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The Definitive MANBAG Thread, Part II: 2014~

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by rach2jlc, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Othello

    Othello Senior Member

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    Here's how my frank Clegg has held up since I purchased last spring-few trips and it fits in the overhead bin luckily. no real scuffs or marks

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  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I got one of these a week before Pitti Uomo, and yeah, they really are quite nice, especially for as a business bag or briefcase, especially for the price. I took some pictures:
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    Pockets from everywhere.

    Anyway. their affiliate vendor thread is here: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/faire-leather-co-official-affliate-thread.591738/page-2
     


  3. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Still trying to beat up my bag; it's holding up amazing. Really pleased with this bag and the design, quality, and construction.
     


  4. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Gianfranco Ferre was always one of my favorites when he was alive; I was lucky to snag several of the bags from the last few collections before he passed. This one is a laptop briefcase that's functional, yet fun. It's from S/S 2008.

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  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    My wife has actually appropriated mine (note to married guys out there, the real adage is "What's hers is hers, and what's mine is hers.") and she loves it. It's a nice size to carry some extra stuff if needed, and she like the thick shoulder strap when she is schlepping it across campus (she is a professor, for those who don't know, and sometimes has classes/meetings all over a fairly large campus)
     


  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Next month, or when my budget is replenished, I'm getting Troubadour leather backpack, so... I'll try to review that here.
     


  7. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Looking forward to it. Probably my favorite leather backpack of recent memory is the one from CK Collection they produced for 3-4 seasons in many different leathers/colorways. The natural one is nice:

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    just got the leather backpack from hooks and albert. feels solid. can't tell about the quality of the leather, but stitching feels tight, perfect size, seems practical; we'll see if the leather breaks-in at all, but it feels more like LV leather that stays hard.
     


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    I have an acquaintance looking to sell me this vintage Bally made in Italy briefcase. Thoughts? It looks to be in mint condition. He’s looking for $260USD which I think is a bit steep. I’ve already got an Hermes SAD in 41 Togo. I’m not completely sold on the combination on the lock on this bag. Feels a bit too suitcasey

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    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    $260 for vintage Bally is very pricey, mint condition or not. I'd pass. When he comes down to around $100, then go for it.

    @colabear I'm not Mulberry's biggest fan, usually, but I must admit that is a beautiful color and a nice, classic style. Enjoy it!
     
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    ^ thank you! I primary bought the bag because of the color, it's called oxblood. I own several older styles from Mulberry and the leathers used back then were better than the new one I got. The leather of the new bags are stiffer and have have a more uniform grain on the surface.
     


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    but isn't your money her money and her money her money? LOL
     


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    I honestly have not seen my own paycheck or distribution from any of the companies in which I have ownership in years. I don't remember the password to any of our bank accounts. I occasionally get cashback at the grocery store, and I have some credit cards. So... yeah.
     


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    So I spent part of this week in the hospital and long story short apparently I have Type 1 Diabetes. So for the rest of my time on this planet I am going to have to haul along a bunch of gear such as insulin pens, needles, blood glucose meter and test strips. If I am going to have to do this I want to do it in style if I can. So any suggestions for a nice messenger bag to carry it all in would be appreciated.
     


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