under the main flap (passport, boarding pass, important papers, etc). As all backpackers can attest - pocket separation is key.