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Yeah, I agree. I think going at your bag with paint thinner is a really bad idea. It's not really a stain, but an indentation, so I don't really know what paint thinner would do other than risk ruining/staining the entire front of your bag. I've had some bags get indentations from being up against a chair or the handles while in storage. Typically I'll just give it a very thorough moisturizing with Collonil stuff and their spray protector, or some other good leather...
That's the joy of MA+... you never know WHAT it is... except that you love it. I feel that way about a lot of the avant-garde brands (CCP, CdG, etc...)Definitely hit up the Shinjuku Isetan Mens and some of the other big stores in 3-chome. From there, depending on how much energy/time you have left, maybe ask around/do a google search for some of the tiny boutiques hidden on side streets. Do those LAST, though, because they are often shockingly hard to find for the...
Thanks! When I look for a tote for spring, I like something simple and classic, but with subtle flare that keep it from being too boring. Bottega is probably the best brand for this, but Etro and Missoni also do it very well."Flare" doesn't mean bright colors or anything gawdy, but something as simple as a contrasting stitching, use of two different types of leather, or a fun lining. I also like something softer, more slouchy, and lightweight. Spring is the time to put...
Haven't posted any of my own bags in a while, but for Spring rotation I've got this tote from Etro. It's one of those brands (like Missoni) whose stuff I look at every season and for which I've always had a soft spot, but can't really recommend to others because they're all over the map in terms of quality, price, durability, and styling. But, like Prada, Gucci, Ferragamo, or any of the other "big" brands... they can't be completely discounted because when they try, they...
That's a smart plan; too many brands get buried by trying to take on too much at once. It might also be nice to do a yearly/seasonal color that slowly expands the options. Chestnut now, and maybe next Navy, then green, etc. Stagger it to get continued interest without supersaturation.For now think like Henry Ford... you can get the bag in any color you like... as long as you like Chestnut.
Thanks! Sorry it took me a bit... but overall in terms of structure and size, it's pretty good. As I've said before, you want nothing less than 45cm, nothing more than 55 in terms of length. Otherwise, it's like a purse OR a giant suitcase. Style-wise, I think it fits nicely into the Linjer aesthetic. Looking forward to seeing a prototype!
Haven't had a chance to chime in, but I like the weekender. I'll leave it to you guys to hash out the color stuff, but in terms of structure and size, it's pretty good. As I've said before, you want nothing less than 45cm, nothing more than 55 in terms of length. Otherwise, it's like a purse OR a giant suitcase. Style-wise, I think it fits nicely into the Linjer aesthetic. Looking forward to seeing a prototype!
Good luck with it! As you have time, it would be interesting to discuss your goals for it and what kind of readership you want. Right now, a lot of the bags you have information about aren't really the type "bag fans" want (Kenneth Cole, for example).
Yep, Maier is one of the very good designers who consistently puts out a nice, wearable collection. Pricey, yes, but BV quality has stayed pretty consistent IMHO and the styles are timeless. Italo Zucchelli at CK Collection is one of the few "under the radar" designers who puts out nice stuff without having to resort to gimmicks for free press.
Which ones? They have a committed men's line putting out 15-20 styles every season. I assume you mean the "intrecciato" woven bags? They also do a very nice coated calfskin (used to be called "marco polo") and some really great exotic hides.Tomas Maier, the BV designer, also does a nice eponymous collection that is a little more affordable, though of course nothing is woven in it.
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