Trav: I am loving this new popularity and variety in men bags. These days men can get away with a lot more. I personally have come along way from the typical backpack. I’m now usually never seen without a messenger bag strap around my shoulder but sometimes more space is needed and that’s where duffel/weekender bags come in. For those who carry quite a few things on a daily basis and need that extra space, a duffel is one of the best ways to go. The weekender is the best bet for those quick overnight trips but they can also be used as an everyday bag, that’s what makes them so unique. Most menswear brands have at least one of these bags as a part of their accessories so finding a large variety to pick and choose from is a fairly easy task.
Fit Details: GAP cardigan, Banana Rep shirt, Uniqlo plaid tie, acid wash jeans from UO, BKc denim duffel and Clarks Desert Boots. The GAP cardigan is actually pretty old, picture it with sleeves, you’ve probably seen me in it previously on the blog. I took it to the tailor and had him cut the sleeves off, a very tedious task with it being knitwear and all. At first he said it could not be done but I begged and he succumbed. He said it took him forever but it turned out great. I love it.
Below is the very well made BKc denim duffel bag. I love the raw feel of the denim and the solid, thickens of the leather. Anyone that knows me know that I am big fan of anything denim. There seems to be quite a few denim bags on the market, this BKc one is honestly one of the best I’ve come across. It’s not too heavy and unbearable and not too light and flimsy. Keep a close eye on the guys over at BKc as they unveil a couple well anticipated surprises for the upcoming season.
Just a quick list below of some of the bags that caught my eye. Personally i prefer bags with a shoulder strap, they just seem more practical. Most bags have them but I’ve seen a couple without it. It’s always good to be able to use both hands without laying the bag on the floor. Aside from denim, I also love wool and that Pendleton bag below is one of the dopest I’ve seen. Filson also uses the wool nicely.