An excellent alternative to a backpack is a rucksack. Rugged and spacious, rucksacks serve a guy well whether on a hike or on campus. Head Porter has a superb option for anyone looking to go above and beyond the norm in their LX Rucksack. Made of high density nylon taffeta, it has a drawstring top with leather strap closures, a zippered front pocket, and a zippered interior pocket. Head Porter is known not only for their style, but also their superior construction so it is sure to last.
There are many good tote bags on the market, but the Chester Wallace Tote is a great pickup. Made of a waxed cotton body and waterproof nylon base, it is prepared to handle the elements as well as what ever you may throw in it. They are all made in Portland, OR and come in six different colors. An excellent choice this spring, rain or shine.
Stussy & Co., the brainchild of the Stussy Los Angeles chapter, recently teamed up with Canadian bag maker Herschel Supply Co. to drop a pair of bags each in the same colorway. We’re digging the end result, as the Settlement and Village styles chosen for this project are extremely functional and durable as well.
Amsterdam’s Tenue de Nimes highlights some of their recent, including this knapsack bag from LVC. It features some vintage appeal and comes in a beige cotton canvas shell with vintage brown leather details and straps. The distressed buckles and natural rope closure makes this pieces extremely unique but definitely one I personally wouldn’t mind having in my arsenal.
From WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie comes their Heathrow Messenger bag in a brown organic cotton shell and tan cowhide leather trim. It features several internal pockerts, a single external pocket and an adjustable detachable strap.
Property Of… drops another solid collection with their S/S 2011 lineup, giving us all the bag styles we’ve seen from the travel goods maker in the past and then some. The details are immense as always and the construction is nothing short of amazing. Properties Of… utilizes an array of fabrics and for the warmer months ahead, expect to see waxcloth in lighter shades and vegetable tanned leather in contrasting colors to fine-tune the details.
The Spring/Summer 2011 collection from Property Of… is available now through their website.
The fine folks at Killspencer just launched their Weekender 2.0 collection, which features a well-crafted weekend bag in four different material options. The four shells are Original Wax, Korean War Era, Desert Sand and Repurposed Olive Drab.
As always, these pieces are made-to-order in Killspencer’s Los Angeles Workshop.
Herschel Supply Co. created this lookbook video showcasing the brand’s Settlement Bag. The backpack’s pretty legit as it comes in a few different shells like gray and red with gold zipper detailing.
Wm. J. Mills & Co. gives us an in depth look at their entire bag lineup from their Stonewashed Vintage Series. The bags featured are all their standard offerings such as the Jitney Cargo bag and Sag Harbour duffle but feature this unique stonewash finish. The washing gives an aged look to the canvas and the hot wash, causes the fabric to pucker at the seams due to shrinkage. Check out the collection in its entirety below.