The design philosophy behind the products from Steele & Borough comes down to this: focus on every detail. We strive to make functionality and aesthetics blend together in a natural expression, so that our products hopefully will be used regardless of changing trends. Let’s have a closer look at the features that or products have.

The shoulder straps

Our shoulder strap is made out of thick cotton canvas with sturdy customised metal hooks. The cotton canvas material is great because of its softness and durability. What is also good is that the structure of it makes it less prone to slipp on your shoulder witch is a problem with smoother nylon straps. All shoulder straps are off-course detachable and length adjustable.

 

Vegan leather and nylon

The handles and details of our bags are made of vegan leather, witch has some benefits. It is for example water repellant and lightweight. Every part of the vegan leather is stitched carefully and reinforced where needed. For example the attachment of the handles have an additional cross-stitching and the D-ring holder on the sides have double stitching for more durability. The side parts under the handle that sort of embraces the body of the bag have the important function to give the bag some stiffness but also reinforcement when carrying more heavy packing. As main exterior material on our bags we use a very durable nylon. It has a rugged structured finish that is sporty and rigid and makes a nice contrast to our smooth vegan leather parts. It is also water repellent and doesn’t pic up dirt as easy as more smooth nylon materials does.

 

The zipper

The shape of the zipper takes influence from our trademark, the hexagon, where the big hole serves as a perfect grip. The top of the zipper is round and lets the zipper move smoothly in the zipper holder without getting stuck. It is made of thick sturdy metal with a sligthly thicker bottom for the right feel.

 

The inside fabric

We early had a vision of a Steele & Borough pattern that would decorate the inside of all our inner fabrics. We thought it would be a great idea to contact an external expert in the field of pattern making, letting some fresh independent air into our product. Futuristic artist Nandi Nobell proved to be the perfect match to Steele & Boroughs more classic design approach.
He made the most beautiful pattern with a perfect discrete hint to our hexagon logo, picking up the essence of what we stand for: Subtle classic elegance meeting today.

 

The inside pockets

All our weekender bags, duffle bags, laptop bags and backpacks are equipped with smart inside pockets. We know people have a lot of small things with them during the day such as cell-phone, earphones, keys, passport, wallet, flight tickets etc. We used this information and created our inside pockets around that. Further our larger weekender bags all have a large side pocket for laundry, shoes e.t.c

 

The Dustbag

All duffel bags, holdall and weekender bags comes in a large cotton dustbag. Perfect to re-use for laundry and to protect your bag in storage.

 

The drawstring bag

Our larger bags such as the Duffel, Holdall and Weekender come with a practical water-repellent drawstring bag in nylon. This bag is perfect for wet towels at the gym, or to slip in an extra pair of shoes when going to work or weekends holidays.

Metal feet

All our mens duffels and mens weekender bags has small metal feet under them. These stops the bottom of the bag from touching the ground when putting it down and keeps it away from dirt and water. A small practical part, and very important, at least we think.

 

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