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6 Oct

Snakeskin You’ll Dare To Wear

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This snakeskin backpack from Skingraft comes with triple compartments. Exotic leather has always been in fashion, but it seems that every few years, snakeskin makes an unstoppable presence on runways and fashion shows. This year we've seen snakeskin and ostrich skin on hats, accessories and of course, bags. While women often adore the distinct texture of snakeskin and other exotic leather, men are often turned off by the boldness of snakeskin. That's when we came across this impeccably understated snakeskin backpack from Skingraft which we think A) looks super stylish and B) has a utilitarian and simple design that can be worn on weekends and other casual occasions. Best part? It's currently on sale. SHOP ...
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2 Aug

Search for the Perfect Bag #2: Berluti Venezia Holdall Bag

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I remember the first time I came across Berluti: it was their classic briefcase crafted from blue suede and leather that I saw in Hong Kong's Harbour City shopping mall. This 48-Hour Venezia Leather Holdall bag from the classic French brand reminds me of that first impression - it exemplifies the beautiful craftsmanship and the attention to detail Berluti artisans are known for. Drawing on their rich heritage of leather expertise, this spacious holdall bag is made from the brand's signature Venezia calf hide developed exclusively for Berluti. Coloured using a mixture of mineral and vegetable tanning methods, the bag will develop a patina over time which means it will age gracefully with use. The un-coated finish also means the leather is incredibly supple, giving it a soft,...
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24 Jul

Kolin & William Handmade Bags

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When Kolin & William used the phrase "unisex" to describe their bags, we wouldn't have taken notice if it weren't for their truly classic designs. The London-based brand designs and produces everything in-house and focuses on heritage aesthetics and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Each bag is handmade by craftsmen in leather artisans tucked away in the mews of London’s East End. By pairing soft vegetable leather and solid brass fittings, expect each Kolin & William bag to weather well and mature with age. More on Kolin & William. ...
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18 May

Search for the Perfect Man Bag #1: Paul Smith Holdall Bag

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I have a confession to make: I'm always on the hunt for a new bag. It's an addiction which I readily admit but have failed to do anything to curb it. When I'm out shopping (or online shopping), the first thing I look for are bags. So to help track my addiction, I'm starting a new section for this blog where I'll be looking at all the bags I want. I call it the 'Search for the Perfect Man Bag', and it starts with this holdall bag from iconic British retailer Paul Smith. I've always loved Paul Smith how its unafraid to play with quirky details; what could have just been a classic slick textured-leather holdall, now comes with a accented...
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24 Oct

Gucci Bamboo Cuir Leather Suitcase

Gucci Bamboo Cuir Leather Suitcase men
There are two types of people in this world: those who penny-pinch when traveling and those who don't. If you liken yourself to the latter, then you might as well travel with style and take this bamboo cuir leather suitcase from Gucci with you. This leather luggage bag, measuring an airport-friendly 18.5" x 12.6" x 5.5", is not only great for a weekend getaway, it's also utilitarian with its plentiful pockets. There's an interior smart phone and zip pocket, as well as zip closures in the front and for the leather tags. What we love about this cuir leather suitcase is its hardened bamboo handle. This bag is in fact an extension of Gucci's iconic 'Bamboo Bag' range which began more...
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20 Aug

Timothy Oulton Luggage – Raleigh Spitfire Cases

Timothy Oulton Luggage - Raleigh Spitfire Cases
Timothy Oulton cases are made of interlocking aluminium panel. We don't often feature furniture brands on HommeStyler, so when we do, you know it's going to be good. Timothy Oulton may be familiar to our British readers, but everywhere else, the brand is still under the radar. And even more under the radar are their men's bags, including their luggage range which includes these Raleigh Spitfire Cases. Timothy Oulton is famous for their high quality furniture, so it's no surprise their bags are equally well-made. These Raleigh Spitfire Cases are inspired by the historic English spitfire airplane in World War II, echoing the plane’s multi-riveted construction of interlocking aluminium panels. The cases are finished through a five-stage...
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19 Aug

