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+1. I'm usually a fan of no logos whatsoever, but I don't find the WANT branding egregious. In fact, in some cases, I like the contrasting or hint of color it adds to the front of an otherwise minimal bag. And, unlike LV or Prada, it's not a brand enough people know that the branding becomes obvious or annoying.
^ Thanks for this info; I'm not familiar with the brand! If possible, could you add this to the MANBAG thread in SW&D? Then more people can review it. Thanks! http://www.styleforum.net/t/115841/the-definitive-manbag-thread-post-feedback-brands-here/2400_100
WANT Les Essentiels de la vie: FW13 Leather bags and accessories Classic styles, excellent quality, fair pricing, pleasing (yet functional) aesthetic, and a hint of seasonal color make FW13 definitely worth a look. I had a chance to discuss the collection with WANT designers Byron and Dexter Peart at Pitti. What I like: I liked what I saw both physically and conceptually. Physically, the bags were very well made and aesthetically pleasing. Quality of the leather and...
Good choices. Mecheri is one of the great underhyped houses. Consistently puts out great juice in all the genres but rarely gets much press. I liked her loukhoum super-sweet much better than the hyped Lutens; her Musc is one of the best.Jicky, of course, is always a hit in any concentration.I haven' tbeen on SOTD in ages, so next time shall have to share the story of (1) how I nearly got kicked out of the SMN flagship in Florence in January and (2) made a new best...
Hey gals. Long time no see. PdN NY is lovely juice. Strange how times change.... Spring 2003-2004 this was THE scent on Basenotes (haha). Followed then by Yohji and several others.Anyway, L'interdit parfum for me today. Aldehydes, a bit of strawberry, and some lovely florals and musks. Imagine a nicer, warmer, deeper Chanel no. 5 with a fruit note. The current "Les Mythiques" isn't a BAD reformulation, but is just a pale EdT powdery mix. Bottles of vintage parfum...
Giorgio Fedon 1919: Classic Leathergoods and Accessories Made in Italy One of the highlights of Pitti83 was finding interesting non-fashion items, ranging from perfumes to socks to leather accessories. My charge was to find unique items that were high quality, relatively accessible in terms of price (or at least had a good price-to-value ratio), and were distinctive without being too garish. One that fits all of these criteria is the Italian leather brand GIORGIO...
Daniel & Bob: Your own neighborhood Bottega Veneta In my experience, finding a good business bag is fairly easy. Aside from color and the grade of leather, there are only so many variations on a classic men’s briefcase and after a certain point, the differences all lie in the small details. I’ve also found that it’s fairly easy to find a sports or school bag: one looks for function and a relatively low price, and often chooses from a narrow range of lightweight synthetic...
I really liked it, but then again tote/shopper styles with a zipper top are one of my favorite styles. Quality was excellent, made in France, good color/leather, and the size was nice (big enough for anything but not too huge). If you look on their e-store they have it with a model carrying it and it functions also as a document carrier/work bag. It also comes in black!Here's the link:http://www.lacomediehumaine.com/shop/en/46-maillot-a-manches-courtes-blanc.htmlI have...
La Comedie Humaine: Balzac wears vintage YSL couture. Paris once dominated fashion from menswear to couture to accessories, but with the rise of London, Milan, Tokyo, and New York, it’s become surprisingly difficult to find new and innovative French designers. I was therefore pleased to find La Comedie Humaine at Pitti, a brand centered in Paris and designed by Vincent Louis Voinchet. I had a chance to view the FW13 collection and speak with him about his ideas, his...
Artisanal Japanese Roundup: Kaoru Kaneko, Quilp, H’Katsukawa from Tokyo, Spellbound by Simplicity From shoes to bags to menswear, Japanese brands were well represented at Pitti, continuing for FW13 the tradition of unique, high quality items with a strong aesthetic vision and commitment to excellent materials. I covered several of these in Florence; though each is quite different, the thread that binds them is a focus on quiet, simple luxury without pretension or hype. ...
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