Troubadour was launched in 2011 by former London financiers, Samuel Bail and Abel Samet. Like many of their friends, the pair struggled to find a functional and aesthetically pleasing bag that would be just as appropriate for business meetings, as it would going to the gym after work, or travelling with friends on the weekend. They wanted something which combined the craftsmanship of top fashion houses, with a more functional design and understated, modern aesthetic for men. Unable to find it, they decided to create ‘the ideal bag’ for themselves, which led to an eighteen month odyssey across Europe, visiting leather tanneries, manufacturers, and artisans to find the best materials and people. They did, and Troubadour was born.