I have to admit, i love crumpler. the stuff is so damned well made, its indisputable. I would love to work for this company, they are based in Vietnam, heres a few pics of their travel pieces, a solid move on from their famous messengers.
All details down to their zip pulls are very moorish. if crumpler were a food, they might be cashew nuts.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Vivienne Westwood mens barrel bag in red and white, with the signature pointed handle trim. This bag has a slight nautical feel and is definitely a man's size barrel.
Seen in italy at Mipel tradeshow. The brand is Spada by Regina. The slouchy full leather construction gives this bag a timeless, quality feel.
With an American varsity feel, Franklin and Marshall have been trying to bring back college chic. This is a very sporty interpretation of the classic barrel bag made from lightweight nylon and featuring massive branding.
American Apparel Barrel bag, soft and slouchy and looks best when its almost empty, the skinny jeans boys can be seen around camden with one of these over their shoulders.
Seen on the streets of Japan, this mini barrel bag held with two top handles has a LV feel to it. Printing and hanging trinkets also work with this.
My favourite street shot showing a dirty natural leather barrel bag being held, not by the handles but more like a clutch grabbed at the top. Beware: extra slouchy!
Furla from spring/summer 2009. Leather trim with nylon body. This one would also look much better empty with a very slouchy feel.
Seen on the mens spring / summer 2009 catwalks - louis vuitton has come up with this more structured barrel bag.
Laphan Fan barrel bag, don't know much about this one but its nice.
Dirk Bikkembergs, spring / summer 2009, barrel bag with a football patchwork type construction on the end panels.