Posts Tagged ‘travel bags

Get Familiar: ‘Ver Eo’ Bags

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Urban Graduates,…


…Christmas is almost here and I’m sure that most of you have been shopping for others and yourself (I personally shop for myself first because it makes it easier for me to spread the holiday spirit).  December 25th will come and go as soon as you think and so will the New Years and the presidential inauguration.  And before you know it Spring will be upon us…and it will be time to hit the beach.  In preparation I have compiled a list of some hip Spring travel bags.  Nothing says what the f@%$ like a flyly dressed individual on the beach or walking the city with a crappy, contrasting travel bag.  And this is by no means an exhaustive list, feel free to let me know what other bag would make a great addition.

Fred Perry Contrast Barrel Bag

Brooks Brothers Oil Cloth Backpack


GOOGIM Wing Crest Duffle BagGOOGIM Wing Logo Accent Backpack

Marc by Marc Jacobs Blue Canvas Colorblock Weekend BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Blue Canvas Colorblock Weekend Bag (inside)

Bruxe the greene 3 day pk backpack

Bruxe - The Jefferson Rolling Bag

Bruxe-Greene Three Day Pack

Bruxe-Jefferson Rolling Duffel

Vael Project Rucksack

Vael Project Rucksack [back]

Vael Project Tote

Vael Project Tote [back]

Just thought these were cool (still trying to find out availability)…


Written by thesmartorialist

December 18, 2008 at 3:29 am

The Urban Graduate [satchels]

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As an Urban Graduate, there are 5 ESSENTIAL BAGS to have. No, I’m not talking about purses or manbags, I’m talking about REAL carry-alls. Pay close attention as we run down the list:

1. Classic Backpack: Whether you’re still a student, or just a student of life — a traditional backpack is always necessary. Stay away from bulky bags (since the stuff you put in your bag will create the bulk), and always opt for comfortable straps. Jansport and Northface are good brands to go with.

2. Messenger/Shoulder Bag: These are considered the mature alternative to the backpack. Favored in urban environments, the messenger/shoulder bag should be simple, vertical or horizontal. Leather (Wilson’s Leather, Banana Republic) or polyester/nylon (Timbuk2, Manhattan Portage) will do the trick.

3. Laptop bag/case: Although both the backpack and messenger bag are capable of storing a laptop, the laptop bag is NECESSARY. I mean, I bet a Phillips screwdriver fits inside a bunch of containers, but we put it in a TOOLBOX for a reason. Slimmer, sleeker — this bag should complement the tool inside. Targus, Knomo, Ro Tuck, and Composition are my choice brands.

4. Briefcase: The Briefcase is seen as an international symbol of business integrity. As you transition, be sure to add this item into your repertoire. There are sooo many rules for briefcases; just remember the basics – black or brown leather, straps & buckles or locks, not bulky. Most of all, the case should match the person. Wilson’s Leather is where price meets quality; if you’ve got the bucks — Go T. Anthony LTD.

5. Travel/Duffle bag: Finally, your all purpose bag. Good for the gym, or for leisure travel. Canvas is good for the summer, whereas leather and polyester/nylon are better for varying climates. PLEEASEE do away with the “I played Soccer/Basketball/Football” – equipment bags! Stick to clean, logo-minimalist bags (unless you’re being sponsored by NIKE, of course). Quality first, H&M or J. Crew on the lower end, and for the higher(-est) end, Goyard.

Written by great8productions

July 30, 2008 at 7:22 pm