Correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s been a long time since any male reader emailed me asking about anything bags or SLGs from Coach. And frankly, I’m not really that surprised either, considering the fact that most of their bags and SLGs only had one look; sedate, conservative, and if I daresay, even a little on the boring side.
With that said, I was pleasantly impressed when I received the images from the upcoming Spring-Summer 2011 Mens Coach collection, which attempts to shed its fuddy-duddy image altogether with pieces that are bolder, in colours that are much younger, and generally more fashion-forward.
First up we’ve got the Coach Langton collection, made up of grained leather pieces that reminded me of Louis Vuitton’s Taiga. Available in a variety of bright cheerful colours as well as the usual sedate shades, prices range from USD58 for the card case (in Brown) to USD158 for the slim billfold (in Blue). I actually like the zip envelope (in Black) myself, and that will retail for USD118.
Here’s the Coach Python collection for men, a slighter bigger collection with more pieces including the banker’s envelope and travel journal. With prices ranging from USD228 for the travel photo frame to USD428 for the banker’s envelope, I’m guessing they are probably made up of real exotic python skins.
A third collection which consists of pieces made up of canvas (the Coach Sheldon Canvas collection) is nautical-inspired, which I think will work for those into outdoor activities and don’t want to end up ruining their more pricey leather pieces. And with prices starting from USD68 apiece, it isn’t too expensive either.
So, what do you think boys?