The brand is launching its first collection of bags and wallets for men, rendered in rough-yet-refined goatskin and calfskin, in an edited array of shapes and styles perfect for the modern man including a duffle, tote, backpack, gym sack, messenger bag and wallets. We’ve got your exclusive first look on the line right here.
We spend 365 days playing with everything we can get our hands on to bring you this: the most lust-inducing gear, tools, accessories, and gadgets of 2011, including this sleek, futuristic-looking duffel bag by Alejandro Ingelmo. We’ll reveal more of our picks on our Tumblr over the next few days, but for the complete list, head to GQ.com right now.
The GQ Eye’s Sean Hotchkiss has the scoop: VANS’ Taka Hayashi and the Bray brothers from Billykirk have gotten together on a killer three piece capsule collection that’s going to be available in early December. The two shoes: the dressier Vans Derby TH LX, and the park-ready Sk8-Hi TH LX, both feature classic VANS outsoles (crepe and gum, respectively) with artisan-feeling leather uppers. And the handmade, padded laptop bag? A work of art. We asked Chris Bray from BillyKirk a little more about the collaboration. Read on »
We’re really into backpacks right now, and this one is special. Futuristic sportswear favorite ISAORA has teamed with Japanese brand Porter to design a bag that mimics the “Poirer Pack,” an 1882 design that many believe was the blueprint for the backpack as we know it today. All we know is that this is one sharp and functional satchel. And if the aesthetics, and functionality don’t hook you, how about the fact that $200 of your purchase will go towards the Japanese Red Cross in support of relief following this past spring’s tsunami. That’s gear with a supersize conscious.