When we found this deadstock roll of 1960’s original Swiss Army we couldn’t wait to create the most unique designs we could imagine. The Swiss Army is one of the nicest we have seen. It is so densely woven that this is completely water repellent. To create a more exclusive look we have chosen the Monogram-embossed PVC and finish the bag with the yellow details.
It’s for the adventurer. Inspired on and made for the outdoors. For the one who conquers metaphorical and literal mountains daily. Its unique design will make sure it catches the eye wherever it is. And its functionality will make sure it fit for use whichever occupation one has.
The pack is made from water-repellent materials, is fully lined and has 3 small inner pockets. The top part is adjustable in height and is closable by two adjustable leather straps. The side panels contain pockets. It has a padded back panel for soft wearing and laptop protection.
This Flight carrier is especially made for the traveller who likes to go places in a stylish manner. The design is inspired by the outdoors, but then transformed into a more elegant sibling. It is fit to use for doing groceries, transporting papers or to use as hand luggage for that weekend to Rome or Milan.
This carrier is made from deadstock vegetable tanned full grain cowhide leather and water-repellent, woven high-end gysel nylon. It is fully lined with 3 small inner pockets and 2 outer pockets. The top part has a zip closure and adjustable leather straps. Comes with a shoulder strap for different usability.
When Nigel Cabourn met the Atelier de l’Armée team back in 2013, Nigel was carrying his vintage Swiss army rucksack. With a shared passion for this amazing piece of equipment and the salt & pepper fabric it is built out of, we started talking about remaking this rucksack. After discussing we decided that we would only collaborate if we could source the original fabric to make it as close to the original as possible. Anything less wouldn’t be a tribute to the rucksack.Since it is highly unlikely to find a dead-stock roll of this 1960’s fabric we never thought the collab would actually happen. But after a year long search we were able to find a complete roll of selvage original Swiss army salt & pepper fabric and the collaboration was born: Nigel Cabourn x Atelier de l’Armée.
The Salt & Pepper fabric had a cotton base when it was developed by Swiss army during the late 1930’s, but as cotton became rare during the years of war, nettle fibre was combined with cotton. This mix created a very rugged, waterrepellent and durable fabric.
The backpack is made from deadstock vegetable natural tanned leather combined with the original 1930’s Salt & Pepper fabric. The lining is a water-repellen nylon. It’s fully lined and has 3 small inner pockets and a 15″ laptop pocket.
We were able to just make 5 unique items.
Handmade in The Netherlands.
When we found this dead stock roll of 1960’s original Swiss army sturdy waxed linnen cotton fabric we couldn’t wait to work with it. This fabric is one of the nicest we have seen. It is so densely woven that it is completely water repellent. Since we have a complete roll we were able to make more than one bag.
The Bum Bag shows that both high usability and sophistication do combine. In outdoor sports, easy accessibility is a must. In social occasions, one wants to come across as refined. This bag serves both purposes. The quality materials and fancy look, combined with the very easy to use zip closure make this fanny pack – or shoulder bag – suitable for any given occasion.
The Bum Bag is made from soft vegetable tanned full grain cowhide leather. It is fully lined and has a zip-closure on both the front and back side. The strap is cut out for different usability – shoulder as well as fanny pack.