If you are feeling a sense of deja-vu right now and wondering why the bag above looks familiar here’s the answer. I recently blogged about the same bag (but in canvas) which I declared will be my birthday gift to myself once February 2010 swings by. Now I’m wondering if I spoke too soon since I beginning to fall for the leather version as well.
Frankly, nothing beats the sensual feel, heady aroma and sheer intensity of real leather. I would know; I own at least 3 myself; 2 weekenders from Balenciaga and the Mulberry Mabel Holdall. I know what naysayers will say though; that leather bags are heavy. To which I will reply, which man (heterosexual or otherwise) doesn’t like to have toned arms? Don’t be a wimp, take it like a man and just imagine yourself working out at the gym.
But back to the conundrum at hand; should I swop from canvas to leather instead?
And while you are pondering on my behalf, here are the other 2 leather bags from the Spring-Summer 2010 Mens Burberry Prorsum that have made it into production. On the left, an old-school leather backpack which can also be carried via its top handle, and on the right, another leather tote with a zippered bottom, good for gym shoes and other bits.
As all of you may know, I am not the biggest fan of backpacks ever, and I often get emails from gainfully employed heterosexual men asking me what type/brand of backpack they should get. Well, here is the answer. If you have to get a backpack make sure it is this one (or something really similar). Not those from Deuter/Eastpak/Jansport (unless you are still in school/or want your girlfriend to dump you voluntarily).
The one here rocks. The rest do not.
Images: Burberry Prorsum