Jack Bee Collins Leather Messenger Bag

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Jack Bee epitomises Melbourne culture with its iconic hipster and vintage style bags. Named after Melbourne Icons, these bags are designed to be practical and stylish. The Collins Leather Messenger Bag...

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Jack Bee epitomises Melbourne culture with its iconic hipster and vintage style bags.

Named after Melbourne Icons, these bags are designed to be practical and stylish.

The Collins Leather Messenger Bag merges a classic look with practicality and style. Made from Crazy horse leather, this durable bag is perfect for the budding entrepreneur, the hipster uni student or a gift for dad.

What is crazy horse leather?

Crazy horse leather doesn’t actually come from horses. They usually are made of cowhide leather. The name was given because this type of leather is popular with horse saddles. Saddleback and Distressed leather are also common terms used to describe crazy horse leather. The leather has been treated to look and feel aged while retaining its toughness. The more you use it, the better it looks.


  • Colour: Chocolate brown
  • Material: Crazy horse leather
  • Zip / Buckles: Chrome
  • Branding: Embossed logo (front bottom right)
  • Lining: Canvas, navy with white dots
  • Storage: Suitable for a 13-inch laptop with sleeve, with stationary storage. Rear zip storage.
  • Strap: Single carry handle and shoulder strap
  • Dimensions: 40x12x32cm

Leather Product Care:

How to Care for Leather goods.

Leather is a classic material. Durable, stylish, and tough, a good piece of leather should last you a lifetime. However, like most things, you need to show your leather some love. The better you maintain your leather the longer it will last and the better it will look. It’s a special kind of material that you can’t just throw in the wash, so it’s important to understand how to maintain it.

Maintaining Your Leather

  1. Keep leather items out of the sun. The sun will dry the leather out and cause it to become brittle. Once your leather has become brittle it will become to crack and deteriorate.
  2. Keep the items in a cool, dry place when not in use. Mildew can deteriorate leather if it is allowed to grow on it. Don’t leave your items in a humid or wet basement – this could promote the growth of mildew. Don’t keep your leather in plastic either. Removing all air supply from the leather is bad for the material.
  3. Keep leather away from abrasives that can scuff or cut it. Once the leather has been damaged, there is no way to repair it. Keep in mind that you can only prevent this to a degree, so don’t obsess over it. Try not to leave your leather on a gravel driveway, for example. However, throughout the lifespan of your leather something is bound to happen to it. Many people enjoy the look of worn leather and think it brings the material to life. You also should avoid letting your leather get stretched out. For example, if you stuff a leather
    wallet too full it won’t go back to its normal size afterward. If you want sleek, new-looking leather you should avoid stretching it.
  4. Add moisture to your leather. If you find that your leather is starting to dry out or crack it may be time to moisturize the material. Buy a leather dressing or a leather cream. There are a number of oils and waxes that can help you reduce the cracks and dryness in your leather. Add leather dressing intermittently. Even if you haven’t used your leather item for many years, don’t just keep it stored in a glass display case. You need to dress the leather periodically.

Cleaning Your Leather

  1. Keep the leather clean. Try to brush your leather down with a damp cloth at least once a week. If you are diligent about doing a quick clean of your leather then you won’t have to worry about deep cleaning later on, which is much more difficult. If dirt particles get into the leather they can cause serious abrasion from the inside.
  2. Use a damp cloth. Start by brushing off any dirt or grime from the leather with your hand, then switch to a damp cloth.
  3. Do not use any soaps or cleansers. These types of chemicals can remove the natural oils in the leather used to preserve the material. Chemical soaps will cause the leather to dry out, crack, and begin to deteriorate. Stick with water.
  4. Dry your leather slowly. For example, if you have a leather motorcycle jacket and you are forced to drive in the rain you may have to live with it being wet for a little while. You shouldn’t put your leather by a fire, out in the sun, or near a heater to dry it off like you would with cotton or cloth. Dry your leather at room temperature by letting it sit.