A stylish men’s leather weekend bag is a must for any gent. Meet the Gote; the luxury bag of choice handcrafted with sustainable vegetable-tanned goat leather.
Nothing ruins a dapper look like a knackered old bag bursting at the seams. We might not think we need anything bigger than our briefcase for one night or two, but in reality, men are just as heavy packers as the ladies in our lives.
Meet the weekender bag. The answer to staying stylish and stress-free on your travels. Whether you’re heading off for a mini-break with the Mrs, or want to impress the boss on a business trip, a sophisticated weekend bag is an absolute must.
But how to choose the perfect bag? Here at Billy Tannery, we’re passionate about crafting accessories that last a lifetime. Using sustainably sourced leather, we produce goods that are as timeless in style as they are durable.
Introducing the Gote - our best selling men’s leather weekend bag
The Gote is our beloved leather tote bag. In the office, out for lunch, travelling across Europe - this all-round bag has you covered in any scenario. Since it’s conception back in 2016, the Gote is a unisex design that remains one of our most popular products to date.
Style from day to overnight
When creating our Gote weekender bag, we made sure to include enough compartments to suit the modern man. A padded slip pocket is specifically designed to hold up to a 15” laptop. Whilst two internal and one external pockets provide ample space for your overnight belongings.
What makes the Gote one of our best selling products is its versatility. Mixing practicality with sophistication, this smart leather weekend bag for men (and women) is a timeless investment. Pick from three classic colours including chestnut brown, traditional black or a deep forest green.
Two straps bridle leather straps come with the Gote. One, a short handle for grab and go use. The other, a detachable shoulder strap, perfect for hands free travel.
Shop responsibility with sustainable leather
Billy Tannery was born from the discovery that thousands of goat hides were being thrown away by the UK food industry. We set out to find a renewable solution, opening a small-batch tannery in the Midlands to turn leftover by-product into beautiful, bark-tanned leather.
Every product at Billy Tannery is crafted using our sustainable goat leather, an environmentally friendly solution to material that often circles the globe leaving a heavy carbon footprint. Instead, each piece can be traced back to the farm. We partner with ethical goat meat supplier, Cabrito, to ensure that no hide is wasted.
What’s more, we use natural bark extracts to ensure 90% of the water used in our tanning process is recycled. The rest of our waste is also completely biodegradable, whether composted or used within the grasslands surrounding our tannery.
One of a kind craftsmanship made in the UK
Like all Billy Tannery bags, our Gote leather weekender is proudly made in Britain from material to end product.
The bag starts its journey in our very own microtannery. Much like a microbrewery, we create high-quality small batches, ensuring each piece is of the utmost quality. Each hide is vegetable-tanned, resulting in a rich, characterful leather that ages beautifully over time.
The hides are then handed over to family-run company, Blenkinsop Leathers who give our leather a finishing touch of wax and gloss for optimum durability. Each bag is finally made in small batches of ten by our expert leather craftsman in Somerset and Leicestershire. Here we use heavy cotton linings from Manchester’s oldest textile company, as well as solid brass fittings.
By supporting an independent British brand, you can stand out from the crowd with a high-quality unique piece. Not only are each of our signature goat leather bags original due to each hide’s individual markings - we also guarantee a lifetime of repairs too.
Shop the Gote or discover more men’s leather weekend bags at Billy Tannery.