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30 Oct

Mismo: The Quintessential Danish Bag

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Mismo was founded a decade ago by husband-and-wife duo Alexander Bach and Rikke Overgaard. Sticking to what the Danish to best, the brand's designs exemplify functional minimalism with a distinct masculine look. Mismo was first on our radar with their canvas bags which were simple and classic, but their leather goods also set them apart from other bag makers. Combine this with their reputation for quality and you have one of the Denmark's favourite export. Mismo is also big on details. For example, you'll notice that the shoulder straps are all made from leather, not canvas - something a lot of big bag brands try to skimp on. Mismo's designs remind us of WANT - Les essentiels de la vie and Lotuff and...
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18 Oct

The Perfect Briefcase by Thom Browne

Thom Browne Leather Briefcase Backpack
I've reviewed plenty of men's bags in this blog, but I'm not sure any come close to this leather briefcase backpack by Thom Browne in terms of class and style. This stunning espresso briefcase may be one of the most beautiful I've set my eyes on. It has gold tone hardware for a vintage touch with the brand's signature stripes in red white and midnight blue. To use it as a briefcase, use the single carry handle at the top. To use it has a backpack, it has adjustable straps. It also has a double lockable clasp for the main compartment. For me though, the best bit is the wonderfully detailed and practical interior. Welt pockets, pen holder and even a laptop...
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25 Sep

Haerfest Alpha Experiment Collection

Haerfest Alpha experiment collection fall winter 2012
Haerfest's new Alpha Experiment collection for their Fall/Winter 2012 line is inspired by the words of Joseph Albers, one of the pioneers of 20th century modernism who transformed the use of fabrics from mere material to an art form. Haefest's new collection features leather backpacks, messengers and wallets – as well as their signature coin wallets and cardholders - in mustard and crimson that turn to burnt yellow and blood red with use. Despite the decision to use an unusual palette, the range still adheres to Haerfest's reductive aesthetics and commitment to leather craftsmanship. [SHOP] ...
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21 Sep

Alexander Wang Croc Embossed Leather Wallie Tote

Alexander Wang Oversize Black Croc Embossed Leather Wallie Weekender Tote
You can always turn to Alexander Wang for subtle luxury. The Croc Embossed Leather Wallie Tote may look like a simple oversize weekender, but a closer look at the embossed leather and you'll find it's incredibly detailed. You just want to run your fingers through the leather. Measuring 21" length x 16.5" depth x 8.5" width, the Wallie tote fits everything you need and more. With silver tone hardware, and a zip pock in the bag interior, it's also a versatile tote for all seasons. It also has reinforced corners in the base meaning there's never a worry of overloading. Details: 21" length x 16.5" depth x 8.5" width. 100% leather. Tone on tone stitching. [$1300 SHOP] ...
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13 Sep

WANT Les Essential de la Vie O’Hare Tote

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie O'Hare Tote leather header
Literally translated as "essentials of life", WANT Les Essential de la Vie came about as its Canadian founders wanted to produce an antidote to disposable fashion. The brand is famous for its clean aesthetics, attention to detail, subtle luxury touches and ability to transcend season-to-season fashion. Their O'Hare tote epitomizes their philosophy for minimalism. The spacious piece easily carries A4 documents and a laptop, making it a perfect addition to any working man's wardrobe. Mark my word, this bag will only get better with age, so better get your hands on one now. [SHOP]     ...
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3 May

Bexar Goods Mustang Carry

Bexar Goods Mustang Carry Tote hommestyler
In a time when products are mass produced, it's encouraging to see designers put art and craft into their goods. The Bexar Goods Mustang Carry is one prime example where thought and precision come together. Each Mustang Carry is individually handcrafted. The unique vintage, aged look from the Mustang Carry comes from it's chrome-tanned 4/5 ounce leather that has been treated with oils and dyes. Add a vegetable-tanned 12-ounce English bridle leather straps and you have one handsome, manly tote. If you're like us - someone who throws everything in a bag and rush out the door - the Mustang Carry is for you. It's a sturdy tote that you won't have to worry about being precious with. The copper rivets ensure...
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23 Apr

