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Whipping + Post Vintage Messenger

Former musician Ryan Barr finds inspiration in life on the road and old postal bags

by Kat Herriman
on 04 October 2012

Musician turned designer Ryan Barr's latest accessory is a refreshingly simple take on a classic messenger bag. Like the rest of the products under Barr's leather goods label , Whipping + Post, which include instrument cases and other accessories, the new bag is entirely handcrafted and built to last.

Finding inspiration in Barr's experiences as a musician on the road as well as old-school US Postal Service bags, the messenger is definitively utilitarian. The roomy satchel is particularly good for schlepping to and from work, with a newspaper pocket, keychain lanyard and padded laptop storage. Despite its tough construction, supple vegetable-tanned leather makes it soft to the touch, while finishing flourishes like brass studs and a hidden label add a classic appeal.

The Vintage Messenger Bag sells for $265 and is available for order through Whipping + Post's website.

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