Atelier de l'Armée has released a perfectly rustic Fall 2012 Lookbook. Their handcrafted and one of a kind bags transport you to an era of simplicity and canvas tents. Is it just me of does the lookbook make you think of Hemingway?
Even though the collection focuses on men, I could see myself carrying their bags. I like the idea of infusing a little raw simplicity into every day city life.
"For the love of the old, the worn, the rusted, the faded, the stained and the patched.
Atelier de l'Armée is a company that offers an environment where beautiful collectable items are brought together and presented for a reintroduction to the world.
Our collection consists of two things.
Our heritage clothing is a carefully selected mix of rare handpicked second hand items and most are collectables. Some have been customized, other have been adjusted, but most are untouched. All are denim related or inspired by vintage workwear and military clothes.
Our bags are all hand crafted from nothing but recycled materials in our small workshop in Amsterdam. These, mostly, military materials have retained their strength and aged beautifully over time. Since they were designed to survive a war they can surely handle the concrete jungle of modern day society in their new forms.
In general we can say that all items that pass through our hands will leave us as pieces of art. You will either wear or carry our products with pride or frame them on your wall like a new painting. "