Troubadour in Colour

“Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.” – Pierre Bonnard

As a team, a lot of our design process is driven by thoughts and discussions of functionality. We aim to strike the perfect balance between the aesthetic and the practical, and to understand how the two can influence each other. 

When it came to designing the new Troubadour collection, our love of detail and design took the next logical step, and we decided to introduce our products to the wonderful world of colour. Often neglected by some in favour of other aspects of the design process, we strongly believe colour is as central to design as the shape, size, and quality of each component. 

Colour Leather Dyes for Troubadour Leather

In true Troubadour fashion, a lot of thought went into the design process. We’ve received more than one funny look when sharing our views on how function drives the colours that we decided to introduce into our core line.

We consciously avoided some colours that look appealing at first glance, because ultimately they do not create products that are as functional as what we want to produce. We feel so strongly about this, that we have chosen only two new colour introductions out of hundreds tested – a brown and a navy blue.

Italy, red leather dye

Troubadour leather is barrel-dyed, whereby the leather is immersed in a barrel for several days, allowing the colour to permeate the entire hide. This process ensures the depth and richness of colour will age beautifully.

All of our products are lovingly handcrafted and the colour of the leather will take a journey with you along with the rest of the bag. Its character will grow over the years as the product becomes uniquely yours. Just as the craftsmanship of the stitching is important to the wear of the bag over time, so is the quality of the barrel-dyed leather colour. 

We have spent many months working with our talented friends at Conceria 800 and La Bretagna to get these colours just right, and are so proud of the end result.

Men's day bag - blue leather - gym bag - classy, professional

Together we are thrilled to introduce Troubadour products in stunning Navy and Brown - we couldn’t be happier with them, and we’re sure you’ll love them too!

Classy men's weekend bag - brown leather