No. 20 Dispatch Bag in American Alligator Serial No. 003
This American Alligator Dispatch/Brief bag is unparalleled in its uniqueness which comes from the use of a collection of unusual hides. It isn’t made from just one alligator hide. I took pieces from several hides to get the look I wanted. Notice that each panel and pocket of the bag has a different size and pattern grain. The leather lining matches the spirit of the bag since it is taken from a well-worn, aged hide.
The Dispatch Bag has a hint of a vintage military feel to it with pockets galore. In the main compartment, I carry my iPad®, my No. 18 Portfolio, an extra legal pad and a couple of folders. Two large pockets on the front with ball stud closures are ideal for your cell phone, charger, ear buds, keys, etc. Two generous rear pockets hold extra papers and documents while four pockets under the front flap work well for business cards, receipts, note cards and the like.
I personally chose the hides that were used and supervised every step of the construction of this bag at the hands of our master leathersmith, Lana Owens. There is an art to planning a bag like this, but the end result is well worth the time it takes. This is truly a custom, handcrafted bag of superior quality. You’ll think you’re a celebrity when you walk through the airport with it or bring it to a business meeting. There’s no way this bag won’t be noticed.
Solid brass hardware. Military-style Lift-The-Dot closure. Serial numbered on brass pommel shield on inside pocket. Made in the Col. Littleton Workshop and signed by the Colonel and master leathersmith, Lana Owens. Comes with a detachable hang tag which is also signed by the Colonel.
– Colonel Littleton
May be personalized with three initials on brass plate on top of bag.
Shoulder Strap Length: 32″ – 42.5″
Inside dimensions 12.5” H x 9.75” W x 1.5” D
Overall outside dimensions 15” H x 10.5” W x 2.5” D
iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
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Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.
I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.