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 like they’re trying too hard.
Having checked out this backpack on and off and examining the other colours its available in (black and leopard, below), this is a piece I’ll bookmark before I consider fork out a grand and a half. What do you think, win or sin?