Monsters and Man Bags

by United Blogs of Benetton on: February 17th, 2010

Was Floyd a little psychic when he submitted these images and a video of his great moves (nothing like a double summersault to get the adrenaline going…)? I was drawn to his distinctive patterened top that could have been lifted from Dries Van Noten (the ultimate pattern mixer…) archive and also his document bag that doubles up as a satchel. Floyd also looks distinctly comfortable with his document holder/satchel too which isn’t that surprising considering the rise and establishment of the man bag is well and truly completed. Actually, let’s stop using the term ‘man bag’ shall well. A man referring to his bag as a ‘man bag’ needs to be regarded with some suspicion.

I’ve always admired Chris & Tibor as the go-to for bags aimed at guys. They always seem to fuse functionality and a consideration for materials too. For something that’s slightly out of the box though, they are currently taking pre-orders for their amazing collaboration with bonkers menswear designer Walter van Beirendonck, seen on the Paris runways complete with gigantic plastic headphones.

On another note, I really think I need to connect 15 year old Mel Richards who seems to have a penchant for animal-related accessories with amazing knitwear designer Yang Du who has in the past knitted pork chops and giant strawberries to incorporate into her collections. Yang Du always walks the line between the surreal and the ridiculous with her collections which is why her work is always endearing. Her latest S/S 10 collection has plenty of Mickey-Mouse type knitted hats that I think Mel would really appreciate.

Question: What’s your man-bag preference?

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