London-based footwear brand Pointer teamed up with traditional Japanese bag and accessory company Porter to design a small collection of heritage-inspired bags. The spring/summer 2011 collaboration includes a backpack, a travel shoe bag, and a wallet.

The backpack is a remake of an original Porter work bag from the late 1940’s in heavyweight canvases of peacoat and tan to compliment the popular Pointer Taylor color way, antique brass metal trims and original Porter orange safety lining in order to find things easy in the dark. The travel shoe bag is a small tote that is perfectly dimensioned to fit your shoes inside, made out of heavyweight canvas. The Velcro wallet completes the trio in the same canvas color range with a key chain and an antique brass clasp.

Porter is a product of Yoshida & Co Ltd. founded in 1935 by Kichizo Yoshida who started his passion as a hand-sewing craftsman. Since then, Porter bags have been produced in Japan under the motto “every passion into the stitch”. Pointer was established in 2004 with the aim of making simple, well-designed casual shoes. In the past, Pointer has already collaborated with Anderson, one of the leading belt manufacturers from Italy, British brand Baracuta, best known for the G9 Harrington Jacket, the online retailer Frontlineshop, or high fashion brand Comme des Garcons.