Ok, I have a dilemma: I've figured out the bag I want to get, and I get get it in either black (for retail price) or camo (for maybe 1/3 of retail).
- much cheaper
- might be easier to pair with brown shoes/jacket, since it has brown in it
- I might end up liking it more than I expect
- probably more interesting than plain black
- camo pattern is pretty subtle
- camo is kinda trendy, might look played-out after a couple of years
- I don't usually go for camo
- doesn't come with any kind of factory guarantee
- not returnable if I don't like it
- Nick Wooster wears camo
- more low-key
- won't look dated
- probably factory guaranteed
- more in line with my usual tastes
- more expensive
- might be harder to pair with brown/warm color palettes
I would go camo! You seem to be quite worried what is trendy and what other people will think. If you like it and it matches your personality then fuck em. Plus I dont see camo not being stylish anytime soon (streetwear wise), maybe when the military stops being badass.
Just recently picked up a couple bags for myself... on the right is an Ernest Alexander x Club Monaco Hudson and on the right is a J.Crew factory weekender. Mainly grabbed the weekender because it matches well with my Hudson, though it's not waxed so I may attempt to wax it myself.
Does anybody know how the quality is on J.Crew factory bags? I assume it's probably not so great.. the bag doesn't feel anywhere near as well-constructed or quality in terms of material compared to the Ernest Alexander bag but I figure it may be enough to haul clothes around for short trips and whatnot.
Also, anyone know anything about quality of the Ernest Alexander x Club Monaco collab compared to the main Ernest Alexander line items? Any differences?
Apologies for the awful cameraphone picture - better images to follow when I find my digicam.
I've waited a while for this (it went from the US to the UK twice before it arrived at my door) but I was lucky enough to find a used Glaser Flaptop. I can reiterate and build upon everything that has been said about Myron Glaser's products before - the quality is seriously good (and I've had bags from Swaine, Adeney & Brigg, Hermes, Papworth, Mulberry, Mulholland, Tusting, Billingham, Chapman etc) and the design is very well thought out; lots of little touches that make sense when you use them.
It already has some patina from the previous owner; I've given it a coat of Nivea and I'm looking forward to adding some patina of my own.