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We are fond of Connecticut and are fond of Ghurka—a bag-maker in the vintage British tradition based in The Nutmeg State. Our appreciation for the company has more to do with the look and quality of their wares than their whereabouts, however. The origin story goes that in the early 1970s, Founder Marley Hodgson, “fueled by his love of history and leather craft, bid to win on campaign gear once owned by a regimental officer of the British Ghurkas stationed in India during the early 1900s.”

The workmanship and quality of the leather inspired him to create work and travel gear accordingly. Here’s a look at some of that gear, where timeless construction meets modern needs. (That’s our fancy way of saying Ghurka makes iPad cases lined with fine shirting fabric.)

More looks in our gallery…

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