Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Royal College of Brooks

brookshero.jpg

Often when fashion brands collaborate with design schools, they do it for all the wrong reasons – to harness ideas on the cheap and to gain some free and easy publicity. And, usually, it shows. So it’s refreshing when news emerges of a collaboration that not only makes sense for the student and the brand, but also you, the customer.

The Royal College Of Art’s collaboration with Brooks, the British saddle and bike accessory brand, is that sort of dream pairing. Graduate student Amos Field Reid not only came up with a functional and aesthetically pleasing idea in moulded leather bags but also made Brooks develop its manufacturing process.

The bags were produced in Brooks’ factory in Smethwick using the same machinery and techniques employed to make its classic leather saddles.

Based on the width of a Brooks saddle, the bags can be attached to bikes through the saddle loops, the frame or the handlebar, or worn on a belt, or as a shoulder bag. Sold in three different sizes, based on as many saddles, the bag is simple in its design and clever in its function. In essence, it’s a perfect partnership.

From £125, available at B1866, 36 Earlham Street, London

Related

mode.jpg

MODE returns

adidas1.jpg

adidas Originals MCN Promodel

LH-1.jpg

Racing Car Bags

hero_backpack_232.jpg

A (cyclist's) bag for life

PradaHero.jpg

The best laptop bags

prada.jpg

Prada bowling bag

Comments

More

Vans' new Christmas collection proves beyond doubt that Santa is real

Christmas skulls and ho ho ho laces is all we want to wake up to on December 25

by Jamie Carson
02 Dec 2016

"She's not my image," Tom Ford refused to dress Melania Trump

Apparently his clothes are too expensive for a First Lady to wear - OOOOOH BURN!

by Jamie Carson
01 Dec 2016

12 alternative Christmas jumpers

Who knew Slayer and Donald Trump would make good festive knitwear?

by Jamie Carson
01 Dec 2016

The 15 Coolest Watches For Under £100

Time to get your Christmas shopping sorted

30 Nov 2016

14 coats and jackets to get you ready for the arctic blast

Don't worry, nobody is freezing to death - yet

by Jamie Carson
29 Nov 2016

Football scarves: winter’s biggest accessory trend

Tame the cold evenings with these terrace-inspired beauties

by Jamie Carson
29 Nov 2016

Trainer of the Day: Size? x adidas Gazelle GTX 'London'

They look like a lovely postbox

by Sam Diss
28 Nov 2016

Watch Wes Anderson directed H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody

Could this BE any more Wes Anderson?

by Emily Badiozzaman
28 Nov 2016

Alternative music t-shirts you won't see anyone else wearing

How else are they supposed to spot you from the crowd?

by Jamie Carson
25 Nov 2016

10 of the best looks from Oli Sykes' new Drop Dead collection

The Bring Me The Horizon frontman nails it in the new campaign

by Jamie Carson
25 Nov 2016