Vintage Heavy Bag
The “Gentleman’s” Sport.
Boxing was a bit of a free-for-all before John Graham Chambers, a British-born, Cambridge-educated journalist and sportsman, drew up a few rules. Endorsed by the Ninth Marquess of Queensbury in 1867, these rules allowed sophisticates to reconcile attending a sport in which combatants brutalized each other.
Over a century later, boxing is better known for its strategy and technique (a direct result of the said rules). However, at the end of the day, what excites us most is the ability to throw or take a punch. We can help with the former.
This vintage-inspired heavy bag is the real deal: made of durable cowhide with professional-grade stitching, brass rivets, rings, and chains for hanging.
If you cannot find a spot for it in the gym or garage (or even if you can), I suggest hanging it in the office. It’s a ruggedly handsome conversation piece, the kind of bespoke bag you’d have found in England in the 1920s and 1930s. Secondly, since most frustrations occur in the office, you’ll have an efficiently positioned outlet. When you hold meetings, this bag will make quite a direct statement, far more effective than your golf clubs or piddly tennis racket. If you are a woman and own this ensemble, your statement, similar to Dietrich’s (yes, she boxed), will have even further reach.
Vintage Heavy Bag (No. 5689). 100% heavy-duty cowhide. Dashing dark umber color. 35 1/2” tall, 13 1/2” bottom diameter. The bag comes unfilled. We, as well as boxing trainers, recommend recycled rubber mulch, but sand, rice, rags, or boxing pellets also work. All are easy to find. To clean, simply (and only) wipe with warm water and dry immediately. Imported.