Top Five: weekend bags

Chances are after this atrocious Bank Holiday weekend you’re dying to get away somewhere where the weather doesn’t taunt you mercilessly. If you need some travel inspiration and tips check out Lost Weekend, our new travel blog for men. We’ve picked out five great bags that will keep you looking stylish whilst lugging around the essentials for a much-needed break. …

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Cool Analog Belt

Unless you’re a girl, over sized and conspicuous belt buckles are pretty naff. You only have to think of a particular design and the label that its lumbered with to feel all cringey and jelly-like.  An American eagle means you’re a Hell’s Angel. A skull and you’re a goth. Any band names makes you fourteen. MOSCHINO in large, dimante letters: …

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Retro birds courier bag

As a human of the lady persuasion I love things with little birds on, and this bag is no exception. Managing to combine sweet little retro birds with good pocket skills this vintage style courier bag nevertheless manages to look quite, well, manly. it is a woman’s bag but don’t let that stop you, I think it’s a lot better …

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Paul Smith paisley dressing gown

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying myself a paisley smoking jacket for a while now. I fancy the idea of strutting ’round my house and smoking a pipe and coupling up a paisley smoker with a cravat or something. Well, with perfect timing, Paul Smith have designed this killer paisley dressing gown which can either be seen as …

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Vintage silk scarf

More psychedelic goings on here with this smart paisley silk scarf. The silk scarf is perfect for those of you who fancy yourself as a bit of a dandy… but not only that… for the more macho bloke, this scarf is also very mod-esque. Coupled with a sharp tailored suit, you can strut peacock style down to the paper shop …

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Pink embroidered silk tie

So, you’ve checked the floral shirts and retro gear out. What about those of you who aren’t brave enough to go the whole hog and get decked out in flowers? Well, one way of brightening up a plain shirt is with an exciting tie, and this Debenhams effort is a great paisley number that exudes retro cool. Going for a …

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Topman 50′s sunglasses

The weather has been a bit patchy of late… but we have to stay optimistic that the sun will come out with his hat on (hip hip hip hooray). With that, we can’t go around squinting because that would make us look mightily unattractive wouldn’t it? To give the bog standard aviators a swerve, you might prefer to go a …

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Cassette tape wallet

I think I’m the only person in the world who still has any tapes, admittedly making compilations for friends is so much easier with cds but I used love carrying around my chunky walkman and rewinding the tapes with biros or pencils

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Retro Karhu Bag

Whilst browsing for a neat new bag, I stumbled across this great little Karhu bag. Karhu are a Finnish sports company who have had a great line in retro trainers and apparel, this being one of the stand-out products. This Karhu Originals shoe bag was originally a golf shoe bag from the 1980s, but it has returned in with a …

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