Imperial Black & Colsen Keane: The new heirloom pieces Heritage items are thrown about more than a bit and when Imperial Black had designs on creating a true heirloom piece, worthy of their travels, the natural choice would have been to stick to Italy where the rest of their luxury goods are made. Instead, a chance encounter near Imperial Black’s stateside HQ in North Carolina landed them at the door of possibly the best smelling workshop in the world. Since then Imperial Black and the craftsmen at Colsen Keane have created new classics, and heirlooms ready for future generations to leave the mark of their travels. All hand made in the most time honored of ways. Some things really are worth waiting for…. Presenting the Minimalist Satchel. Ditch the ballistic nylon and burn the backpack. This is how to do business in an elegantly rugged manner.