For most large brands, men’s bags are something of and afterthought. If a satchel or tote design works well in the women’s line, it gets simplified, enlarged and made more neutral in order to appeal to dudes, and that’s about as far as most brands go when it comes to innovative design for their male fanbases.
No matter your gender, Coach’s men’s bags are a collection worth paying attention to, and that’s especially true when the brand reaches out to one of its favorite artists for a collaboration. Earlier today, Coach debuted its Men’s Spring 2017 1941 collection, and for a very limited time, you can buy a selection of the bags, accessories and ready-to-wear straight off the runway, including many pieces hand-customized by celebrated Los Angeles-based artist Gary Baseman.
Father’s Day is this weekend, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to get for your dad, husband or any of the other dads in your life. As a broad demographic group, dads aren’t known to be the most stylish people among us, but even if not all of them are great at picking their own ties, most appreciate something nice when it’s put in front of them.
Louis Vuitton is in an interesting spot right now. Even though the brand has long wanted to put more of an emphasis on its leather goods and deflect a bit of attention from its iconic monogram and Damier canvases, monograms are gaining popularity, and now it has to find a way to both stoke its leather business and capitalize on a conflicting trend in which it already fits perfectly.
You can’t really blame us for concentrating almost entirely on women’s bags; they have, for PurseBlog’s entire existence, been much more aesthetically interesting than those made for men. The male-focused accessories market is starting to expand a bit, though, and it’s a great time to be a man in the market for a new bag.
Your dad or husband might not exactly be a clothes horse, but in my experience, few men are immune to the charms of something nice once they have it. That makes Father’s Day (this Sunday–don’t forget!) the perfect opportunity to shine up someone’s wardrobe a little bit, and because the menswear market has expanded so much over the past few years, there are plenty of ways to do it, from simple and subtle to expensive and grand.
When you ride the New York subway every day at regular commuting hours, you see a lot of different kinds of bags; after all, New Yorkers can stow things in their cars during the day, and whatever we want to have from the time we leave in the morning until we get home at night has to be carried somewhere on our person.