Collection Guide AW18

Since the launch of our first canvas bags in 2008, the Fabric Collection has evolved from four basic canvas styles, to become a broad and outstanding collection of unique contemporary men’s bags designed for the style-savvy quality-conscious consumer, meeting every need of the modern traveller with sleek cardholders to meticulously crafted travel bags.

The Fabric Collection combines classic design virtues and sophistication with Mismo’s flair for detail and modern functionality. The range features both professional and everyday bags, crafted from premium Italian fabrics, selected for their unrivalled technical qualities and tactile sensibilities.

The collection is available in a select range of classic and exclusive seasonal colours. Constantly seeking to define the essence of masculine elegance, the fabrics range from plain-woven canvas to heavy-duty ballistic nylon and are always paired with Mismo’s customised hardwearing full-grain leather trim accessorised with either solid brass or gunmetal hardware.

New models are launched seasonally so the collection is always stylishly current. The collection is split into three sub-collections APPEARANCE, LEGACY & EXPRESSION divided by the fabrics’ technical capabilities.

Ever present in the most stylish way. An elegant assortment of carefully selected bags and accessories for the modern professional and avid traveller. Classic colour combinations in an enduring mix of hard-woven waterproof Italian nylon and exclusive seasonal developments paired with sturdy, custom developed vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather.

Navy/Dark brown

Mismo offers a myriad of shades although hard-woven, waterproof navy nylon paired with dark brown bridle leather trim is perhaps the ultimate classic – and it’s easy to understand why. This timeless combination oozes sophisticated elegance and is destined to seamlessly blend with almost any outfit. The fabric is waterproof by nature and certain to maintain its clean and stylish appearance for years.

Fabric composition: PA 42% CO 38% PU 20% - 826 gr/rm
Fabric description: Hard-woven nylon (waterproof)
Leather trim: Dark brown - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish protection
Lining: Navy - 100% cotton

Concrete/Cuoio

Same trusted article as our navy nylon. The concrete grey-toned nylon in combination with cuoio bridle leather is the enlightened choice for individuals seeking a little more diversity and flair, but who still favour architectural precision in their personal styling. The combination is offered in a curated selection of styles in which the tan bridle leather ensures a rich patina as the leather gently ages with grace.

Fabric composition: PA 42% CO 38% PU 20% - 826 gr/rm
Fabric description: Hard-woven nylon (waterproof)
Leather trim: Cuoio - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish protection
Lining: Grey - 100% cotton

Appear Jacquard/Dark brown

The Appear Jacquard is a custom developed cotton and polyester jacquard-woven fabric with splendid sartorial qualities. Uniquely designed by Mismo and developed in collaboration with Limonta, the diagonal weave presents four different interpretations of the classic houndstooth pattern. The graphical qualities of the pattern are inarguable, with the cotton yarn acting as the grey background and the navy polyester yarn providing the elevated pattern that gives the fabric a 3-dimensional feel. The Appear Jacquard fabric comes paired with our Dark Brown bridle leather and brass accessories, providing a natural link to our favoured Navy/Dark Brown combination.

Fabric composition: PA 8% CO 50% PU 20% - 770 gr/rm
Fabric description: Jacquard woven cotton & polyester
Leather trim: Dark brown - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish protection
Lining: Navy - 100% cotton

To many people the true legacy of Mismo is a cotton canvas bag. When launching the first fabric bags in 2008, we used a particular tight-woven cotton canvas article, a feature that helped bring Mismo bags to international attention at renown fashion and concept stores, such as Dover Street Market, Colette and 10 Corso Como. The premium canvas fabric was originally developed for the Italian military, underlining the durability and aesthetics of this fine and tight-woven canvas.

After a four-year hiatus from canvas during which we explored the technical capabilities of other materials, the original cotton canvas line was reintroduced in the Spring 2017. We have set the scene for a line of bags that will stylishly accompany you as you navigate through life, whether casually dressed for urban exploration or for adventures at remote retreats in nature’s great outdoors.

Army/Dark brown

A mainstay of the Mismo collection, the army cotton canvas paired with dark brown bridle leather was the first color combination launched when we introduced bags combining fabric and leather back in 2008. The army color and the tactility of the cotton canvas evoke English aristocracy and wildlife hunting, and the fabric’s water-repellent coating helps create a luxurious patina over time. Casual yet sophisticated, the army cotton canvas with its earthy tones of grey, green and brown is a true wardrobe staple.

