The Definitive MANBAG Thread Part I: 2009-2014

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

  1. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    Like some painter spills beer on the canvas and calls it "Art"
     


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    IMA COP if you sell
     


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    the 'designer' calls out matt on his post http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=1081) via facebook. LINK
    While I don't have anything against the stuff he's making, the bag in question is probably as minimalist as a weekender can be. You can't 'knock off' something like that, just like you can't knock off a bomber jacket or any other timeless piece. I also get the feeling matt's post was more of a tongue-in-cheek jab at the lack of design and finising rather than an actual interest check [​IMG]
     


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    His design is not a trademark, therefore anyone can copy. Welcome to the fashion world Basil.
     


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    I was more curious to know which shape you preferred, but thank you for this interesting piece of trivia.
    Is this verifiable? It sounds like it could be apocryphal.
    To be honest, I was thinking more of getting the brown, though. I'm going through a muted-color phase.


    Cheers Softy,
    I like them all - v nice stuff. Brown is more practical but London is stunning and will mellow down and acquire a much loved/used patina over the years. RE trivia, I got the info from a long serving tanner in Northhampton so have to think it is probably true. Best, Tim
     


  7. Jr Mouse

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    the 'designer' calls out matt on his post http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...postcount=1081) via facebook. LINK While I don't have anything against the stuff he's making, the bag in question is probably as minimalist as a weekender can be. You can't 'knock off' something like that, just like you can't knock off a bomber jacket or any other timeless piece. I also get the feeling matt's post was more of a tongue-in-cheek jab at the lack of design and finising rather than an actual interest check [​IMG]
    Wow! [​IMG] EDIT: To be honest while the rest of the collection is not my thing, the weekender in question here is really nice. I would be interested in finding out more if it had an optional shoulder strap. It's a must for me.
     


  8. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I really like the classic shape of this bag and the price is not bad for the construction and materials used:

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    Qara Medico Bag
     


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    i like the bag but i'd imagine it'd be really hard to pull off
     


  10. Jr Mouse

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    i like the bag but i'd imagine it'd be really hard to pull off

    Really? I don't think so at all. It's very masculine.
     


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    He means it would make you look like a medical doctor from the old west and therefore be difficult to pull off without looking campy. "Modern" takes on dr. bags and brief bags and other profession-specific bags can look douchey when used as a handbag.
     


  12. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He means it would make you look like a medical doctor from the old west and therefore be difficult to pull off without looking campy. "Modern" takes on dr. bags and brief bags and other profession-specific bags can look douchey when used as a handbag.

    Yeah I can see what you mean, but I think it's classic enough to not look douchey.
     


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    This is actually how I feel about mailbags/messenger bags as well, but those became such an established form of common sense that I guess no one but me thinks they look like props.
     


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    I really like the classic shape of this bag and the price is not bad for the construction and materials used:

    [​IMG]

    Qara Medico Bag


    To be honest, on second view it looks kind of like a fancy gym bag :/
     


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    He means it would make you look like a medical doctor from the old west and therefore be difficult to pull off without looking campy. "Modern" takes on dr. bags and brief bags and other profession-specific bags can look douchey when used as a handbag.

    I think most of the bag styles we have these days for men are basically derivatives of classic bag designs. For example, the Billykirk/John & Mary/Sir and Madame weekender bags are just updated versions of the old tool bag. Messenger bags...self-explanatory. I have yet to see a good take on the old doctor bag though! Ideas ideas... [​IMG]
     


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