J.J. Martin launched La DoubleJ in 2015, 14 years after moving to Milan to pursue her career in journalism. She combines the spirituality and optimism of her native California and the street-smart strategy of New York with the ultimate refinement of Italy’s culture and style. That’s why working with VALEXTRA has been an easy choice for the California native, who has adopted Milan as her home for the last 19 years. "Valextra is one of those totally solid, shining and beautiful, classic Italian brands that exude understated elegance, incredible craftsmanship and outrageous quality," says J.J. Martin. Choosing to work with the Tric Trac bag also came naturally to her. "It doesn’t look like any bag that would be designed today, but at the same time it’s so modern, with terrific lines. It’s the most unique of all of the handbags that VALEXTRA makes and I love the way we have applied a 1970’s print to the leather using traditional and intarsia techniques."
Conceived as a small and discreet accessory with a quintessentially Milanese male clientele in mind, the Tric-Trac wrist bag became a man’s must have piece in the swinging sixties, and until now remains a contemporary yet multi- functional symbol of avant-garde style. Created in 1968 by the Valextra’s founder, Giovanni Fontana, the Tric Trac takes its name from the original geometric opening snap that is made with a very special processing that exploits the natural stiffness of the leather obtained by the particular tanning "Punch" snap closure.
SIZE: 17 (L) x 13 (H) x 9 (W) cm
COLORS: Marasca, Dark Blue, Cobalt, Smokey blue
WEIGHT: 0.3 kg
Leather: signature Valextra "martellato" calfskin
Features a zip compartment with jotter pad
Interior lining in leather and silver hardware.
The signature "Costa" lacquered ink piping has been hand applied several times to the sheared edges and buffed to finish the piece.
Monogramming service available upon request
Inside, a monogrammed serial number identifies the Artisan who has overseen the creation process rendering each Valextra a unique piece
Made in Italy