Composition: CO 94% PU 4% PC 2% - 709 gr/rm
Fabric description: Tight-woven cotton canvas
Leather trim: Dark brown - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish coating
Lining: Brown - 100% cotton lining

Midnight/Cuoio

A cotton canvas featured in that deep navy blue hue that only the Italians seem to get right. It exudes tactility and sartorial elegance and is a most welcomed treat to the permanent collection. As with all our fabrics it has undergone a water repellent treatment that makes it reject immediate stains and liquids. Combined with cuoio bridle leather for a casual sense of chic as well as solid brass hardware and navy lining.

Composition: CO 94% PU 4% PC 2% - 709 gr/rm
Fabric description: Tight-woven cotton canvas
Leather trim: Cuoio - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish coating
Lining: Navy - 100% cotton lining

Khaki/Black

Khaki canvas paired with black bridle leather is a combination that keeps growing on us. The earthly tones of the khaki canvas with a hint of green and brown paired with raven black bridle leather create a masculine yet very classic contrast, drawing references to vintage army uniforms. Beautifully held together by the gold lustre of the solid brass accessories.

Composition: CO 94% PU 4% PC 2% - 709 gr/rm
Fabric description: Tight-woven cotton canvas
Leather trim: Black - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish coating
Lining: Brown - 100% cotton lining

Coal/Black

The Coal canvas is a well-tested fabric that we have used several times before. Forest Night and Ocean Blue from previous collections may ring a bell for some. Set on a cotton warp and nylon weft, the fabric offers the better of two worlds: the tactility of the cotton and the durability of the nylon. Add to that a soft backing, which gives the fabric the perfect weight to ensure a strong and natural draping. The hue has great depth and won’t fade much over time due to the nylon. We believe this is the ideal black fabric for luggage and will be surprised if it doesn’t become a true classic. We at least intend to keep it. Paired with black bridle leather and solid brass accessories, Coal canvas is ready to enjoy a permanent standing in the Legacy collection.

Composition: PA 47% PL 20% CO 20% PC 6% PU 7% - 812 gr/rm
Fabric description: Cotton & nylon blended canvas
Leather trim: Black - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish coating
Lining: Brown - 100% cotton

Cheyenne/Black

One of our most elegant and powerful fabric developments to date. Echoing traditional Cheyenne patterns, the weaving and colours are equally inspired by Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns which were set in the late 19th century – around the time the century-old wall tapestry was created which forms the base of the design. Discovered in Limonta’s archives three years ago, we have refined and reworked the tapestry pattern, which although dominated by a lightening motif invests real star quality in its herringbone weaving designed with various nuances of brown and green. We’ve paired the fabric with black full-grain bridle leather for a sharp and modern look and trimmed it with the solid brass accessories the Legacy Collection prescribes.

Composition: PL 40% CO 50% PU 10%- 785 gr/rm
Fabric description: Cotton jacquard
Leather trim: Black - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Solid brass with varnish coating
Lining: Brown - 100% cotton

As we continue to hop across the globe in a most emphatic fashion, what way better to salute our increasingly connected lifestyles, then by adding a casual hint of movement. Whether tucked away in your gym locker, or en-route from your atelier, these styles, surely pack a punch. The collection promises sporty, technical fabrics and intriguing seasonal developments. Playful, understatedly chic yet ready to perform, each of them celebrates that most valuable good in life: true freedom!

Black/Black

Ever since we introduced this sultry combination, it has become a true Mismo classic. Drawing inspiration from the black beaches at the South Coast of Iceland, this nylon is designed for heavy-duty wear and will stand up to nearly any test. Constructed from ballistic nylon – so-called for its tight basket weave and high tenacity – it is slightly thicker and heavier than our other fabrics and is characterized by extreme durability. Waterproof by nature.

Composition: PA 64% PL 19% PU 17% - 862 gr/rm
Fabric description: Heavy-duty nylon (waterproof)
Leather trim: Black - Vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Gunmetal - solid brass
Lining: Grey - 100% cotton lining

Moonlight blue/Black

The lightweight Moonlight blue nylon fabric gives way to a sporty and flexible feel. A thin laminated layered nylon with foam in between gives this smooth fabric a wavy surface and ultra-light composition, making it easy to carry around all day. Highly versatile products, signature black bridle leather paired with gunmetal hardware serving as detailing throughout Naturally, it also offers a most remarkable protection against any weather type. The choice of this particular nylon confidently assures the bags’ durability.

Composition: PA 47% PL 46% PU 7% - 373 gr/rm
Fabric description: Double-bonded lightweight nylon
Leather trim: Black - vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Gunmetal - solid brass
Lining: Grey - 100% cotton // Moonlight blue – 100% nylon

Beluga/Black

A continuation of our focus on lightweight, durable nylon materials. It subtly frames the greener shades of the Nordic oceans, juxtaposed here by our clean-cut black bridle leather. This fabric gives way to a sporty and flexible feel.

