GEAR | Seil Marschall
I'm not sure how popular the heritage movement is in Germany, but here's one label that is really impressive to me. A family business since 1896, and only in its fourth generation currently, Seil Marschall still believes in one basic tenet: Our best machines are still our hands. With a great selection of canvas luggage, backpacks, totes, jackets and boots, and all sorts of household products (like cushion brushes!), Seil Marschall definitely sets itself apart in the modern retail landscape. Although their website design leaves something to be desired (ok, a lot), its antiquated feel is somewhat endearing and consistent with their traditional manufacturing processes. I spotted one of these bags last month at Guideboat Co. in Mill Valley, outside of San Francisco, and I have to say, they are even better looking in high definition.