Frank Clegg and his team are legendary for sourcing the most beautiful leathers in the world. This chocolate suede is a super-Italian hide with a beautiful napped finish. Suede is an elegant fabric with a beautiful luster and drape - but make no mistake about it, this fabric can take a serious beating and will only get more beautiful as it wears in over time. We appoint our suede products with a tough belting leather which creates a great contrast and a sturdier 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.
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