A little over a year ago I stumbled upon The Good Flock from Portland, Oregon and picked up one of their wool iPad cases. I still use that case nearly every day, it even works with my iPad2 and smart cover all together. I toss them in a bag, am on my way and don’t have to worry about it. In the past year the product line has grown and The Good Flock now offer additional items like leather goods, bags and a more complete line up of technology cases. I love the wool stuff and my iPad case always gets lots of love from people, but the waxed canvas bags are, in my opinion, really something special.
The Tokyo Bag (above) is far and way my favorite. On the surface it is a standard waxed canvas tote (of which we have seen many similar variants before), but when you drill down further you start to get a better idea of the functionality that is built into its design. The carryall has a total of eight pockets (four on the exterior, four on the interior) which come in amazingly handy. If you want to drop your keys, phone, cell phone and sunglasses all in their own compartment it’s a maneuver orchestrated with ease. I don’t ever want my keys and phone in the same pocket (because of the potential for scratches) and same goes for my glasses, which makes me appreciate the pockets on the Tokyo Bag. It’s a simple concept but one that I got into immediately after using the bag.
Now, not everyone is interested in or will carry a tote bag. In fact, I’m sure there are people reading this right now (probably in their pajamas / mom’s basement) who are planning an assault on this corner of the internet due to our sentiments towards these bags. Save it. I happen to like a tote bag and use them for nearly everything, except for taking on a flight (due to the potential for totes to vomit their contents). Unless of course you opt for a bag like The Weekender (pictured below) with its zipper top – which is a trusty alternative for a regular tote.
In addition to the bags, The Good Flock also has some other nice looking stuff to check out including belts, wallets and one handsome dopp kit that is shown here. There’s an element of simplicity in the collection that I appreciate it. I also like that it is made in America. It’s a lot of the same materials seen at many different labels, but shown in a fresh yet classic way that has certainly kept my attention. [The Good Flock]