We asked our leather guy to make us a "subtle, imperfect tote." No further instructions. Four days, a few tequilas and two cigars later he came back with the Hobo Tote. So imperfect, so perfect, we almost kept it.
The bag is made from 3 ounce domestic roughout leather (think suede), 18x18x4 inches. It is unlined and has an inside pocket. Top belting leather was used for the handles and closure, and solid brass hardware combined with industrial-strength thread hold it all together. It is strong but surprisingly light. The small bag that comes with it is made from the same material using the same techniques. It is embellished with handmade felt patch, sewn to the front.