Dunhill has made the ultimate travel set, drawn from its heritage

Comprising a tote bag, backpack, key case and more, Dunhill’s ’1893 Harness’ leather collection looks back to the British heritage brand’s roots in equestrianism as it turns 130

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‘1893 Harness’ tote bag, £2,195, by Dunhill
(Image credit: Photography by Neil Godwin at Future Studios for Wallpaper*, fashion by Jason Hughes)

A new collection of leather goods from Dunhill takes the British luxury house back 130 years to its roots as a saddlery business on London’s Euston Road. Titled the ‘1893 Harness’ collection – a reference to the year Alfred Dunhill inherited the business from his father, transforming it in the years that followed into a purveyor of accessories for the burgeoning motor car industry – the various pieces feature motifs reminiscent of horse bridlery and equestrian harnesses. Case in point: a sleek fine-grain calfskin tote bag with a bridle-style dual handle and double-bridged buckle, the former gently stamped with the house logo.   

Dunhill ‘1893 Harness’ collection

A Dunhill bag on concrete floor

‘1893 Harness’ tote bag, £2,195, by Dunhill

(Image credit: Neil Godwin at Future Studios for Wallpaper*, fashion by Jason Hughes)

An array of other softly tactile leather accessories sit alongside the tote – a messenger bag, belt, backpack, wallet, pouch and key and business card cases, among others – all featuring similar equestrian-inspired motifs and a simple proposition for a catch-all travel set for your next onward journey. After all, Dunhill is rooted in forward movement – whether by horse, car, or the multitude of modes of transport which have come in the founder’s wake, the house has been outfitting the contemporary adventurer since its beginnings. As such, the ‘1893 Harness’ collection is a symbolic union of the British stalwart’s past and present – Dunhill’s rich heritage, reimagined for the international traveller of today.

The ‘1893 Harness’ collection is available from dunhill.com

A version of this story appears in the June Travel Issue of Wallpaper*, available on international newsstands now in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple News +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.

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