Levi’s Made & Crafted Canvas and Leather Tote

Levi's Made & Crafted Two-Tone Canvas and Leather Tote Bag 2
This nautical-inspired two-tone canvas leather tote from Levi's Made & Crafted makes for a great bag whether you're on sea or on land. The simple design makes this a versatile tote and the inner pocket design keeps your valuables safe and sound. The snap fastening at the top allows for easy access. Its dimension measure a sufficient 12" x 19" x 6", meaning it'll hold all your essentials whilst looking sleek on your shoulders or your hand. Available via Mr. Porter....
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17 Apr

Bottega Veneta Banded Full Grain Leather Tote

Bottega Veneta Banded Full Grain Leather Tote
Soft grain leather? Check. Frayed edges for a disheveled touch? Check. Eye-popping colours that  exudes an understated feel? Check. This Bottega Veneta Banded Full Grain Leather Tote is an  bag of character that oscillates between quirky and modern. The aesthetic is clean and which makes for easy mix and matching for any season. We like that there's a laptop sleeve and a detachable shoulder strap and how it looks effortlessly  elegant held by the handle or by the shoulder. Measuring 14" x 13" x 5", this Bottega Veneta tote features an intricate woven leather which highlights its luxurious roots. Available via Mr. Porter....
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20 Mar

Marni Leather Tote

We like bags that combine style and functionality, and this Marni leather tote may just be the thing. Part sportswear-inspired, the tote has easy-access front pockets and a drawstring feature that will fit all your belongings. The soft navy leather gives the bag an unstructured, relaxed vibe whilst ensuring it stays true to its luxurious roots. Suitable for the office, after work drinks and for a weekend stroll. We particularly like its practical side expanders as well as a multitude of pockets - two front zip-fastening pockets, two internal pouches and another zipped internal pocket for your precious valuables. The only complaint we have is that there are no side handle for us to throw it over our shoulders. Measuring 16" x 17"...
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9 Mar

The Holdall Bag: Men’s Fashion Basics

The Holdall is one of the modern man's treasured accessories. It's a practical and classical piece that should hold all that a man needs in a weekend getaway trip. Not surprisingly then, the holdall bag is also known as the weekend bag. A holdall bag should easily hold all your gadgets, a change of clothes and a pair of shoes. The holdall bag should be roomy but not heavy, durable yet won't be confused with a Samsonite, and most importantly, your holdall should be versatile and timeless. You want a bag that lets you travel seamlessly between work to play, complement your weekend attire and simultaneously be suitable for the office. Here, we've chosen five different holdall bags that make the cut. WANT...
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27 Feb

Lotuff & Clegg Leather Working Tote

manbag hommestyler Lotuff and Clegg Leather Working Tote
If you're looking for a real man's leather tote bag, look no further than this tote from Lotuf & Clegg. Inspired by serious equipments, this tote measures 13 x 17 x 8 inches, large enough to hold tools for the garden, work files and a laptop. It's casual simplicity also makes it suitable for out of office hours.   This Lotuff & Clegg Leather Working Tote is a artisan crafted piece of work, made from 100% leather with natural suede backings. The double-stitched handles gives the bag durability and the edges are polished to give a refined touch to a manly leather tote. As if that's not enough, you can choose from a variety of colours for the leather. We're giving a...
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25 Jan

EASTPAK x Kris Van Assche Backpack

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EASTPAK x Kris Van Assche Backpack Let's face it, when it comes to bags, men want utility - we need a bag that holds all we need without having to fumble through a myriad of pockets and zippers. Enter stage left, the EASTPAK x Kris Van Assche Backpack, where backpacks go high end. We're grateful that more designer brands are collaboating with streetwear brands, because this collaboration hits our sweet spot. Inspired by mens sportswear, this EASTPAK x Kris Van Assche Backpack has a quiet masculine elegance. Kris Van Assche is famed for his meticulous detailed and the EASTPAK x Kris Van Assche Backpack collaboration does not disappoint. The military details transforms the backpack from a middle school accessory to a real...
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16 Jan

