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Isaburo Rucksack

June 25, 2007

Isaburo is a boutique Japanese leather goods maker that applies century-old craftsmanship to modern design. Isaburo was established in 1889, and is headquartered at a small but pristine venue in Tokyo’s exclusive Minami-Aoyama fashion district, around the corner from Herzog & de Meuron‘s famous Prada “Bubble-shaped” store.Isaburo’s City123 rucksack is the ideal, exclusive accessory for downtown Manhattan. It has taste without emphasis on brand, and an urban style without trying too hard.

The City123 has a hard PVC shell that is covered in custom leather. The bag can be configured as a backpack, as a messenger bag, or as an attaché. There is one internal pocket, one subpocket, and one strap that can hold a notebook in place. (The ideal configuration depends on the notebook in question.)Isaburo’s showroom doesn’t carry stock, rather dozens of sample leather from which to choose, and every City123 is custom-made to order in about a one-month span. But Dynamism has worked with Isaburo to pre-make some of the most popular configurations and colors. So, you can choose from an on-hand version or choose your own leather. Three types of leather are available: smooth, textured, or imprint. (Please note all City123 bags are special order, so we cannot accept returns.)