January 5, 2008

Men's fashion leather bags

Today a friend of mine ask where's a good place to buy nice men's leather bags.

He did not want the usual staple brands like braun buffel or gucci for that matter.
So with a budget at about $300, he could get a pretty decent men's leather bag at almost any other stores.


When asked, the first label that came to my mind was agnès b. Started as a menswear fashion label, agnès b (and my friends, for the 1,760,215,214,434,296th times, it's pronounced as "anes bay") have done a line of watches with seiko, cosmetics for club des createurs de beaute, and in 1993 a series of leather goods known as "agnès b voyage".


Their bags are often monochrome, simple, yet classic; a case of "typical french". You could easily get a poly-mix duffel bag for SGD$100++ or a leather brief-case for SGD$300++.

From France, to Italy...

Though more known for its highly durable synthetic fabric, mandarina duck also produces a fair share of classic leather bags that isn't too ostentatious for the local corporate scene.

Prices range from $100 - $400 depending on the size and complexity of the bags.
This brand is stocked up in the bag section of Takashimaya. The only concern is, they might have retracted the men's collection since it may not be too popular among the red dot society.

Mandarina Duck Bag

Otherwise, get them online from redapples.

Internationally known for it's high-quality bags, Porter International is my next best pick.

Porter International Wisma Atria

Located on the 3rd level of Wisma Atria, their latest outlet stocks up a variety of durable bags for leisure, work, and travel. You may not find as many leather bags here as compared to their flagship store in Taiwan, but Porter International offers timeless pieces that suit almost every occasions.

Porter International Bags

Always, if you have extra money to spend, then my all-time favourite men designer brand, Paul Smith, will do the trick.

Trendy, fun, yet stylish,

Only highly-esteemed metrosexuals or ubersexuals with great amount of personality will get my drift.

Paul Smith
Source: www.paulsmith.co.uk

Yet, refraining from signature psychedelic stripes isn't too hard for the man. His men's collection of leather bags can take on a serious side pretty well too.

Paul Smith Bags

Shop at Ngee Ann City or coggles.

Also, check out style salvage's entry on joey's purse.
He recommended a London-based label ,Doors by Jas M.B. ,which sells pretty neat leather bags. International delivery is available at £40.

doors by jas m bdoors by jas m b
Source: www.doorsbyjasmb.com

Or read masqline's men fashion blog heres.


EJ said...

Hello! Great post, very comprehensive :) Steve and I fell in love with the Paul Smith bag in Selfridges last week...

In a similar vein i should recommend http://www.carryingcontraption.com/ (not dodgy, I promise!) for a super-specific blog on the subject of man bags.

styledamsel said...

Hi ej!

Thanks for dropping by and giving us your sweet compliment.

We love your blog stylesalvage!

And is carryingcontraption by the both of you? It's great! I really think the red guccissima looks weird, haha, I prefer the white ones!

Keep writing on men's fashion, we love it :)

Style Damsel

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...




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Stylesalvage Steve said...

Hi Styledamsel, great blog by the way, I've only just stumbled across it. No, no, carrycontraception is just a blog we both like. Keep up the good work, you have a new reader in me!

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Fashionable handbags are preferred by many people nowadays.Men like using leather bags as they are comfortable.They are amazing to look at and are light to carry.

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I like that leather bags are now becoming a staple item for men too! There are some good leather bags for a cheap price but you have to look really hard! The thing with leather is you usually get what you pay for! So whilst something may cost you money, in the end it will save you some as it will last a lifetime.
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