Loewe Valencia 24 Hour Bag for Men

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Loewe's Valencia 24 Hour Bag is made from Valencia leather and lined with napa On a recent trip to Hong Kong, I searched high and low for an investment bag - the type where you can use literally hundreds of time and won't go out of style. I went from shopping mall to shopping mall, keeping a mental note on the bag's various leathers, designs, dimensions, pockets etc. After a week of searching, I satisfyingly ended up leaving Loewe's Hong Kong flagship store with their Valencia 24 Hour Bag in hand. Crafted from Loewe's Valencia range of leather - the equivalent of Louis Vuitton's Nomade - this is one bag that's built to last. Whilst it looks more like...
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13 Aug

Serpian Men’s Evolution Computer Bag

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Serapian Mens Evolution Computer Bag in black Briefcases to men are what shoe are to women: an essential part of the wardrobe. So when you come across a briefcase like this computer bag from 'Evolution', it's hard not to gush about it. With textured leather and a handly leather newspaper strap at the front, this briefcase from Italian brand Serapian is what a modern man looks for when it comes to work. Measuring a reasonable 10.75" x 15" x 2.5", it also has zipper pockets and several organisational compartments in the interior. Comes with a detachable shoulder strap so you can wear it any way you want. SHOP ...
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17 Jun

Valentino Black Leather Briefase

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Valentino is best known for its glamorous womenswear, but as their menswear is equally classic and timeless. This black leather briefcase from the Italian powerhouse is a modern interpretation on the traditional briefcase, with detailed studs at the bottom and a gold-tone embossed clasp fastening. The hanging fob detail breaks away from the banal feel of other work leather bags. The dimensions are not as long or wide as your average briefcase which is a positive - I often find briefcases inconveniently large and cumbersome. There's an internal zip pocket for the important items and a spacious interior for documents and a laptop. Best for young professionals, although an older gentleman would find the minimalist touch appealing. SHOP ...
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3 Jun

Porter ‘Grid’ Briefcase

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This is perhaps the ultimate no-fuss, no -frills briefcase. Nicknamed the 'Grid' briefcase, this briefcase from Porter is made from durable black leather with a textured grain. It's minimalist and function, suitable for older men who have been working for a while or for a young guy who is starting work. It's got a simple press-studded pocked on the back for readily accessible items a well as three large pockets  in the main compartment. A design aimed squarely at the on-the-go professional and we love it. Measures 41 x 31 x 6 cm. SHOP ...
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2 Jun

Troubadour Weekend bag

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A classic black leather weekend bag from Troubadour that will age beautifully Nothing makes us happier than coming across a well made leather bag. This weekend bag by UK brand Troubadour - measuring a generous 50 x 30 x 16cm - made our day. With its premium black leather handcrafted in Italy, you can smell the leather just by looking at its grained texture. Our favourite part is imagining it age - and we have no doubt it will do so beautifully. Every hide of Troubadour's leather is unique, and the tonal variations, marks and veins are all natural features derived from the vegetable tanning process. We love the sleek and minimalistic design that's great for both business...
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30 Apr

TENT by Esther Porter Spring Summer 2013

TENT by Esther Porter Spring Summer 2013 mens
The new collection from TENT uses recycled materials like tent fabric In recently years, fashion and designer brands have tried hard to be more environmentally responsible. From reducing their water consumption to re-appropriating materials, lots of brands have experimented with corporate social responsibility. But the latest collection from TENT by Esther Porter has taken this just a bit further. Using recycled materials like tent fabric (reclaimed from summer music festivals), rubber-bonded cotton canvas and nickel hardware, it's clear that TENT by Esther Porter is serious about making a difference. Keeping true to the brand’s signature utilitarian aesthetics, the British handmade bags are practical and perfect for the urban man. This season, TENT by Esther Porter introduces a new backpack in...
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28 Apr