Burberry Prorsum Leather Tote

Burberry Leather Tote Men
Nothing makes you stand out from the crowd like a classic tote. Make one in a fresh shade of orange-tan and you get a man bag - the Burberry Prorsum Leather Tote - that will be your best companion all year round. The bright colour is balanced with the rugged full grain leather, and the black trims give an understated touch of class. Measuring a full 24" x 15" x 3", the bag holds a sizable 36 litres, so you can pack a few changes of clothes and throw in a pair of shoes too. There are two internal patch pockets and one internal zipped pocket to keep the valuables and the metal feet makes sure the leather stays intact. Available via...
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22 Dec

Mission Workshop AP Series Fitzroy Rucksack

Mission Workshop AP Series Fitzroy Rucksack
Mission Workshop AP Series Fitzroy Rucksack We're planning on a short Eurotrip next year and want to avoid at all costs looking like a hobo backpacker. We're the fussy type and want a sturdy rucksack that combines utility and style. Luckily, we stumbled across Misson Workshop, a San Francisco based brand that prides itself in providing quality bags, backpacks, accessories and apparel. In particular, this Fitzroy Rucksack from their AP Series got our attention. The size is generous without looking bulky or sacrificing style and it has the appropraite specs to back it up too. The Fitzroy Rucksack is made from VX Fabric, which consists of three layers of fabric: nylon, yarn and a waterproof laminate, which makes it a durable companion rain...
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8 Nov

Yves Saint Laurent Leather Weekend Bag

YSL gray leather man bag
We're always on the hunt for a weekend man bag, something that is roomy, can hold a change of clothing, a book and toiletries. This Yves Saint Laurent Leather Weekend Bag meets our needs. Made from full leather in an unusual shade of light grey, it measures 54cm by width, 41cm by height and a good 25cm in depth. It also comes with a shoulder strap and is soft to touch. We normally dislike bags with a massive logo on it, but in this case, the "Y" stitched on the side gives it a casual elegance. Overall the Yves Saint Laurent Leather Weekend Bag is a stylish and refined man bag - imagine using it for a summer car ride to the beach. The...
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19 Oct

Givenchy Leather PC Holder Bag

givenchy bag PC holder
We're always on the hunt for a PC bag - we're not crazy over those Mac sleeves kids run around with - and this Givenchy Leather PC Holder Bag does the job for the men who need a sharp and professional man bag. It's made from 100% cowhide (cow skin which natural and unbleached) which means it's tough and less susceptible to abrasions. It measures 30cm in height by 40cm; spacious enough to hold a small laptop and a few papers. It's also got gunmetal coloured metal details and two internal pockets for phone and accessories. We like the classic Givenchy details where the end of the handle meets the top of the bag that makes it stand out from other...
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3 Oct

Maison Martin Margiela Waxed-Effect Holdall Bag

MMM manbag
Let's face it, a man needs a bag. Whether it's for work, weekend trip or the gym, men use bags. But unfortunately, most men don't pay much attention to the man bags that are on offer. They think a good bag is a bag that hold stuff. But we've seen too many well-dressed guys who cheapen their look with a nylon gym bag or an old leather bag - so we've come up with this series and hope more guys will make the leap and see the man bag as an investment. Welcome to our Man Bag Hunt series. We like this Maison Martin Margiela Waxed-Effect Holdall Bag because it's verstatile enough for work and the weekend. Measuring 36cm across by...
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27 Aug

Leghilà Biz-Bags

Leghila Biz Bag -header
If you're the type of person who likes no fuzz, simple designs and things in multiple colours, the Leghilà Biz-Bag will be just the thing for you. Made from neoprene, a soft yet tough material (that's machine-washable!), the Leghilà Biz-Bag comes in a whooping 68 different colour combinations. The Biz-Bags measure 40cm x 30cm x 9cm and also comes with a reinforced base, handy for those who need to lug a PC and documents around for work. Priced at an affordable EUR 150 each, we think these bags from Leghilà are a reasonable investment; certainly more interesting than your average business bag. You can purchase them directly at the Leghilà website or check out their dealers. Also worth checking out is the...
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