New York City is known for lots of things, from great restaurants to fancy hotels and an increasingly large selection of finely groomed beards. It's also known for small-batch craftsmanship, and companies like TM1985 are keeping that tradition alive. Founded by former Ralph Lauren art-director-turned-maker Tielor McBride, the brand makes long-lasting bags and accessories using locally sourced materials. From waxed canvas to solid brass hardware, the materials are found in the USA and handmade in NYC. The result is beautiful products like the Earhart Shoulder Bag.
Named after and inspired by Amelia herself, the Earhart Shoulder Bag is pretty much the only thing you need for leaving town to seek adventure. The construction is absolutely top-notch, and the design is pared-down for easy packing: there’s simply a large main compartment plus a duffel clip closure. The adjustable shoulder strap makes carrying the bag a breeze and allows for multiple configurations, and the waxed canvas bottom keeps your gear protected from the elements, whether you're on the ground or soaring through the skies.