What is a messenger bag and where did it come from?

Messenger bags from De Martini Globe Canvas Co.

The convenience of a messenger bag  was initially for those working in high and uncomfortable places.  In fact, the original design of the messenger can be traced back to the utility lineman’s bag from the 1950’s,  constructed by De Martini Globe Canvas Company.  The necessity of keeping their hands free is exactly the reason that it has incorporated itself so easily into everyday use.  Made from a heavy durable canvas – the style has transformed into fashion statement and some of the most notable designs, with space for iPads, Smartphones and Kindles are made from genuine Italian leather.  The idea of being able to keep your necessities close by – yet giving you free movement makes this the ideal accessory.

A style that has practical origins has made it self into a fashion statement for both men and women. Originally conceived for bike messengers and postal workers, this leather bag is normally characterized with an adjustable cross body shoulder strap that allows for the bag to rest comfortably on ones lower back or side while handling a bicycle.

Campomaggi geniune Italian leather messenger bagsThough handbags are often considered just a women’s accessory, one can not deny that with a “hands free bag”  works just as well for men and the things won’t fit into jacket and pant pockets.  Campomaggi for example has turned this functional bag into a washed leather accessory and though their designs typically cater towards the men these Campomaggi bags have funneled there way into many a ladies heart. These Campomaggi bags use washed leather to give them a rugged, almost country look. The cross body characteristic of the messenger bag is what made it so innovative when it first appeared on the market half a century ago and is what keeps it so functional in today’s world. Change the size of the bag, hang it on your back or on your side, or even more positioned towards the front – but as long as it has that cross body strap it will be considered a off spring of the ever famous messenger bags.

There are also the Toscanella leather messenger bags for men and women which utilizes 7 different colors of vegetable tanned leather. Each and everyone of these bags are handcrafted in Florence Italy with genuine leather. The unisex messenger bags offer several options like an adjustable leather or canvas strap, the possibility of customization and monogramming and cotton lining. In addition, these quality Italian leather bags all come with their own protective cloth bag for storage purposes.


About Pierotucci

Since 1972 Pierotucci has been designing and producing classic Italian Leather goods for men & women, including leather bags, leather handbags and purses, leather jackets and leather accessories such as wallets, gloves, belts and much more.
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