I’m always getting emails from men asking me about the perfect briefcase, since that’s the first thing that comes to mind as they make that transition from boy to man as they (hopefully) dump the backpack and go for something more appropriate for work. And while the mediocre options are endless when it comes to bags like these (think departmental store bargain bins), I’ve always liked what Mulberry has had to offer season after season.
And from their Fall-Winter 2010 Mens Mulberry collection comes these 3 particular designs I’m quite smitten over. Take the Mulberry Tristan (shown above) for example. Measuring 40 cm across, this handsome heavy-grained leather brief is best suited for those in law or medicine in my opinion. Just picture George Clooney (as Doug Ross in ER) carrying this baby. Nuff said.
Then there’s the Mulberry Philip, a smaller, thinner flap closure briefcase that has its classic good looks boding well for it. It’s not fancy, does not have a million pockets or is able to transform into 4 other types of bags, which is just the way I like it. Measuring 38.5 cm by 28.5 cm, it’s one brief that creative types could embrace when they’re going for the geeky designer look.
Last but not least we’ve got the Mulberry Tony, which is also new for F/W10. The first thing that popped to mind? Is it just me or does this look like something financial planners/housing agents would nice? Outwardly modern, it’s structured leather handles and slightly rounded corners make for a brief that’s also safe and conventional. And because those in the occupations I’ve just mentioned always need to carry their laptops around, the Tony also comes an internal padded section for the laptop as well as an additional drawstring fabric pouch for cables and the like.
All 3 are slated for worldwide release come July 2010, and I probably be doing another post then to update on all the prices so stay tuned.
Oh and before I sign off, here’s something I want for myself, the Mulberry Tristan Envelope. Yum…