Johnnie Walker Blue Label, has partnered with world championship golfer Greg Norman to create a collection of men’s bags. The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Venturer is handmade by the Bill Amberg Studio from calfskin, and is limited to only 331 bags. The bag contains a suit compartment, shirt pocket, a detachable leather carrier, a hip flask with leather trim and …
Spotted previously on the odd hipster about town, the vintage briefcase is definitely having a moment. On a recent journey from Soho back to Shoreditch, these battered but much prized bags were definitely evident on the street.
Knitwear and accessories are the shining stars of the River Island Menswear collection, they’ve got a great range of chunky cardigans, arran-style jumpers and we love the rocket cardie below!
Shopper bags make a nice alternative to the rucksack, and Carhartt canvas bag from Asos (£48) combines utilitarian simplicity with interesting details. A glut of pockets is a terrible thing on trousers but on a bag it’s pretty useful, and the black straps and zip neatly punctuate the colour.
Paul Hamill describes himself as “student, stylist, blogger, writer and retail assistant”, we invited him to give us his picks for this summer and he came good with a selection of staples that will make a good addition to any man’s wardrobe:
Currently gracing all the best mens glossies is the Mulberry ad for the Eliot Tote bag. It’s rare for a particular model to be touted as the equivalent of a male ‘It’ bag but I guess Mulberry are applying a trusted formula here.
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How could we have missed the boat on this one? We heralded the age of the ‘medge’ aka the male wedge and we all witnessed the explosion of guyliner, manscara and what have you but somehow the ‘mlutch’ evaded us.
As the lovely chap in our Yay or Nay heels debate demonstrated there is a burgeoning trend for men to co-opt traditionally female fashion status markers like heels and bags.
I have to admit that despite being a lover of high-fashion millinery from the likes of Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, I just can’t wear hats. They look truly horrific on me.
But the whole Brandish team is currently infatuated with an item that looks set to take off in the coming months (of snow and cold.)
The Kris Van Assche show was bound to attract some of the fash-pack’s best-dressing men and with the help of The Sartorialist, we need not fly to Paris to savour the front-row fashion savoir-faire.
Now is the best time for a late summer break before autumn really kicks in and Fred Perry’s vintage style bag is just the right size for a quick getaway.
Cotton bags are ubiquitous, every man and his dog now has a promotional tote with the most obscure logo and dubious green credentials.
For those of you who haven’t yet got yourself a small everyday bag French Connection’s army bag is perfect. I the way ripstop looks techy and the dark duck egg blue colour contrasts nicely with the khaki suede bottom.
Andrew Marr’s Glastonbury festival style tickled Rachael’s fashion bones [Fur Coat, No Knickers]
Cotton bags are becoming so ubiquitous these days I’m on the brink of cutting all mine up into strips and weaving them into some sort of über-tote.
Whilst leather bags are great and all, there’s just something very un-summery about them. The material is pretty heavy and doesn’t cope with hot weather very well. Canvas, on the other hand, is a lighter material and copes much better in the sun. If you’ve been trying to complete a couple of looks, then look no further this Penfield oxon bag.
Topman have a half price sale on so now’s the time to nab yourself some summer bargains. Their check shirt we featured as part of our Chris Taylor madras shirt picks is down to £18 and the geo print polo shirt will perk up your wardrobe in no time.
Hey colleague Will, you want better looking, more identifiable luggage? What about this big canvas bag from Wood Wood? It’s distinctive, it’s roomy and it’s the last word in hip.
Menswear magician Stuart Vevers has pulled another trick out of the bag (no pun intended!) The Brynmore (left) is a stunning piece that combines a classic style with incredible design to make a piece that all men will be proud to BRANDISH (this is a worrying habit).
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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