Billingham is Billingham: A photographer’s icon. Most of us have at least one Billingham bag and it is more than likely to be in the traditional khaki colour of the old fisherman’s carry-all. Yet Billingham has been pretty adventurous with alternative colours, from black to burgundy, to sage green. None of them, however, has succeeded in supplanting khaki in my preference. Until now.
Today Billingham introduces a new colour, and it will be a permanent fixture in the catalogue. A new colour is indeed a big event for this traditional manufacture from England’s Black Country. And navy blue just happens to be my favourite shade, so I can see at least one Hadley Small Pro in my future.
I am delighted to find this new hue infiltrating five of the most popular lines. In all instances, the navy blue canvas will be teamed with chocolate leather and brass, in time-honoured Billingham fashion. And the even better news is that all the bags will be the same price as other colours in the lineup.
At least one of my acquaintances (who shall remain anonymous, but he’s receiving treatment) has a Billingham in every available colour. It’s almost a bag for every day of the week. So he will now be sorely tempted and the credit card will be overheating. I can’t say I am that dedicated, but I really can’t resist navy blue.
What about you? Are you a fan of blue? Or do you hate it? Will you be sending your old khaki Hadley Pro to Oxfam? Comments welcome below…
The new navy blue colour is available in the:
- Airline Stowaway
- Hadley Digital
- Hadley Small Pro
- Hadley Pro 2020
- Hadley One
- Thomas Briefcase
In addition, the AVEA 7 and AVEA 8 end pockets will be available in the same blue to match the bags.