Carga industrial felt bag

The Bag Lady have featured this gorgeously functional satchel on their site today and I love it. The industrial felt looks cosy and austere at the same time and reminds me of artist Joseph Beuys who was obsessed with the stuff! Check out the Carga website which details the construction techniques and where you can buy it  for $175.

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Burton Bronze Backpack

With the metallic look being all the rage at the moment, why not branch out into bronze? If you’ve already got a pair of bronze trainers (who hasn’t?) then this Burton backpack would make a great companion piece.  Confusingly, Burton are a skateboard brand who are completely separate from the high street store of the same name. All you’ll need …

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Paul Smith East West bags

Paul Smith has grown quite accustomed to their ‘Mini on Waterloo Bridge’ design, firstly using it on their wallets and now using it on several bag designs. They’re all well designed so you need to choose according to your needs, rather than just picking the prettiest. They’re also unique enough to make a statement and stand you out as a …

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Seal Kay chocolate leather bag

While I have a wide array of man bags, I don’t have one that’s smart enough for the office. I’m sure other man bag aficionado’s have this problem and that’s why smart shoulder bag specialists Seal Kay are a god send. Their bags have a hint of ‘uptight-secondary-school-teacher’ about them whilst retaining its modern edge. This particular chocolate leather bag …

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Puma Edition shoulder bag

The problem with most man bags is that they’re too big. They’re good if you go shopping and don’t fancy carrying several small bags, but if you just want to carry a book, camera, ipod and some keys, then you’ll be left with a near-empty bag.  Puma have been having a renaissance of late, their bag collection is stylish and …

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Marks and Spencer weekend bag

Good weekend bags are a special find and this buckle front bag is a pretty snazzy affair. In a rich chocolatey brown it’s the perfect size for a short break and it’s sturdy enough to lug to a festival. With lots of pockets for maps, cds, or just to segregate dirty socks from the clean the bag is pretty good …

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Find something unique at Etsy

We love finding quirky things at Brandish, things that you can bet no one else will be wearing or carrying. That’s why we love Etsy, not only the preserve of all things twee, they also have some pretty cool I like this Jim Jarmusch and Tom Waits tee ($20), if you ever get caught in an argument about which person …

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The Barcelona laptop bag

The Barcelona Bag laptop bag is made from the finest leather and is a triumph in classic design. Obviously, with it being a laptop bag, it’s got modern twists and features that include a protected compartment to keep your laptop from harm, numerous inside pockets including special holders for your mobile phone, PDA, and MP3 player. It also features convenient, …

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Alexander McQueen’s Samsonite suitcase

Slightly morbid in an Ed Gein kinda way, but nonetheless awesome looking, this Alexander McQueen and Samsonite collaboration is part of the high-end Blacklabel range belonging to the bag maker.Obviously designed with the human skeletal system in mind, the Hero, as it has been dubbed, also features a spine detail. I’m not sure if the design actually helps to protect …

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Samsonite black label scope duffle bag

This bold and brassy bag certainly isn’t your average duffle bag. The Samsonite Black Label Scope Duffle Bag is designed by Marc Newson and comes in a terrific, easily-identifiable orange colour. The Samsonite features an expanded foam bottom shell, a middle zip that allows the bag to lay flat for easy packing, additional interior pockets, and a central zippered opening. …

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Monsoon weekend bag

Monsoon are really excelling themselves with their bags this season, they’re all pretty decently priced and look quite smart too. I like this large khaki holdall, the contrasting green and striped straps give it a casual chic. The muted tones will look good with most outfits and be suitable for anything from a short business trip, impromptu citybreak or stag …

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Katherine Hamnett ‘Choose Life’ travelcard wallet

Katharine Hamnett has teamed up with Oxfam to produce the Choose Life travelcard wallet, based on those horrendous slogan t-shirts she was famous for creating back in the 1980s. Thankfully, it looks great on a smaller scale on this limited edition wallet which will no doubt be much sought after… and once it’s gone, there are no more being made! …

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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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Oxio retro laptop bag

Check THIS out! Oxio have released these great retro laptop bags that look like they’ve just dropped off Planet 1967! These great bags are retailing at £64.99 and offer a great alternative to the plain black numbers usually seen carrying laptops around. To quote Oxio: "The Oxio RetroStriper looks like an extra from a 1960s movie which is by no …

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Retro festival chair

Seasoned festival goers will know that you really can’t rely on the weather during the British festival season. I have never taken a pair or wellies and always managed. The main thing that I’ve been troubled by is the lack of dry spaces to sit in. This is when I go green at the sight of people loafing on lovely …

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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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Ace tent for the festival season

Are you considering a jaunt to the countryside to get wrecked, get covered in muck and poo in hellish toilets? Oh, I forgot… and to watch some live bands too? Well, you might need a new tent. One great tent is this floral print two-man tent from Millets. This Eurohike Oriental Design Mix ‘N’ Match Flysheet tent lets you pick …

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Ted Baker Bag

What can you say about a bag? No really? It holds stuff and looks cool. End. So forgive me for the woolly fashiony stuff I’m about to say. This brilliant khaki Ted Baker bag features logo studs and buckles, and the ubiquitous adjustable strap. The multi pocketed design means you can… oh forget it! It looks ace! Buy it! It …

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