It’s rare that color causes a real obstacle to my appreciation of a particular design. Although not every color fits into my wardrobe, I can usually see how they might fit into the wardrobes of others, and thus, I can appreciate their merits. The middling beige-tan color of the Marc by Marc Jacobs Framed Hobo, though? No thanks.

If I were in a diplomatic mood, I might say that it’s the color of a latte. Instead, there’s a grey undertone that I just can’t shake, no matter how faint it might be, and the wrinkly pleated leather at the center makes it sort of look like brains. There, I said it. Brains. Does anyone else see it, or have I had one too many Diet Cokes today?

It’s just a little too squishy and beige. If it was squishy and, say, red? I’d be all about it. Purple? Great. Even black or a blue-undertoned grey would look great, but the combination of the leather and the color is just too off-putting. Other than that, the texture of the leather looks oh-so-touchable and the shape looks perfect for everyday use. Eventually this design will arrive in other colors, and when it does, I’ll be glad to forget about this one. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $498.

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Marianna
Marianna
12 years ago

I don’t care for the color much and your description is stuck in my head! hahaha (ipad)

Joyce
Joyce
12 years ago

It may be squishy brains, but it looks like huggable leather! (ipad)

Mochababe73
Mochababe73
12 years ago

I love the leather, but to be honest, I don’t really like the bag itself. The shoulder strap looks like it’s inadequate compared to the rest of the bag which looks quite substantial.
I would really need to see it in person.

Ruhee
Ruhee
12 years ago

At first glance, I liked the bag but after reading your description only one thing stands out, BRAINS!(ipad)

Shannon
Shannon
12 years ago

The shoulder strap looks so weird- tiny and thin, compared to the rest of the bag!! I do actually like the color, and I don’t mind if it looks like brains. (iPad)

Limey
Limey
12 years ago

love the style, but yes, definitely in a different colour… something more bold… (ipad)

Miriam
Miriam
12 years ago

I don’t like the strap, the color, or the brains(ipad)

Lianne
Lianne
12 years ago

I like the shape and I like the colour, but for me it’s the pleating that makes it unworkable. (ipad)

pursemonkey
pursemonkey
12 years ago

BWAHAHA!! Brains?! Hee.
I actually don’t mind the color but I’d need to see this style IRL to know whether I truly like it. Anxious to see what other colors it comes in! (ipad)

19yearslater
19yearslater
12 years ago

Ugh, yuck. I don’t wear tan or salmon colors on my clothes or bags, so this is an automatic no for me. (ipad)

GG Pastel