It’s been a while since I covered any bags for the guys, so consider this post a double treat. From Gucci’s F/W14 collection comes not one, but two bags worth a closer look, one tall and slim that’s great for work and the other big and roomy good for everything from weekend jaunts overseas to a gym bag for all your workout gear.
First up, the Gucci Convertible Tote that measures 41 cm by 45 cm in height, the leather bag is quite the minimalist dream with nary a monogram in sight; instead all you’re greeted with is grained leather that’s both supple and sturdy, topped off simply with another icon of the Italian house, a pair of blackened bamboo handles. Carry it handheld, sling it over your shoulder or just fold it over and use it as a clutch (shown), this is one bag that’s as versatile as it gets.
Next we’ve got the Gucci Top Handle Duffle, which is as ginormous as it gets as far as holdalls/weekenders are concerned. Spanning a good 66 cm across by 47 cm tall, the grained leather bag’s design is also deceptively simple. Built with a pair of top handles that can be adjusted up to 5 different lengths, there isn’t a zip on top nor are there buttons or clasps. You simply fold down the flap to ‘close’ it, and do the reverse to ‘open’ it, allowing for quick and easy access.
Available in muted pastel tones, you’ll find both bags online via Mr Porter where they retail for GBP2167 each. Yes, you read that right; they are priced exactly the same. The only downside? They only come in Brown. Which leaves just Gucci boutiques in Singapore where you’ll find them in a wider array of hues.