Designed for the battlefield, these vintage military deadstock fabrics now see a different kind of action: as stylish, functional bags for dudes that won’t have folks questioning your manhood. The outfit responsible for these rough-and-tumble getups? Farm Tactics, a Los Angeles-based label that rescues rare military textiles from the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s and hews them into totes, satchels, backpacks, and hip bags by hand.

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IN FIGHTING SHAPE

From the Tool Bag made from duck-canvas conveyor belts and military webbing (great for carrying around old vinyl records) to the Field Backpack composed of a ’60s Dutch military bag and a ’40s gas-mask bag (perfect for cyclists), each limited-edition, one-of-a-kind piece “looks to the past to create the future,” according to designer Kyle Ng.

Each limited-edition bag “looks to the past to create the future,” says designer Kyle Ng.

The Band of Brothers aficionado will dig the Spare Parts Bag, a wallet/tool roll hybrid stitched together from a ’50s U.S. military spare parts bag and ’60s German hardware.

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