The Definitive MANBAG Thread Part I: 2009-2014

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

  1. PocketCircle

    PocketCircle Senior member

    Messages:
    3,776
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2008
    Location:
    Istanbul
  2. dshack

    dshack Senior member

    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    One week left in Japan, with a little spending money left over from an internship here. Don't really have a bag other than timbuk2 messenger packs, and itching for something a little classier (but not too flambouyant, since I'm headed back to down-to-earth portland). Suggestions? Porter?
     
  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    9,106
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    I'll post a pic of my margiela bag if I get around to it.

    Damn I'm lazy.
     
  4. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

    Messages:
    1,935
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Location:
    land o the green
    ^that is pretty nice where's it made?

    not sure, dont have it with me atm, but I will check later... someone else on here had one as well, i forget who though
     
  5. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    x-posted:

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. robin

    robin Senior member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Likes Received:
    153
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    ^that is pretty nice where's it made?
    It's made in China, as are the rest of Barbour's bags.
     
  7. pdsf

    pdsf Senior member

    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Location:
    Pacific NW
    x-posted:

    [​IMG]


    That's it. You have convinced me. I am officially in love with Glaser Designs. [​IMG] What size is it, and what type of leather?
     
  8. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    Here are the swatches they sent me. Mine is nominally espresso brown, but I think is somewhere in between the chestnut and espresso swatches they sent. They do a lot of hand rubbing and such to the leather, so I doubt each one comes out looking the same. Also I have no idea how old the swatches are and whether they've changed.

    Size is largest carry-on size.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Hobbs

    Hobbs Senior member

    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    Ireland
    That is a beautiful bag - do they offer the option of having no logos though?
     
  10. sologigolos

    sologigolos Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
  11. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

    Messages:
    1,935
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Location:
    land o the green
    Here are the swatches they sent me. Mine is nominally espresso brown, but I think is somewhere in between the chestnut and espresso swatches they sent. They do a lot of hand rubbing and such to the leather, so I doubt each one comes out looking the same. Also I have no idea how old the swatches are and whether they've changed.

    Size is largest carry-on size.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]



    that bag is about $800 correct?
     
  12. pdsf

    pdsf Senior member

    Messages:
    876
    Likes Received:
    19
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2008
    Location:
    Pacific NW
    Isaac Reina has been making some nice looking bags for a few seasons now:

    http://www.isaacreina.com

    I have not seen one in person though (quite limited distribution over in the US).
     
  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,145
    Likes Received:
    3,253
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Rach- I can't believe I just read through this entire thread. This is really good stuff and I enjoy your comments. Good work.

    One of the bags you haven't yet mentioned and is a personal favorite of mine is Brady bags. They are handmade in the UK since the 1880's. The current owner bought the company from the Brady grand children and he is a maker of fine leather polo saddles and ridding accessories. All made in the Midlands by hand by fine leather and fabric craftsmen. The bags are for hunting & fishing. But a few have been recently designed for town & country. Here are mine. The fishing bag is from 1986. I bought it as a dipper bag when my son was born. The rubber liner was ideal for formula, wipes and spare diapers.

    The square bag was made for the Dover Street Market. I used it to carry artwork.

    The fabric on both is a tight, twill. Much finer than canvas, The leather is a true bridle leather. I know a lot of you guys rave about Filson, but if you want a step up in refinement but with a true outdoor pedigree, then check out Brady.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. CunningSmeagol

    CunningSmeagol Senior member

    Messages:
    3,933
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    that bag is about $800 correct?

    Thereabouts, yes. Also I'm sure they could leave the logo, off. Everything is MTO. I was going to do a custom logo, which I believe is $100 extra, but they needed a .eps file from photoshop, which I couldn't seem to muster in time.
     
  15. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

    Messages:
    1,935
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    Location:
    land o the green
    Thereabouts, yes. Also I'm sure they could leave the logo, off. Everything is MTO. I was going to do a custom logo, which I believe is $100 extra, but they needed a .eps file from photoshop, which I couldn't seem to muster in time.

    I like it alot but a little to much $$$ for me atm... looks great tho
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by