It’s been a while since I blogged about anything for men, since of late everything out there happens to fall on either side of the extreme. It’s either really boring, or so out there no man in their right mind would actually touch it. So you can imagine my relief when I spotted this over on Mr Porter, a new arrival from Gucci’s Fall-Winter 2017 collection for the boys.
Known as the Embroidered Tiger Leather Messenger, it is your straightforward standard leather messenger, a 36 cm by 27 cm full grained leather number that comes with a front flap you can fasten down by way of its two front buckles. Furnished with its own thick green/red/green striped canvas shoulder sling, it opens to a roomy compartment within.
Which is pretty much it, except for the embroidered winged tiger appliqué that Creative Director Alessandro Michele drew inspiration from mythical folklore that’s not too outlandish, even on a men’s bag. Priced at GBP1610, you’ll find it online via Mr Porter, and I’m pretty sure locally at our Gucci boutiques in Singapore as well. Not too boring, not too loud, it is absolutely paw-some. I mean, awesome.