It can be tough to find a bag that fits your personal style. If you’re a Rick head you may have struggled to find something that matches your outfits perfectly. This grained calfskin backpack from the current season is a perfect accompaniment to your year round goth fits. Details include a carry handle, adjustable shoulder straps and D-ring hardware at the side.
The only downside is the price, available online HERE.
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I find that backpacks are the my favorite way to carry essential items from point A to B. If you’re looking for a new well designed pack, I’ve selected some of the best of the season below.
Acne Olov Backpack
Pretty much as minimal as you can get, this Acne backpack features extremely clean lines in shiny black nylon with minimal stitching. This will pretty much go with anything you want to wear and features a classic schoolbag shape.
$320 at Acne
Visvim 20L Ballistic nylon and canvas backpack
Visvim backpacks are famed for their design, durability and just how damn good they look. These recur season to season with slight revisions on the style popping up each year. This year’s edition comes in navy ballistic nylon with a robust suede bottom. Plenty of zippered pockets and padded back/shoulders will keep you comfortable. While the pricepoint is steep, rest assured that this is one of the best packs on the market.
$690 at Mr.Porter
Undercover Olive Drab Porter Edition Backpack
Undercover re-vives it’s classic bag shape for Fall/Winter 2014 with a collaboration with Porter. The two signature two pocket design is now in standard Porter nylon along with some nice detailing : brass hardware, cowhide trim and tonal stitching. This edition of the pack shouldn’t be around for long so if you can’t scoop an older version online, this may be an excellent choice.
$675 at SSENSE
Master-Piece Surpass Backpack
Master-Piece makes some great packs that provide good value given the made in Japan quality. While plebes might get it mixed up with a Herschel, you’ll be the wiser. Cordura Nylon fabric and leather shoulder straps make this stand above the average pack.
$250 at East Dane
Marni Grey Felt and Leather Backpack
If you’re feeling a bit too grown for a backpack, you may want to go with something a bit more luxe and low-key like this grey felt bag by Marni. A really pared down design that is mainly led by it’s materials. Grey felt wool and contrasting black leather panels. This backpack is job-interview approved.
£600 at Oki-Ni
Balenciaga Classic Traveller Backpack
Balenciaga outfits their Classic Traveller bacckpack in forest green nylon with black leather accents. This is definetly at a luxury designer pricepoint so it isn’t for everyone, but it definetly would pair well with a clean techy wardrobe full of items from Dries, MMM, Jil Sander and Raf. While you may have to be part of the ruling class to afford this thing, those of you can who can pull it should be able to put together some great outfits using it.
$1,465 at Barney’s
While accessories aren’t the first thing to come to mind when you think of Undercover, UC has had a great track record of putting out standout backs, wallets and jewelry in the past. I really like the standard backpack model they used and the camo packs from the ‘Less but Better’ collection are still grails for me.
Haven has received a shipment of the new M6B01 rucksack in grey and black. The nylon packs look durably constructed with a nylon body and leather finishing at the bottom of the pack. Multiple side pockets enable you to organize and stash all the things you need on a daily basis. You can find these over at Haven for $675 USD.
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Eastpak might have made the backpack you bummed around in middle school but they have been stepping up their game in recent years with a series of designer collaborations. Eastpak has worked with the likes of Rick Owens, Raf Simons and Kris Van Asche to produce capsule accessory collections.
In this second collection with Danish brand Wood Wood entitled ‘Modulation’ , Eastpak presents a series of tech-friendly accessories. The bags are constructed from a high quality bonded nylon and feature detachable pockets for gadgets such as iPhones, iPads and laptops. The collection will be released in stores next January.
Photos via The Fader
Supreme SS06 Codura Duffle Bag
Supreme Leopard Camo and Cordura Camera Bags
Supreme 19th Scatterweave Backpack (2005)
Supreme SS11 Olive Zebra Cordura Backpack
Supreme FW08 Backpack
Supreme SS10 Leopard Camo Guide 28 Backpack
Since the brand’s inception Supreme has been putting out seasonal bags, the most popular of which are the duffle bags and backpacks. While they used to only put out one backpack per year, the increased demand has resulted in Supreme cranking out more models. The first backpack I got was my grey Supreme 19th Scatterweave backpack which was made in the USA and featured tons of great details : hidden compartments , metal zips, and durable construction. While the bags are no longer made in the United States, they still represent great quality, functionality at a price that’s fair (at least if you pay retail). Most of the designs are inspired by hiking, vintage or military packs.
The bags used to be a less hyped item that would sit for most of the season but as with many other items expect any desired models to sell out quickly.
Photos by Rocky Li