Welcome, Brooks England May 04 2013
Most of you may know Brooks from their bicycle saddles, they have quite the lineage. We're proud to include their bags in our product line up:
'The Brixton' Tote and Shoulder Bag
'The Pickwick' Backpack
"Over almost a century and a half, Brooks England has grown from a small workshop to a byword in quality craftsmanship. Back in 1865, John Boultbee Brooks left his hometown of Hinckley in Leicestershire with just £20 in his pocket.
He headed for Birmingham, where in 1866 he established a business in horse harnesses and general leather goods in Great Charles Street under the name JB Brooks & Co. In 1878, the unfortunate death of Mr Brooks’ horse led to a stroke of inspiration. Unable to afford another horse, he borrowed a bicycle in order to commute to work. He found the seat so uncomfortable that he vowed to do something about it.
On 28 October 1882, Mr Brooks filed his first saddle patent. Waddling cyclists everywhere rejoiced and the new product was a roaring success."All of the bags are exceptionally crafted in Italy and England. They are water resistant and thoughtfully designed.