by Chantel Tattoli
For years now, New York’s Best Made Company has been a go-to for hardy, purpose-built apparel, accessories and tools associated with living a considered life in and out of the city. Their recent cast iron initiative offered re-conditioned pans as a compliment to the brand's in-house product line, which shows no signs of slowing. The latest product garnering attention is the hard-wearing Gfeller Document Case. It's been designed by Best Made and manufactured by Idaho-based Gfeller Casemakers, an operation with a storied reputation for specializing in “profoundly functional leather goods” for adventurous professionals.
The Gfeller case is ideal for carrying envelopes, papers, notebooks, passports, an iPad (even a 13" MacBook Air) and will patina over time to a mature and much-loved attaché. Made of American russet leather, it is hand-stitched with glazed cord spun in the USA from Egyptian Giza cotton (considered the world’s best) and buttoned with Best Made’s signature brass snap. To guard against fraying, the edges are burnished and the body is buffed with a wax-based protective sealant to repel dirt and deflect scuffs.
Gfeller supplied products to Apollo Mission astronauts, who were tasked with (among other things) collecting rocks from the lunar surface. Whether training for space or schlepping papers from the office, the Gfeller Document Case is a solid option. Find it for pre-order from Best Made Co. for $325, with delivery scheduled for November 2014.
Images courtesy of Best Made Co.