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The Definitive MANBAG Thread Part I: 2009-2014

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rach2jlc, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. Teger

    Teger Well-Known Member

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    I wish I had the balls to use a more purse like bag, it would be so much more useful.
     
  2. chowchow

    chowchow Well-Known Member

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    Matt and Nat has really gained in popularity (well, at least more and more shops are stocking them). I have never been a fan though. Too much going on [​IMG]

    thx pdsf, i m lookin for honest opinion like yours![​IMG]
     
  3. pdsf

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    thx pdsf, i m lookin for honest opinion like yours![​IMG]

    LOL, that you can count on. I promise to be respectful :)
     
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  7. bawlin

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    Can anyone point me in the direction of a cheap(er) canvas backpack with leather accents? I think you guys know the style I'm talking about.

    Thanks
     
  8. TBSDSpaniard

    TBSDSpaniard Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    ummm...what brand is this?[​IMG]
     
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  10. chowchow

    chowchow Well-Known Member

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    i love ally capellino ^^
    i am planning to get the jeremy stripy one for this season
     
  11. canstyleace

    canstyleace Well-Known Member

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    Hi would highly recommend the taiga and utah lines of LV bags, expensive but good stuff.
     
  12. chowchow

    chowchow Well-Known Member

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    my latest damage on the ally capellino sample sale in LONDON[​IMG]

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    sorry for the shitty pics but they dont much better in real lif. less flimsy and with solid metal hardware. i am particularly impressed by the lightness and softness of the leather[​IMG]
     
  13. aqhong

    aqhong Well-Known Member

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    ^ Is that the red bag from the previously posted pic? Damn, I want that. How much did that run you, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  14. chowchow

    chowchow Well-Known Member

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    no this is different. it is from ally capellino, a uk brand
    snapped it at 70 pounds! (around $100)
     
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    I will be getting one of these with a zip top and different colors (either small or medium)

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    After losing this:

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  17. aqhong

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    EDIT: Never mind.
     
  18. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Well-Known Member

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    Lots of good additions! Especially the Capellino stuff; I've not heard of the brand before and so I'm looking forward to checking them out. Anyway, I've been really busy and not able to log in lately, but I wanted to add a coupla pics of what I'll be using this summer as I travel: Suitcase: Tumi T3 (22) rolling suitcase. It's been to Japan and back about 10 times by now and is still going strong. [​IMG] Manbag/carry-on: Valentino S/S 09 Reporter Bag: [​IMG] [​IMG] I'll also update later this summer with some Japanese brands and stuff. I'll also take my crappy digi-cam along and see if I can snap some pics.
     
  19. Hobbs

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    Anyone have photos of Glasers' duffle bags? I'm undecided between that or their deal bags.
     
  20. chowchow

    chowchow Well-Known Member

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    Lots of good additions! Especially the Capellino stuff; I've not heard of the brand before and so I'm looking forward to checking them out.

    Anyway, I've been really busy and not able to log in lately, but I wanted to add a coupla pics of what I'll be using this summer as I travel:

    Suitcase: Tumi T3 (22) rolling suitcase. It's been to Japan and back about 10 times by now and is still going strong.
    [​IMG]

    Manbag/carry-on: Valentino S/S 09 Reporter Bag:
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    Also, a few more I thought of that haven't been added:

    Tod's ($700-1500)
    PROS: Durable with sturdy leathers and nylons, convenient/ergonomic styles, subtle detailing.
    CONS: Overly expensive, styling sometimes leaves a lot to be desired (sometimes boring), can be hard to find if not in a big city.
    Overall Assessment: Tod's would be my go-to source for "best" work bags, over something like Tumi or Piquadro. They are more expensive than Tumi, but they are also better looking and nicer all around.

    Bric's $250-700
    Pros: Huge range of products and lines, makes almost every accessory from wallets to totes to suitcases. Prices often comparatively fair or decent quality-to-price ratio.
    Cons: Because of that huge range of products, some are downright hideous. Others are boring. Some of the leathers and materials leave something to be desired on some of the lines. Made in many places, including Italy, eastern Europe, China, etc.
    Overall Assessment: Excellent alternative to Piquadro or Tumi. Personally, I'd pick Samsonite Black Label, but Bric's makes does some nice work at a similar overall pricepoint.

    Barney's (House Brand) $400-900
    PROS: Very simple styling with no or limited branding. Often decent leathers and canvasses and sometimes follow moderate seasonal trends.
    CONS: Quality isn't in line with the brands they mimic, but pricing is often higher than you'd expect from a "house brand." Also, quality varies by item... some are made in Italy, but others are made in China, South America, etc.
    Overall Assessment: It so varies by the item, but some of them can be decent. Nevertheless, given the competition and the pricepoint, I don't really see why this would be a "go to" unless you got it at their seasonal clearance.

    Alexander McQueen ($700-1500)
    PROS: Styling, styling, styling. Love them or hate them, they are always unique. Good leathers, linings, and hardware/zippers (owned by Gucci group and I assume using the same Italian facilities as other brands in the group?)
    CONS: Given that "Uniqueness," they sometimes aren't particularly versatile or useful. Expensive as hell. Hard to find.
    Overall Assessment: Each season he puts out two or three men's items and usually they are quite nice. If you were in the market for a $1500 designer bag with flare and distinction (and NOT to use everyday), then I'd definitely look into it. For a daily bag, though, I'd go elsewhere.

    Ermenegildo Zegna ($700-1500)
    Remind me a lot of Ferragamo. Overall the same sort of vibe, though slightly more conservative. Fewer styles that tend to be more business-oriented (briefcases, messengers, etc.) Quality and such are in line with Ferragamo, though honestly I find most Zegna items to be a little stodgy.

    Trussardi ($800-1500)
    Just started a new Trussardi 1911 line with Milan Vukimirovic that is very interesting, but the general "Trussardi" items are a little boring (for the most part). Quality is generally pretty good, though they have had some licenses here and there. Definitely check the items out in person before purchase (so, avoid Ebay, Yoox, etc. unless you can return them!)

    Hugo Boss $400-900
    They make an almost complete men's accessories line, but I personally wouldn't seek it out intentionally. Styling may be okay on some, but the branding is often overt, the leathers, hardware, construction, linings, etc. are sub-par, and the prices are VERY high considering. Unless you find it 90% off, I'd say pass. Think of what they do with suits, and basically it's the same with their bags.

    I'll also update later this summer with some Japanese brands and stuff. I'll also take my crappy digi-cam along and see if I can snap some pics.





    rach2jlc, i dig that valentino[​IMG]
    btw, i have heard that a brand 'heny cuir' makes leather goods and bags for 45rpm
    wonder if u can check it out during ur trip in JP or not thx!
     

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