In The Buff, Pure Leather Bag Collection by Thomas Bates


GREENLAND, NH. (August 23, 2013) — Thomas Bates introduces the Tb Red Line ‘In the Buff’ pure and simple leather bag collection. Natural, full grain leathers are used inside and out in simple styles that are designed for the urban lifestyle.

The In the Buff collection of six bags include totes, messenger, and crossbody styles using leathers that are tanned with natural vegetable dyes in saddle brown, cognac, black or brown. Each style is a simple design with bare naked, leather interiors. Simple lined zipper pockets or ID holders are a few of the basic added features. Pure, natural and quality construction is exhibited throughout the collection. 

A highlight model is the Sunderland Messenger, a go-to, anything bag featuring a classic design, luxurious leather exterior and a bare-naked leather interior — no lining, no extra fillers. The bag (14”W, 9”H, 2”D) is ideal for men and women for carrying tablets, small laptops, or just about anything. The Sunderland, features a 1-1/2” adjustable leather shoulder strap, a snap closure front flap and a zippered interior pocket organizer. The bag is available in saddle brown, cognac, and black.

Two other options for messenger bags include the Cleveland (11.5”W, 9.5”H, 2”D) and the Durango (13”W, 10.5”H, 2.5”D), both with magnetic flap closures, a leather cell phone pocket and two interior zip pockets. An added feature of the Durango is two exterior zip pockets, four pen slots, and a divided interior.

Staying true to the collection of unlined, bare-naked interiors the collection features two totes. The Gravely (15”W, 12”H, 6”D) features a companion zip pouch and adjustable handles, and the Haley (13”W, 14”H, 4.5”D) features an exterior zip pocket, an interior stash pocket and rolled leather handles.

The Wilkes (14”W, 13.5”H, 1.5”D) is a unique crossbody bag designed for the individual who likes to be organized. The bag features three zip pockets, one with an ID slot, and an adjustable should strap.

The ‘In the Buff’ collection is hand-crafted in Indonesia to the specifications of Thomas Bates and are available at $225 each. Thomas Bates first introduced the Tb Red Line collection of finer leather belts, bags and accessories in January 2013 with product made in the U.S. and imported. Thomas Bates is available on-line at

 Sunderland Messenger Bag

Sunderland Messenger Bag