Kurtis Paul is a Manchester based fashion brand that specialise in luxury men’s bags and accessories. The brand was established by me and my brother, Lloyd, in 2015. We had the dream of creating unique and sophisticated products, specifically designed for ‘the modern gentleman’. Our ambition came from the frustration we encountered when we took to the market to purchase luggage, finding that at one end of the market you had the designers where the majority of the price tag was for the label, and at the other you had the high street bags that lacked in quality. Following this we made it our mission to produce high quality products, using only the best materials at a reasonable price. Following the success of our leather bags and accessories we felt it was only right to add a canvas collection which we are delighted to say we have now launched.
To start off we have our Columbus backpack, this takes a conventional style however we have added a twist. We started with the classic rucksack design and began by removing the side pockets. We wanted to de-clutter the bag and inject a quirky sophistication. The front pocket was enlarged to counteract the clean sides and an overhanging top flap was added. A soft brown leather logo was carefully chosen to complement the luxury canvas and brushed brass features were added to finish off this classy design. This bag is perfect for exploring and when easy transportation is a must.
Next we have the Arnold duffle bag. With this we wanted to create a stylish holdall, a bag which would complement the user. We kept the design simple, removed all bulky pockets to create a clean design. Subtle style has been added through the use of bold, brushed brass fixtures, detachable handles and a sleek leather logo patch. An understated side pocket was added for easy access to frequently used items. The inside has been kept clean and clutter free, allowing you to maximise space. A single, large pocket has been added to the inside to keep valuables separate from the main content. At the heart of this bag was the desire to create a holdall which would be comfortable in a variety of settings, easily transferable between work and the gym.
Finally we have the Donald drawstring bag. We love the idea of a simple bag with one large compartment and a single strap but found that the market is filled with lower end drawstring bags. Our goal was to build a bag which had a much higher level of style, and we believe we have accomplished this. The drawstring bag is ideal when items need to be transported with ease and access to them is quick and stress free. For example this bag makes a great beach bag, towels, sun cream, drinks and other items can be placed inside the large central hold. The bag has been styled in a cylinder shape with a large opening at one end and a piece of cotton rope by which the bag is pulled closed. Creating this bag with pockets wouldn’t have added any benefit, so with that in mind we kept the inside clean and added additional reinforcement to the bottom of the bag to ensure it could hold the weight. The shoulder strap has been built from the same thick canvas as the bag itself and double layered to provide as much comfort as possible. Following the same design principles as the rest of the collection it was given the brass clips and brown leather logo patch. To inject an additional layer of style a large KP logo has been printed on the front. We are hoping to inject style back into the drawstring bag as we believe their simple design give them versatility to adapt too many uses.