When Guccio Gucci was young he was an Italian immigrant hotel worker in Paris and then later in London. Gucci's inspiration came from the luxurious luggage he saw guests bring with them at the hotels he worked at. Before leaving London he visited the luggage manufacturer H.J. Cave & Sons who is cited by some as being the first luxury leather handbag maker. Upon returning to his place of birth in Florence Italy, he established a luggage and handbag shop in 1920 that sold fine leather goods with classic styling. The rest is history as Gucci became one of the mist iconic high-quality fashion brands of the 20th century.
One of the things we like most about Iconic bags and vintage luggage is that it's not only functional but it also displays well as home decor item when not in use. This specific example dates to the late 1970's and or early 1980's. This duffel has an awesome amount of patina only earned by a life on the road. The signature treated canvas is free from any tears or separation. The leather trimming and handles have a wonderful deep chocolate patina. The brass zipper with signature era specific gucci lock are in full functioning order. as pictures some of the leather trimmings have developed some cracks and separation but this does not affect the functionality of the bag as the zippers and lock keep the bag closed and tight. there is some minor stains in the bag from moisture. The bag retains its original shape and stands upright when placed on display.
Fill this bag with a weeks worth of cloths for next adventure and display this bag in your home when not in use as a conversation starter. Always classic and built to last this is a must for the man with style and the taste of adventure.