Though we’ve featured Billykirk’s Schoolboy Satchel in the past, we’re really liking this slate finish. The deep blue shell is different than anything we’ve seen in recent memory as it has some vintage appeal but doesn’t lack functionality. It’s made from vegetable tanned leather that will wear to perfection and comes with plenty of essential pockets to keep things safe and organized.
Stone Island teamed up with Ortlieb to create their “Drybags” line of duffels, messengers, and backpacks. The bags are waterproof, airtight, and buoyant. To prove this claim they gave the bags to filmmakers Lele Saveri and Giulia Mari, and what came about is a simple yet quirky video highlighting what makes Drybags so special.
We spotted this trio of backpacks a few months back at (capsule) and the final product is looking great. The shell’s made from water repellent fabric and also features two side pockets as well as leather straps to round out the details.
The Japanese label has been gaining plenty of traction here in the states and it’s primarily accredited to the team’s work ethic and consistency throughout.
The popular menswear shop UNIONMADE is making big moves as they have opened another location in Santa Monica. While their San Francisco home base still remains, this second location shows that there’s no end in sight for the growth of quality menswear retailers.
Though we’ve highlighted a few different rucksacks as of late, we’ve admired Ally Capellino’s work for quite sometime and pin this piece among her best. Its comes in a light-colored waved canvas shell and heavy bridle leather buckles, adjustable straps and a chunky leather handle that really stands out.
If you’ve ever been interested in bespoke tailoring, nothing beats the tailors at London’s historical Savile Row. Most of us may not be able to make a trip over the pond to pursue this but what if they could come to you? Gieves & Hawkes at No 1 Savile Row are turning this dream into a reality with three trunk shows for 2011 with visits spanning across Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. For reference sake, Gieves & Hawkes has some elite clientele including Bill Clinton, David Beckham, and one-half of the current Royal Wedding, Prince William.
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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.
Moleskine has a long history of producing some of the best journals and notebooks on the market and recently they decided to expand their storied collection to include bags and cases. The Travelling Collection features a messenger bag, briefcase, backpack, totes, and cases with many of Moleskines trademark notebook features, such as elastic closure straps and “In case of loss” tags. All of the bags and cases have semi-hard, soft-to-touch bases to maintain their shape and stand upright on their own. Add-on pouches can be purchased in various sizes and attach to the lining using Velcro straps.
The Travelling Collection can be found on Moleskine’s online store as well as select retailers worldwide.