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Luggage, Luggage & Travel

Herring Shoes reveal luxury leather luggage line

By Gerald Lynch on December 3rd, 2012

British heritage brand Herring Shoes may be better known for their fine footwear,  but their latest range of men’s luggage shows their eye for dressing the sophisticated gent goes beyond classy boots and brogues.

Comprised of the Coombe Briefcase, Washbourne Wash Bag, Lucknam Courier, Buckland Small Holdall, Bovey Large Holdall and Rhinefield Leather Care Kit, Herrineg’s usual attention to detail is on show, with the entire range made from high quality soft brown grain leather. We’re particularly taken with the Lucknam Courier bag and its two-tone strap.

Available now, they’ll make perfect Christmas presents or useful gifts for yourself ahead of a winter break.

Scroll down for a closer look at choice cuts from the range, as well as pricing.

Bovey holdall - £160

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Polo Ralph Lauren Highland Khaki Messenger Bag: A style injection for your boring papers

By Gerald Lynch on November 15th, 2012

Your paper documents may be boring, but you can at least pretend your working life is a little more stylish and sophisticated if you’re pulling them out of this Polo Ralph Lauren Highland Khaki Messenger bag.

Perfect for the everyday commute, it features brass fastening buckles and leather straps on a modest khaki fabric. Three pockets (a large stud-fastened rear pocket and two front-facing smaller pockets beneath the fold) offer ample space to pop your valuables, while a removable, adjustable shoulder strap lets you  hang the bag to your comfort.

A nicely-sized main compartment features a single leather-trimmed zip pocket, letting you pop your loose bits and pieces  safely away, while subtle embossed Polo Ralph Lauren tag lets you flaunt your fashionista status when on the rush hour, tuna-can Tube.

Pick it up now from Coggles, priced £255.

bags, Brand Spotlight, features

Introducing: Lexdray Bags

By Laura on May 17th, 2011

A few months ago I was introduced to this great new line of travel bags by Lexdray.
Set to launch this month the debut collection, “The Classified Collection,” is inspired by concepts of utility and exploration.

The bags are understated on the outside, yet technically sophisticated on the inside, with secret pockets and concealed details. Each piece is constructed from high quality materials, including 1680D nylon, neoprene and leather, as well as military grade hardware, buckles, and zippers.

Retail prices are expected to range from $325 – $510.

Accessories, bags

The Summer Tote – Built by Wendy

By Laura on April 21st, 2011

With another warm sunny weekend in the forecast I am sure many of us will be in the park enjoying the weather. Whether your having a picnic or just want to take a blanket to lie on, this great two-tone canvas tote is the perfect carryall for the summer.

Made from Sunbrella fabric, the durable bag is stain- and sun-resistant and water wicks right off its surface. It also has An interior zippered pocket and pouch for mobile phones make for a great bag, rain or shine. Pick it up for $158 (£95) from Built By Wendy.

Accessories, bags

Head Porter Brighton Collection

By Laura on March 31st, 2011

I am not sure why but I am feeling in a rather nautical mood today…. It probably has something to do with the fact I wish it was summer and of course summer = boats. Anyways rambling aside…I was recently pointed in the direction of this awesome Brighton collection by Head Porter, and its on days like this I desperately wish I owned half of it.

I love how they have simply applied thick navy stripes over their signature styles, including backpacks, waistbags, shoulder bags and even the nautically-relevant sling bag.

The bags are available now online via Head Porter.

Accessories, bags, features

The Brooks Barbican Bag

By Laura on January 24th, 2011

As any cyclist will know it is important to have a durable bag to carry your things around with you. In recent years the Barbican bag has certainly lead the trend, becoming a familiar sight on the shoulders of cyclists everywhere. The bag was made popular because of its tough materials, and large storage capacities.

Now Brooks, the English saddle maker, have released their version to the masses. Made from their saddle-grade leather, the Barbican is made with immaculate quality as you’d expect from the English company.

No release date yet, but it should be announced soon through their website Brooks England

Accessories, bags, Designer Spotlight

Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 Bag Collection

By Laura on January 17th, 2011

Nowadays, many men are just as interested as women in carrying their things around in style, whether it be for day-to-day use or for traveling. And what other brand is more famous for its bags than Louis Vuitton?

The Louis Vuitton Men’s SS 2011 bag collection has been reveled and according to Louis Vuitton’s Men’s Studio Director Paul Herbers, who is under the artistic direction of Marc Jacobs, “It’s a rhapsody of three virtual scenarios for a digital bohemian, a man who travels the world from behind his computer screen”


Manhattan Portage Teams Up With 55DSL

By Laura on November 11th, 2010

Manhattan Portage and 55DSL

Manhattan Portage has teamed up with 55DSL, the Diesel spin off, to create a limited edition messenger bag.

