Thursday 1st October 2020
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A good saddlebag is hard to find

Not so hard to find if you’re willing to spend, say, $900. Or if you don’t mind designers taking great liberties with the notion of what, exactly, a saddlebag is. But if you’re looking for one with a very traditional shape and no unnecessary hardware, and that comes in a color found in nature, and that’s pretty well-made, you might be looking a while. I do like this one from Maison Scotch, though, and the price isn’t battypants.


This J Crew number will run you a bit more, but it could not be a more classic shape. Truly—cliches aside—one of those bags you’ll own forever. In addition to which: it’s impossibly rare to find bags  with exactly no hardware, which is a look I love, and when you do they’re usually somebody by super-fancy and truly cost a fortune.

Posted on September 25th, 2012 10 Comments

10 Responses

  1. carmencatalina says:

    Why do I like the one that truly costs a fortune the best? Sigh.

  2. Kim West says:

    You are right, a very good bag is hard to find now. I love this classy bag. It is simple yet you know the function is really good!

  3. Ashley says:

    Coach’s Classic line also has a pretty great saddle bag silhouette in the Patricia. Their City Bag is also timeless, but has more detailing and hardware.

  4. Sarah says:

    I have J W Hulme’s Legacy Shoulder bag and just love it.

  5. c.w. says:

    I love the look of the J. Crew bag, but not the color. J.W. Hulme bag is lovely!

  6. Cathleen says:

    Classic bag, no unnecessary hardware, normal colors, well-made?

    I think this is what you want…
    or this one:

    Disclaimer: no affiliation with Libaire, other than satisfied owner of multple bags.

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