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Ghurka No.2 Examiner - Dieworkwear posted some wonderful photos of vintage Ghurka brand bags (as well as Brady, Mulberry and others) today in his blog. This is my vintage Ghurka briefcase purchased in 1982. I used it daily until the early 90’s. The quality of the heavy twill fabric and leather is excellent. At that time, canvas and leather bags for men were rare in professional settings. Ghurka offered a distinctive masculine look that was sold only in the finest specialty men’s stores in the country and a handful of the top tier Nordstrom stores. The traditional Ghurka look fell a bit out of fashion in the 90’s when black ballistic nylon became the rage from companies like Tumi. The company was sold in 2003 and the new owners moved it in the direction of a fashion accessory company with production off-shore. Ghurka now has all-new owners who have brought manufacturing back to the USA and who appear to be building on the brands traditional designs and legacy. You can read more about Ghurka and see some excellent vintage pieces here.

Ghurka No.2 Examiner - Dieworkwear posted some wonderful photos of vintage Ghurka brand bags (as well as Brady, Mulberry and others) today in his blog. This is my vintage Ghurka briefcase purchased in 1982. I used it daily until the early 90’s. The quality of the heavy twill fabric and leather is excellent. At that time, canvas and leather bags for men were rare in professional settings. Ghurka offered a distinctive masculine look that was sold only in the finest specialty men’s stores in the country and a handful of the top tier Nordstrom stores. The traditional Ghurka look fell a bit out of fashion in the 90’s when black ballistic nylon became the rage from companies like Tumi. The company was sold in 2003 and the new owners moved it in the direction of a fashion accessory company with production off-shore. Ghurka now has all-new owners who have brought manufacturing back to the USA and who appear to be building on the brands traditional designs and legacy. You can read more about Ghurka and see some excellent vintage pieces here.

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