We’ve been hearing plenty of beefs lately when at shops and around clubs that these post war saddle bags leave a lot to be desired, that the leather is not what it used to be and the actual shape is somewhat on the bulky side. It would seem the average rider is not too madly in love with the military type saddle bags now being manufactured in both black and tan leather, and at that the leather is definitely below par, not due to the manufacturers’ fault but the leather shortage. Well, we finally found the answer. for those hard to please riders, and if this saddle bag deal doesn’t stop them cold, nothing else will. William “Bill” Duff down Cleveland, Tennessee-way has come out with a dream of a design in hand tooled tan leather-really terrific; they resemble the good old pre-war Harley and Indian saddle bags, are made of prime cowhide and can take a beating, can be stuffed full on a tour and yet will remain in good shape, thanks to being made of “sound” leather. The artwork is really “good goods.” In connection with the saddle bags there is the recovering of your deluxe buddy-seat or deluxe solo in the same leather with a skirting of hand tooled leather . . . the set is expensive, that we admit, but we also admit that the average rider would give his eye teeth for a set if he is at all interested in having a snappy motorcycle. These super-deluxe saddle bags and saddle sets are not recommended for the rider who wants a motor with a minimum of accessories, but to those riders who have their pride and joy in tip-top shape and keep it that way, one of Bill’s kits will really appeal. Yes, Bill rides a motorcycle and managed to dream these hand tooled saddle bags and saddle outfits up when in the Army; we think he did a good job.