The Flat Head Deerskin x HorseHide Shoulder Bags

November 20, 2016

The Flat Head Deerskin x HorseHide Shoulder Bags

When it comes to leather goods from The Flat Head, they are the king.They continue to improve their products each season, making them better and better. They always amaze us with their dedication to their craft. Earlier this year we teased this Deerskin x HorseHide Shoulder Bag, showing off its beautifully aged characteristics and serious construction. Now we offer this masterpiece in our stores!

This bag is an amazing example of Flat Head's superior attention to detail, design, materials and construction. It can take up to 8 months for the most skilled artisans to complete these bags, not including the time it takes to tan and colour the leather!  The tanning process of the horsehide and deerskin is very time consuming, taking two months for the initial vegetable tan. After this step it takes another month for the colour dye process. The initial appearance of the bag is quite rich in colour and has a soft matte sheen. After use the deerskin will become even softer and build up a brilliant shine! The horsehide sections will gain very unique character, becoming darker in some areas and brighter in others! The rich textures of deerskin and horsehide compliment each other perfectly!

The craftsmen need the utmost attention to complete these bags. Many areas of the bag are specially hand sewn, in order to achieve maximum strength and elegance. These smalls details add significant difficulty and time to the construction process.

The two way design of this bag is very functional and extremely comfortable. The handles and shoulder strap are very comfortable and steady. The bag itself is very lightweight, weighing in less than one kilogram, making it perfect for everyday use without any fatigue. There is plenty of space for your belongings, the design of the internal pockets and compartments is very space efficient. Even with many items inside, the appearance of the bag still holds it sleek shape.

To truely appreciate this piece you must see it in person. Those who are looking for a truly functional, high end bag... look no further this is the bag for you! 

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How We Measure

Pants and Shorts


With the major buttoned up (i.e. the top button) open the jeans and lay them flat, like shown. Measure from the front where the major button closes to the back belt loop. Double this measurement to find the waist measurement.

The way we measure the waist is different from the 'Side to Side' technique. If you are used to the 'side to side' technique you can roughly roughly downsize by 1 inch.

For example, 'side to side' measurement for The Flat Head 3002 waist is 28inch and using our method measures at 29.25inch.

Front Rise:

With the jeans lying flat measure from the crotch bar tack to the top of the waistband. 

Back Rise:

Spread out the crotch so the bar tack is visible, then measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.


One inch down from the crotch, measure flat across to the other side.


Flatten the leg and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the leg hem. 

Leg Openning:

Measure straight across the hem from side to side.





Lay flat then measure from the shoulder's edge to the other shoulder's edge.


Lay shirt flat and measure from pit to pit.

Sleeve length:

With the sleeve flat measure from the shoulder to the cuff.

Arm hole openning:

Measure from the shoulder down to the pitt.

Vertical length:

With the shirt facing down, Measure from below the collar to the bottom hem.