We try and make it a point to do Man Bag Monday for one reason and one reason only – bags made for men can be every bit as stylish and beautiful as those made for women, and a lot of them are so nice that I wouldn’t think twice about carrying one. Androgyny is in! Just as Andrej Pejic.
And that’s what kept me so transfixed by these pictures that Vlad took of Brad Goreski outside of the Salvatore Ferragamo Resort 2012 show in New York a few weeks ago. His Louis Vuitton Keepall 45 Bandouliere could be carried by literally anyone and look chic.
For some reason, this bag has been playing tricks on me. Initially, I assumed it was one of Louis Vuitton’s men’s travel bags. But then, the size of the bag started making me second-guess myself, and I thought perhaps it was the biggest version of Sofia Coppola’s hugely successful leather bags for Vuitton. But the women’s bags come with a clochette instead of a luggage tag, which this satchel very clearly has, so perhaps the 45s just aren’t as big in real life as they are in my mind. For those hell-bent on traditional masculinity, this design is probably best left for use as an overnight bag or carry-on, but I think it works equally well as a bag to carry to the office. If the lady of the house doesn’t steal it first, that is. Buy through Louis Vuitton. I can’t tell which leather Brad’s bag is, but the Epi version sells for $1890.