WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie - Fall / Winter 2012 Collection
The Autumn/Winter collection from luxury luggage and travel accessories brand WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie brings with it duality, versatility and adaptability. Driven by the need for permanence in an ever-evolving environment, the new collection offers a seamlessness of narrative from past collections. Perennial pieces are refined and reimagined and the key characteristics of the brand have been deconstructed to create a new line of accessories including slippers, bracelets and gloves. Inspired by the longevity, functionality, mobility and art of midcentury design and architecture, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie have created a collection that reflects these characteristics and enables us to influence our environment and our identity.
Woolrich x Frost River “Canoe Pack”
The “Canoe Pack” is one of the many collaborative projects between Woolrich John Rich & Bros & Frost River that will be available for the S/S 2012 season.
- Water repellent
- Handmade in Duluth, MN
- Buck Skip Straps, tanned in Owatonna, MN
- All leather trim is from the Red Wing Tannery
- Available in Sage and Navy.
- Suggested Retail Price: $350
- All canvas is 100% Martexin waxed canvas from Farfield Textile in New Jersey, a 7th generation company that uses top grade materials.
Farfield Textile has the ability to place the waxing in the canvas as they mill the canvas itself into fabric. The wax will never transfer onto clothing and will most likely never need to be repaired or re-waxed
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Special thanks to the Askov Finlayson shop in Minneapolis, MN
Rusty Mill makes more than just jeans and has also produced a draw string duffle out of natural un-dyed denim. The bag has a burlap webbing handle and adjustable shoulder straps which makes it a great weekend bag option or perfectly proportioned for a day at the beach. And if you’re into brand loyalty, Rusty Mill Denim Co. also makes an indigo denim beach or picnic blanket, exclusively for Olaf’s, that can complete your denim-sponsored day in the sand. (via Stuff We Like: Rusty Mill Denim Co.: The GQ Eye: GQ on Style: GQ)
Superior Labor - Engineer’s Bag
We’ve always enjoyed the contributions of The Superior Labor to the tool bag movement. This Khaki version of their Engineer Bag is no exception. The Japanese company make a range of accessories but their carriers remain the star of the show. The large natural leather pocket on the front makes this one, matching handle and a detachable cross body strap mean it can be thrown over your shoulder for hands-free moments. The painted base finishes it off perfectly, nice one The Superior Labor. Find it at Slow down Joe.
The Hammarhead Day Pack resulted from our search for a minimal bag suitable for riding and capable of holding the tools of modern life.
Constructed from waterproof waxed cotton, black leather and parachute hardware, the backpack features a roll top enclosure and the interior sleeves for a 15” laptop, iPad, and Kindle. The Hammarhead Day Pack is perfect for the daily commute or weekend ride.
Made in USA | All Domestic Materials | Waxed Cotton and Leather Construction
Ally Capellino - Dean Rucksack
Originally starting life solely a womenswear label in 1980, Ally Capellino has grown into a brand that is synonymous with elegance and functionality, melding the two together to create pieces that are as welcome on Scarfell Pike as they are at St. Pancras International. The Dean Rucksack is constructed from sturdy cotton canvas with a coated base and thick bridle leather strap closure, the bag is hardwearing enough to withstand plenty of rough treatment and keep your belongings safe
Smith + Butler x Masterpiece
Brooklyn-based boutique Smith + Butler teams up with respected Japanese bagmaker Masterpiece on a handcrafted backpack and messenger. The bags ($400-$440) are constructed from parafin-coated 20 x 20 cotton with oiled leather trim. Link
Eayrslee Carry Goods
We were sent some bags to review and upon viewing i was highly attracted specifically to the Jones Duffel. We wanted to show the bag in a travel-like fashion. It makes a great carry on when traveling via plane. The interior of the bag features a laptop slot. This is a mix of canvas-like material and leather. The inside is lined with almost a navy silk. We also featured and shot the Antique tan Nicholson Bag. This is an all leather briefcase which can be carried like an every-day briefcase but it can also be used as a backpack which in my opinion, if you’re on foot a lot, this comes in handy. (via ANCHOR DIVISION)
John Chapman ‘Flyfisher’ Bag
Straight out of Carlise, England comes John Chapman and his Spring 2012 ‘Flyfisher’ bag, a shoulder slinger that mixes classic aesthetics with handmade quality. Canvas, tweed, leather and brass combine to create this compact bag with a very military feel, staying true to traditional functionality that any decent bag should have. Although it seems built for mining streams for fish gold, this versatile bag fits in just as well in the blacktop jungle.
ACNE - Everest Tan S/S 2012 Bag
Acne Everest is a canvas shoulder bag with fixed leather straps at the sides and plenty of sporty details.