This year I’m one of the featured bloggers participating in the #BloggerProject for the tradeshow, Project Show (NY & Las Vegas). If you’re not familiar Project Show is a bi-annual trade (US) where clothing/accessories brands present their next session’s collection in the hopes to attract new buyers and press. Project Show created the Blogger Project to connect influential bloggers with brands during the 3 day event to foster relationships and create content.
On day one, I made it my mission to find my three favorite bags from the entire show. The brands that stood out to me were Troubadour, Ro and Will Leather Goods. Take a look at the bags below and let me know your favorite.
Brand: Will Leather Goods
Bag Name & Style: Oaxacan Wool Rug Series Leather Duffel
Specs: 22″ x 13.5 x 9.25
Why I chose this bag: Outside of it being a functional duffel bag, the Oaxacan series of features Eco-friendly wools rugs. More than being a bag, this duffel will definitely become an heirloom piece.
Brand: Troubadour Goods Limited
Bag Name & Style: Barrel Bag
Specs: Materials in Rubber, Leather & Open weave Nylon
Why I chose this bag: Troubadour promotes this bag as a weekender/gym bag. Functionally, the single strap is ideal for bike riders to be worn across the body. The barrel shape is reminiscent of the the military duffel, so that familiarity is attractive, however; the use of rubber as a main material is sexy addition/surprise.
Brand: Ro Bags
Bag Name & Style: Harris G Surplus
Specs: Leather on leather
Why I chose this bag: It’s a struggle to find a work-style tote that doesn’t resemble a beach bag and is actually functional. Ro’s Harris G Surplus isn’t oversized, there’s ample space for my laptop, phone and magazines. This bag is also offered in a canvas option in a variety of colors. And, if you’re the kind of guy that needs to carry a bag on the regular for all of your “things”, this one doesn’t give off the murse vibe.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM