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Porter Tanker "Special Edition" Gold Boston Bag

€565,00 EUR

  • Special Edition “Gold” Boston Bag not sold in any other stores
  • Makes a wonderful Overnight bag for travel
  • Number of pockets:  Exterior: 1 / Interior: 3
  • The Nylon is light and easy to carry and very strong
  • Tanker is a cult piece that and you will start to get and give a nod of approval by fellow Porter fans
  • Hand-sewn by one craftsman to ensure that no errors are made
  • Porter bags are universally loved for their incredible attention to detail, craftsmanship and all the thought that goes into making pockets and attachments exactly where you need them

This special golden series was introduced as a limited edition for the traditional "TANKER" series. Same as the Tanker series, this series uses also an original fabric developed with the motif of the US Air Force flight jacket "MA-1".

An original fabric inspired by the MA-1 flight jackets of the U.S. Air Force. It has has been loved more than a quarter of a century, since its first release in 1983 and a best selling series. The Boston bag is made from three-layers of fabric, composed by nylon twill (front) + polyester cotton (intermediate layer) + nylon taffeta (back). The bonded material is light and soft, and is accentuated with the bright orange lining.

Details of MA-12 are also carefully adopted for all the parts. Both the black and sage green bodies are used to accompany the bright orange (or "rescue orange") lining. The coating of metal parts (zippers, hooks and carabiner-type hooks) are designed to age beautifully as you continue to use them. The aluminium fasteners and snap button style used for this model were also rare at the time. It was designed to peel off the paint slightly with use so that changes may appear naturally and the bag will age beautifully. 

At the time of series release in 1983, because the concept was, “Travel series of military taste with the motif of MA-1", duffel bags and shoulder bags were mainly developed. Originally, the colour was only sage green. Half a year later a black colour was added. Silver grey was announced in 2014. 

  • Padded Carry Handles
  • YKK Zip Closure
  • Logo Patch
  • Made in Japan

Outside: Nylon twill (bonding finish on polyester side)
Inside: Nylon taffeta
Number of pockets: Exterior: 1 / Interior: 3

Size: W55.5 x φ28.5 cm
Weight: 865g
Holds: 36 Litres

As a general rule, Porter asks that you never put their bags on the floor when you are not at home.

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  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

Japan-Best is first and foremost a story about Japanese craftsmen with the influence of contemporary design.

We are inspired by the timeless beauty of traditional Japanese craftsmanship, and their ability to adapt to our modern lifestyle. The more brands we meet, the more passionate we become about the stories behind each product; the skills of the craftsmen, or the long tradition of an object left unchanged for generations yet somehow remaining contemporary.

Japan-Best is a collection of Japanese brands, which we have selected for the originality of their design, the quality of their production, the fact that their production is “Made in Japan”, and the long history that they maintain, quite often for several generations.

Our Store in Paris:
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17 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
75003 Paris, France
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Bows & Arrows is a concept store selling a selection of contemporary Japanese lifestyle brands: 

  • A variety of Stationary brands and accessories chosen for style, quality, functionality, and design
  • Candles, incense, and fragrance for the home or workplace
  • Decorative Items and traditional dolls
  • Bath accessories and design soap
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  • Apparel selected for quality, comfort, and durability
  • A selection of Antiques found through Japanese antique dealers
  • A selection of Food that we have researched to find the best quality using organic or natural ingredients
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To make our selection, we travel to Japan several times per year and draw on the knowledge of our Japanese curator friends. We attend many trade shows to find new products in that are being produced. We also get inspiration from our connections among designers, craftsmen, artists, galleries, and workshops or small factories.

The store exclusively sells: 

  • Japanese brands
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The store receives new items from Japan, always changing, always bringing new surprises, and/or inviting new artists and craftsmen for special events.

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