Welcome to Steurer & Jacoby fine leather and waxed canvas market bags.
Made from hand-selected American tanned hides & premium waxed cotton duck canvas, these market bags are perfect for going to the club, shopping, on a short get-away or on an outdoor adventure.
Waxed canvas one of the oldest materials in the world and still used today, is a rare example of a fabric invention withstanding the test of time. Originating in Scotland, waxed canvas was created by rubbing linseed oil onto clothing. The result was a durable fabric that repelled water. The water repelling fabric rose in popularity by providing waterproof clothing to sailors at a time when the waterways ruled the world. The coated canvas was widely used for maritime purposes because, not only was it waterproof, but it was durable and light. The waterproof attribute of the fabric also made waxed canvas the fabric of choice for clothing the British Armed Forces during WWII resulting in Britain having the only military with waterproof clothing!
Today, wax is not rubbed onto canvas but instead is produced with the oil imbedded into the canvas fibers, allowing the material to truly age gracefully. Creations using waxed canvas are endless raging from outdoor camping gear to luggage and bag material and even clothing and shoes.
Our leather is sourced domestically from the finest tanneries in Kentucky and Tennessee with the cotton duck canvas finished in New Jersey. Truly totally made in America.
Steurer & Jacoby is a small batch custom craft business and they take pride in each piece they create. They are located in a small shop in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, with only a few dedicated and talented folks that cut and sew each piece that is produced, providing style and quality that will provide years of service.
As with any handcrafted quality item, all of the Steurer & Jacoby products require time to ensure quality, and while some styles may be available immediately, others may require two to three weeks or more, longer at the holiday season. We want you to have your bag just as much as you do, so please be patient and order early.
Steurer & Jacoby, yours to be enjoyed for many years
Though some products may ship quickly, due to the handcrafted nature of our products, please allow 2-3 weeks for order fulfillment.
AT HOME IN KENTUCKY
- Reinforced handles
- Interior zipper pocket
- Exterior easy access pocket
Measures: 14″H x 6″D x 16″W