As stated in this Vouge article, "Hobo was first used to describe migrant workers in America at the end of the 19th century, who were essentially homeless and rode freight trains looking for work, carrying their belongings in a sack tied around a bindle stick. It’s this marker that fashion borrowed to describe a slouchy bag with a handle. According to Tony Thorne, a specialist in slang, jargon and cultural history at King’s College, the first hobo bag was created in 1936 and retailed for 35 cents."
Our Hobo style bags are the perfect slouchy, crossbody hobo bag and come in a variety of colors and materials, Paraffin Wax Canvas, Hybrid Waxed Canvas, Bees Waxed Twill and Bees Waxed Canvas. The Paraffin Waxed Canvas makes this design lighter and more slouch than the Bees Waxed Canvas.
We also use various leathers such as Oil Tan leather to protect the base, for leather accents at the strap connectors and for the straps themselves.
I also us 'Hybrid' Waxed Canvas which provides equal weather protection and performance to the Classic Wax but with a dry hand feel. Unlike the ‘Classic Wax’ finishes that have the waxy/oily hand feel and craze/pull-up effect, the Hybrid articles feel dry to the touch and do not have craze/pull-up effects when handling.