GET TO KNOW THE MAN WITH THE RAINBOW HAIR!

Many native New Yorkers have heard of Cycle Hawk however, for those who do not. Who is Kevin Bolger? I am a Queens native and have lived in the 5 boros for most of my life. I started working as a bike messenger in 1992 and apparently never looked back haha.  Started Cyclehawk in 2007,… […]

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Craft Beer is most definitely Rising

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Craft beer is seriously hot stuff right now. The last few years have seen the rise of craft beer throughout the UK with new breweries opening regularly. The UK has a history soaked with beer but this new surge is seeing the old aged drink being revived and resuscitated into produce that at times is […]

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Forever Records- Talking All Things Vinyl

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We popped down to Cobden Chambers to visit Joey of Forever Records. Joey has been part of the Nottingham record scene for many years. We talked history, new stuff and all things vinyl.   So Joey, tell us a bit about yourself? Well my love for vinyl started with me doing work experience in a record […]

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ALLEYCATS FILM feat. MANHATTAN PORTAGE

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Alleycats, directed by Ian Bonhote, is presented as a “high octane, action/ thriller set in London against the back drop of the cut-throat world of illegal bike racing“. The story centres around a group of city bike couriers, including Eleanor Tomlinson of Poldark. It begins with an unfortunate insight into what appears to be a murder […]

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Alleycats, directed by Ian Bonhote, is presented as a “high octane, action/ thriller set in London against the back drop of the cut-throat world of illegal bike racing“.

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The story centres around a group of city bike couriers, including Eleanor Tomlinson of Poldark. It begins with an unfortunate insight into what appears to be a murder mixed up in the political world, leading to a fast paced, thrill ride through two very different sides of London life.alleycats1

The film offers a glimpse of the life of a bike courier, the speed, the danger and the races.

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Manhattan Portage were asked to provide courier bags and drawstrings for the main characters and supporting cast to wear. The heritage of the brand, its roots in the New York courier scene, made our brand and this film a perfect pairing.

The bags can be seen throughout the film, with the red drawstrings being used in a big race scene, a key part of the film.alleycats4

Alleycats promised an exciting, fast paced film about the lesser known world of an Alleycat, they delivered and we are very proud to have been part of it.

 

Available for download  here

Available on DVD now.

Want a courier bag? Check out these classics.

Or shop the Empire Lite Backpack as seen in the film!

 

A huge thank you to the Alleycats team for getting us involved…. #messlife #messfam

 

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