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stylish backpack

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dirtrider123, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    I wish I could afford this Bill Amberg number right now...

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    Gorgeous, I'm a big fan of Bill Amberg.
     
  2. bbhewee

    bbhewee Senior member

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    Likewise. I have quite a few items from him.
    And I can't praise their customer service enough. I had a selvage lugger that I bought a couple of years ago. Never really used it until recently, decided to take it on a short trip to Portugal as my carry-on, and the fabric around the handle ripped.
    I contacted their Burlington Arcade store, and they changed if for a new one, no questions asked. No proof of purchase (I can't remember where I bought it from frankly... I think it was Oi Polloi). Had to change the color, but I really didn't mind in the light of the excellent customer service.

    Oh and check out their website. They have some ridiculous deals going on. I would have bought the Double Canvas Truffle bag in the sale (sold out now in canvas) if I didn't have a Filson doing the job right now.
     
  3. the shah

    the shah Senior member

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    Gorgeous, I'm a big fan of Bill Amberg.

    interestingly another brit keeps telling me this too
     
  4. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    ...

    Oh and check out their website. They have some ridiculous deals going on. I would have bought the Double Canvas Truffle bag in the sale (sold out now in canvas) if I didn't have a Filson doing the job right now.


    Thanks. my wife was wondering what to get me for my birthday. I might have to leave the laptop screen 'accidentally' unattended on his site [​IMG]
     
  5. bbhewee

    bbhewee Senior member

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    Glad I could be of assistance.[​IMG]
    interestingly another brit keeps telling me this too
    His products are genuinely excellent imho... Good worksmanship (until this bag at least), well thought-out.
     
  6. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    I've never seen a good looking backpack. Maybe Louis Vuitton but that'd be so gaudy.
     
  7. syang451

    syang451 Active Member

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    wow... ^^
    that blows everything else outta the water
     
  8. Vaio

    Vaio Senior member

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    I like...

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    and Synth's

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    Trying to decide.. the men's bag looks like it'd be big on me heh.
     
  9. bows1

    bows1 Senior member

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  11. funkdoobi

    funkdoobi Senior member

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    a majority of the bags posted here are hideous.

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    simple bag that'll last

    if you want something even more rugged that'll last forever, go grab one of those filsons with like 22oz canvas.
     
  12. Diamond09

    Diamond09 New Member

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    With style your backpack for school..should also have following qualities...

    "¢ It should be spacious enough to easily store all the student's materials.
    "¢ It should have sufficient pockets for non-book items - perhaps even a holder for water bottles or cell phones.
    "¢ It should have wide and soft straps to help distribute the weight and make it easier to carry.
    "¢ The straps should have high tensile strength.
    "¢ The backpack should be double stitched.
    "¢ Zippers should be of good quality so they do not rust. (Some days it may rain - and zippers that rust may ruin an otherwise good backpack once winter starts.)
    "¢ Handles that are reinforced are a plus. This is often a weak spot for those students who regularly overload their backpacks. Look for extra stitching and backing in these areas.
    "¢ The book bag should also look attractive to the student.
     
  13. jslade

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    I really like this Makr one. I wonder if I could find it on sale anywhere, as the $290 price tag is a bit steep for what it is. Cotton duck and Horween leather, for anyone who's curious.

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  14. the shah

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  15. karmaguy

    karmaguy Senior member

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    i know a while back some people were talking about herschel supply bags. I bought the village backpack last year, and found it to be so poorly made I sent an email to the company with some complaints and suggestions for improving the bag. they apologized and had me mail mine back for an exchange. However, the exchange took 2 months and the bag I received is definitely not something I would buy again. As mentioned before, the leather on the bottom of the bag is artificial/crappy, and the zippers and stitching are not too great. Overall, not a bag I would recommend.
     
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  16. roryben

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    i know a while back some people were talking about herschel supply bags. I bought the village backpack last year, and found it to be so poorly made I sent an email to the company with some complaints and suggestions for improving the bag. they apologized and had me mail mine back for an exchange. However, the exchange took 2 months and the bag I received is definitely not something I would buy again. As mentioned before, the leather on the bottom of the bag is artificial/crappy, and the zippers and stitching are not too great. Overall, not a bag I would recommend.

    Thanks - I was wondering about these.
     
  17. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    I got a Herschel claim for my Dad since he used to have one similar to it ages ago. It has a lot better straps than some of the other packs by Herschel.

    He likes it and at the price point can you really complain?

    http://needsupply.com/claim.html
     
  18. jet

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    alta dena rucksack nuff said
     
  19. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    Edit: I realize this might not fit in exactly with this thread, but here goes anyway: I've got this one from Epperson. Inventory has another style, and Garbstore also has this in blue & red. I think the pack looks great, it definitely leaves something to be desired in comfort, but I'm happy with it. [​IMG]
     
  20. Harbin

    Harbin Senior member

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    ^if there were only one of those leather patches and one belt loop I would be all over it
     

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