He sat directly across from me in the terminal. Our flight to Atlanta was delayed for the second time while crews de-iced the plane and looked into what someone said were apparently “maintenance issues.” But he appeared much more interested in the sparrows flying around the inside of the Denver International Airport than the plane lined up and waiting outside. He was impeccably dressed - polished boots, pressed dungarees, ranger belt, and quite possibly the flannel shirt God had in mind when he created flannel. Even in the frustration of our second delay, his face registered a composure I envied. Unless he was a really good bluff, he seemed a man entirely at ease.
Beside him was a dark brown leather briefcase only a man like him would carry. It was traditional yet rugged, sturdy but stylish, western without being rodeo queen. It was obviously handcrafted with well-stitched pockets and sufficient space for a laptop, books, notepads — anything today’s traveler would require. Equally obvious was the durably constructed top grain leather, a cowhide that ages well over time, the kind that ends up telling a good story. It was a rugged briefcase for a rugged man, a man who hates delays as much as the rest of us, but knows in those situations that if the sparrows are being taken care of, so will he.
I promised myself that when I got back to Denver I would design a brown leather briefcase like his and make it available. But once I got started, I couldn’t stop. The result is our Denver Collection – an offering of everything from briefcases to messengers to duffel bags and travel wallets. In the spirit of that man and his bag, the Denver Collection is more than ready to accompany you on any adventure whether everything’s on schedule, or not.