Composition: PA 47% PL 46% PU 7% - 373 gr/rm
Fabric description: Double-bonded lightweight nylon
Leather trim: Black - vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Gunmetal - solid brass
Lining: Grey - 100% cotton // Beluga - 100% nylon

Golden Camel/Black

Same fabric and flavour as the lightweight moonlight-blue staple. The camel colour with its golden shades of brown and green offers a sporty interpretation of the earthy tones found throughout our collections. The fabric beautifully accompanies the more soft-toned yet sporty products of the collection with signature black bridle leather and gunmetal hardware serving as detailing throughout.

Composition: PA 47% PL 46% PU 7% - 373 gr/rm
Fabric description: Double-bonded lightweight nylon
Leather trim: Black - vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Gunmetal - solid brass
Lining: Grey - 100% cotton // Golden Camel – 100% nylon

Camo Jacquard/Black

Too good for one season only the Camo jacquard nylon is a carry-over over from the Spring/Summer 18 Collection. Exclusively developed by Mismo in collaboration with Limonta the design of the fabric takes its inspiration from the water surface of a pool on a hot summer day where sunlight is reflected in the small ripples of the water. The nylon yarns used for the jacquard weaving provide a unique merge of sporty looks and sartorial feel, presenting different weaving techniques within the fabric that looks to be ever expanding. The fabric is built on the same recipe as our moonlight blue fluffy nylon, bonded to an equally thin nylon article with foam in between to give it a light and airy feel. The Camo colour is paired with signature black bridle leather trims, and gun-metal accessories.

Composition: PA 73% PUR 7% PES 20% - 421 gr/rm
Fabric description: Double-bonded jacquard nylon
Leather trim: Black - vegetable tanned full-grain bridle leather
Hardware: Gunmetal - solid brass
Lining: Grey - 100% cotton // Golden Camel – 100% nylon

The Full-Grain Leather Collection expresses Mismo’s uncompromising approach to design, uniting classical refinement with timeless design and purposeful details in the most natural leathers available – the Full-Grain leather. The collection features select understated styles handcrafted in one of our three custom developed full-grain leather qualities: Smooth full-grain, Textured full-grain or Bridle leather. Rich in expression, tactile and effortlessly functional. Whether brand-new or lovingly used for years, a Mismo full-grain leather bag or wallet will always be distinctive and unique.

Textured full-grain leather

The Textured Full-Grain Leather is a recent addition to the collection. It seamlessly fits in, along our existing repository of natural materials and full-grain leathers. Soft and richly textured, this leather has been shrunk during its natural tanning process to accentuate the original veins of the hide. This unique surface is featured together with Mismo’s trademark full-grain bridle leather, or on their own, to create a unique expression. The Textured Full-Grain Leather pays homage to the art of tanning, as well as saluting the craft infused heritage of true leather artistry. All Textured Full-Grain Leather styles feature sturdy brass closures, adding onto the leather’s singular look and feel. Each piece carries a personal signature of durable elegance.

Colors available: Black & Tabac
Accessories: Solid Brass with varnish protection
Zippers: Handpolished YKK Excella
Lining: Mismo off-white/anthracite striped lining

Bridle leather

The bridle leather must be both strong and durable, required to last for 10 or more years of use in any weather condition. Originally designed for use in bridles a rider’s life literally depends on the leather not failing unexpectedly. Principally used as main trimmings for the Fabric Collection, the full-grain bridle leather used in Mismo products is custom-developed in Turkey. It is simply the best leather available for our purposes. We require rich depth of colour and the leather must age well and be free of natural imperfections that weaken the structure. Once the skin has been tanned, a colour finish to our own exact specifications is applied for a smoother, deeper and more refined look.

Colors available: Black, Dark brown & Cuoio (Tabac)
Accessories: Solid Brass with varnish protection
Zippers: Handpolished YKK Excella

Smooth full-grain leather

Launched in 2006, the Smooth Full-Grain leather was developed with the desire to create a range of personal luxury bags & accessories with a sense of sophistication and raw elegance. The leather is vegetable tanned, using only the finest hides; the leather has been subjected to only a minimum of chemical processes to leave it exceptionally smooth and natural in look and feel. Over time, the leather will develop a rich and lustrous patina.

Colors available: Black, Dark brown, Tabac and Natural
Accessories: ZAMAK, hooks & buckles in galvanized brass
Zippers: Handpolished YKK Excella
Lining: Mismo off-white/anthracite striped lining