For the past decade or so the modern man has been carrying more items than what will fit in his back pocket. Gone are the days when all we needed to carry was a pair of keys, bi-fold wallet, and a stick of gum. Wallets have gotten longer; i-pads are a must, Nook, and the current issue of GQ magazine, just to name a few of the daily essentials.
Fashion addressed the need to carry all with a wave of must have messengers and stylish briefcases. Yet most recently fashion has backtracked to the backpack years, but with an au courant twist! I must admit a wave of nostalgia instantly swept over me when seeing this high school trend resurface. Hipsters and brands alike have forced contemporary luxury brands to follow suit as well. When looking to jump on board with this season’s manly movement, peruse over brands like Burton, Herschel Supply & Co., Poler, and Spurling Lake.
For the guy who lives in his skinny jeans, chucks, and oversized cardigans opt for tribal, chevron prints, and thick wool fabrics. Dapper dudes looking to up the cool factor to their sleek suiting or tailored trenches should seek out rich leathers with gold or silver hardware. Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton are a few of the luxury labels that have taken their iconic prints to backpacks. Designers are experimenting with intrecciato-patterned leathers, floral printed canvas, and animal imprinted tech-fabrics.
When incorporating any trend into your wardrobe you want to make sure it’s a true reflection of YOU! As I’m someone who loves to mix classic and quirky it was only fitting that my Herschel Supply & Co. beauty depicted that. The houndstooth paired with the polka dots created the perfect stylish amalgam.
With the 90’s resurgence showing no signs of slowing down you’ll definitely want to nab one of these pieces.