D’emploi Roll-Top Backpack

Sturdy waxed canvas, chrome-oil tanned leather and deadstock duck camo


When companies sell on the “handmade” platform, few customers imagine the mindless assembly line that is quite often the reality. However, Brooklyn’s one-man workshop d’emploi is the real deal. Designer and craftsman Kyle Mosholder makes each piece from start to finish, so you know no corners are cut. And while this is no new news, d’emploi’s new backpack is. An update on the HHI Day Pack design—originally created for the now defunct Hammarhead Industries—the latest backpack boasts a six ounce chrome, oil-tanned leather-wrapped bottom with a single flap closure that can be rolled up or left as is.

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Other updates include lighter weight hardware, making the pack more wearable, and a deadstock duck hunter camo-lined interior—a definite selling point. The rare fabric will only exist long enough for Mosholder to make a limited number of bags, thus making these handmade bags even more interesting. Available starting today, the roll-top backpack can be found at d’emploi online.

Lead photo by Alan Tansey, studio shots courtesy of d’emploi