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."
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.