5 Designer iPad Cases We Like

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With more and more men going around town with their iPads, it only makes sense that fashion houses and brand name designers have created myriads of iPad cases for the fashion conscious. Instead of using some plastic case for your favourite tech accessory, make sure you've got your hands on one of these five designer iPad cases. Marc by Marc Jacobs White & Black Woven Wild Card iPad Case A simple but eye-catching woven polyurethane iPad case in white with patent trim at edges in black. SHOP Marc by Marc Jacobs Espresso Croc-embossed leather iPad Pouch For men who like their a little exotic, there's this espresso leather iPad case embossed with crocodile skin texture. SHOP Maison Martin Margiela Cork iPad case We can't get over how creative...
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14 Mar

Will Leather Goods Signature Canvas & Leather Duffle

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Sometimes what a man needs is a bag which can handle wear and tear and it's bags like this Signature Canvas and Leather Duffle from Will Leather Goods which make the cut. Using only vegetable tanned leather, the duffle combines heavy-duty 18 Oz washed cotton canvas and antique brass and nickel hardware to craft an all-American heritage look. The generous size, measuring 18" x 14.5” x 12" is also fantastic for outdoor getaways or day-to-day use. Add in an adjustable padded shoulder strap, and it becomes hard to resist this duffle. As a classic American label, Will Leather Goods prides itself in delivering great attention to detail. For example, many of their bags have additional rivets, reinforced leather corners and box-stitches which...
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27 Feb

Alexander Wang Wallie Backpack

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After the recent menswear shows at Fashion Week, it’s clear that like our female counterparts, a man can’t have too many bags. After all, the modern man is expected to do so many things all at once – work, play, gym, date etc. So here’s what Alexander Wang has created to help us out: the Wallie Washed-Leather Backpack. Measuring a roomy 18” x 17” x 7”, it’s one of that bags designed urban man to go seamlessly from work to play. It’s got a sleek utilitarian design with adjustable straps and plenty of pockets to help keep you organised on the go. Far better than any canvas gym bag. [SHOP] ...
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17 Nov

White Mountaineering Boston Duffle Bag

When a bag looks as sharp as this Boston Duffle Bag from White Mountaineering, it stops becoming just any other duffle bag but a statement piece. Aside from the eye-catching contrast leather trimmings throughout - which is actually tan leather, but for some reason it looks like a shade of pumpkin - this duffle bag is also practical. Size wise, it measure 23" 12.5" x 12", meaning it's enough to carry your garments for a weekend away. Along with carry handles at the top with a snap button closure, it also has removal shoulder straps. The main compartment is accessible through the top zip closure, whilst there are also zipped and snapped pockets on the side. Of course, there are also pockets...
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13 Nov

Pierre Hardy Electric Blue Leather Backpack

Pierre Hardy Leather Backpack blue electric
When I first saw this electric blue leather backpack from Pierre Hardy, my first instinct was ‘There’s no way can I pull that off’. Then I began thinking ‘Why not?’ After all, the colour might be loud, but it’s got a classic design. It even has all the right requirements for a good backpack - adjustable backpack straps, interior and exterior pockets and a drawcord main compartment for easy access. Plus, it measures 16.5’’ x 7’’ x 13'', so it’s a decent size. I think the bold colour deters a lot of men, but truth be told, the pebbled leather texture keeps it from screaming for attention. More importantly, it’s not one of those obnoxious backpacks that make the wearer look...
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8 Nov

Serapian Evolution Dual Compartment Briefcase

Serapian Evolution Dual Compartment Briefcase
Looking for a briefcase for a young, working (and stylish) man can prove to be a challenge. Lots of traditional briefcases are super-structured and ooze Mad Men charm in a cool, retro-way, but they’re not an everyday solution for a man who’s looking for something more sophisticated. On the other end of the spectrum, you have work bags that are too casual and veer near the territory of casual messenger bags – fine for a Friday, but not so much for client meetings. So what is a suit-wearing man to do? I’d say you look at the Serapian Evolution Dual Compartment Briefcase. This bag has a classic design and has everything a modern man needs in his briefcase. It’s simple and subtle...
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