The aptly named Leather Collection from Jack & Mulligan is a decided step up from your standard everyday carry. Out of that collection, the Welles Backpack in particular fits the definition of what the brand calls a backpack “for the grown-up set,” and it’s not hard to see why.
The backpack builds off the brand’s work elevating everyday staples like dopp kits and weekender bags, and it does so handsomely. Rich in color and crafted with a refined touch missing from many a pack out on the city streets, it’s handmade in the U.S.A out of full grain calf skin leather. It’s got enough room to hold a 15″ laptop, and interior zipper and patch pockets should provide ample space to stow your everyday carry. It’s the exceedingly rare backpack that would complement, not detract from, a fine topcoat or a sturdy peacoat. And with padded shoulder straps and a padded back panel, it’ll wear comfortably and fit right in wherever your travels take you. – $365