Manhattan Portage started manufacturing their virtually indestructible messenger bags in 1980 for the growing bike messenger community in NYC. I am a big fan of these bags as they great for anyone who cycles to work. They are durable, and more importantly for British weather, waterproof.

This bag is limited to only a 1000 pieces and brings together 55DSL’ Italian inspired design with Manhattan Portage’s functionality.

Luggage & Travel, Top Five

5 beach totes: pack up and go in style

By cchapman on July 6th, 2009

5_bags.jpgWith beach time and festivals ongoing, a pick of the best totes is timely. Topman continue to have some bang on-trend totes, this lion playing card print would look great with a foppish English garden party ensemble. Or try the acid Aztec print for a MGMT/summer festival psychedelic spin. Speaking of Williamsburg, the Brooklyn idyll’s other favourite sons, Yeasayer, have this lovely hand print denim tote available from their merchandise site. Prefer back straps to shouldering a flimsy tote bag? This steel wire backpack from Manufactum is from an original Bauhaus design and will make you look arty (just make sure your reading material is suitably highbrow – Grazia just won’t do). If you really need to lug a load of stuff around with you, Uniqlo have very affordable cute backpacks in some perky colours.

Happy toting!

Lion tote and Aztec print tote, Topman. Steel wire rucksack Manufactum. Yeasayer hand print bag, Blue rucksack, Uniqlo.


Adidas Fieldwork Bag

By admin on May 13th, 2008

adidasbag.jpgAdidas Originals have always had great accessories but you’d have to be quick off the mark to get them. Most of their pieces don’t even reach the official website, so it’s hard to find a bag like this Adidas fieldwork bag.

The styling is clean and timeless, giving the bag a longevity that check-laden bags don’t have. The problem with bags made from this material is that it can’t really cope with heat well. For example, if you’re wearing shorts, it’s likely to start sticking to your legs. Despite this, this bag is an investment as opposed to a trend-led buy and you’ll be using it for years to come.

Designer Spotlight, Luggage

WISHLIST: Pauric Sweeney Bag

By Will Reid on April 22nd, 2008

browns.jpgSo I am back from a rather long and horribly intense camping trip and I’ve decided that maybe I need to be a bit less full-on when it comes to fashion. How much longer can we go on with these studs and chunks of waxed crocodile leather? To be honest I am worryingly attracted to Jason’s idea of living in pyjamas for a while.

However, when items like Pauric Sweeney’s gem-coloured bags turn up on Brown’s with white piping and “bronze perforated pockets” I am reminded of why I love fashion. Okay, at £800 this love may seem slightly conditional but who was it that said beauty is pain? Whoever it was they must have had a great wardrobe. This season has seen the reinvention of classic items and whether it be the Chanel 2.55 for the girls or the Chelsea boot for men, get on board this embellished bandwagon.


Jack Spade Waxwear Soft Duffel

By admin on December 14th, 2007

WaxwearduffeljackspadeYou can’t beat Jack Spade for quality man-bags. Made from high quality waxed cotton and trimmed with leather, these bags are made to last. This week-end travel bag has a shoulder strap and handles as well as internal compartments for shoes – it’s a bag that’s just sitting up and begging you to use it.
Waxed cotton is everywhere at the moment – classic Barbour coats, biker jackets and luggage. The beauty of waxed cotton is that its natural but extremely hard wearing. It ages beautifully and when it becomes scuffed and marked, you just need to warm it slightly with an iron (follow manufacturer’s instructions!) and the marks will fade, restoring it (almost) to its former glory.
Get hold of this beauty from the Jack Spade website.
[Pic from Midnight Anxiety]


Top Five: bags

By ShinyMedia on April 16th, 2007

Manbags have come a long way from Kel from Kath and Kim’s grey pleather pouch. There are many bags on the high street to choose from, starting with the bag that kicked off the whole trend. The cotton tote was a staple with young men in Japan for years before becoming trendy with emo kids and hip young things over here. Burton’s bag is a lovely holdall perfect for a weekend away, or just for storing your laptop. Similar classic style, but slightly smaller, Zara’s satchel is perfect for everyday use. Lastly, Ollie & Nic make wonderful women’s bags and their burgeoning men’s collection features the same quality and style. See after the jump for the top five and product links.

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