Hunker Bag Company

January 14, 2016
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Denton and Alicia Hunker.

Denton Hunker, the drummer of Green River Ordinance, was on the lookout for a durable, yet stylish bag to use while on the road. When he didn’t come across any products that would keep up with his touring lifestyle, he decided to take matters into his own hands. Turns out, not only is Hunker a rock star on stage, but also on the sewing machine. After a few years of making bags for himself, he felt it only made sense to make the products he loved for other people to enjoy them as well. Thus began Hunker Bag Co.

Originally from Mesquite, TX, Hunker now calls Nashville, TN home.  He learned his craftsmanship from his grandmother who taught him on a 1950s sewing machine. “Shirts never fit quite right when I was young,” he explains. “But with the help of my grandma I learned how to take them in."

Each bag is made to order, by Denton, with the utmost care and precision using top grain leather, Martexin waxed canvas, all brass hardware and branded with the Hunker logo and while he’s upgraded to a 1970s machine, he still utilizes the techniques he learned from his grandmother. Hunker’s mission is to create superior products that people are proud to carry. “I believe that a good bag does two things,” says Hunker.  “It holds and protects your personal possessions and takes you on an adventure every day.”

You can find a selection of Denton's bags at White's Mercantile in 12 South, or visit his website for the full array of leather goods.

Photo 1: Perfect bag for summer travels near and afar.
Photo 2: Available in rich cognac or sophisticated black leather, Hunker's "Wilkerson Brief" is all you need for a day at the office.
Photo 1: "The Broadway" is a mix between a classic tote and a bucket bag made from leather with brass hardware.
Photo 2: Perfect for a day out at the farmers market, this tote made from natural canvas and leather reps Music City while being sturdy enough for all your veggies.
Article from Edible Nashville at http://ediblenashville.ediblecommunities.com/shop/hunker-bag-company
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