Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray founded Billykirk (the name is a shortened version of William Kirkland, Kirk’s full name) in 1999 after stumbling upon an old leather watchstrap in a Los Angeles thrift store. It was love at first sight. The designers apprenticed with a third-generation craftsman to learn the techniques they now use to produce their exquisite leather and canvas belts, wallets, bags, briefcases, rucksacks, and, of course, watchstraps. East Coast-based since 2005, Billykirk now employs Amish artisans in rural Pennsylvania who use traditional leatherworking methods to turn high-quality domestic and Italian hides into functional yet fashionable bags and belts.
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Don't call it a man bag. It's a bag, man, and every guy needs a go-to carry-all for those bigger items you can't stuff into your pockets. We've got the cure for what ails you with a slew of modern, stylish bags that you won't mind schlepping to and from work. From classic Filson briefcases to John Varvatos messenger bags to Louis Vuitton laptop carriers, these bags are a perfect example of function meeting fashion.
It’s a bag, man — not a man bag. If you agree with that sentiment, you’ll appreciate the wares in this collection. From classic Filson and Jack Spade briefcases to plaited leather pieces from Bottega Veneta, they’re a case study in the power of function plus fashion.