Is it possible to be dressy AND wear a backpack
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How to carry stuff hands free without a style disaster: What goose outlet canada is the most stylishly understated uk canada goose (dressy, even) backpack bag for an urban guy in his 30s, long past the schoolboy days? Is it a lost cause? Am I canada goose jacket outlet only deserving of fashion police arrest? Style Mission Impossible: If a backpack seller did product canada goose coats placement canada goose outlet canada in The Matrix, and you were the designer canada goose outlet new york city entrusted to make it not terrible, what would you do? Are there re imagined backpacks out there, like say, straps with a cut reminiscent of an open vest? Any alternatives as practical, yet (unlike laptop satchels) not canada goose outlet store equally dorky? There is also
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to locate a functional bag for carrying stuff around a city that is:
Not limited to walking only (ie won’t flail all over the place if you lean over / bend down, or go cycling, or run to catch up with someone, etc)
Stylish. (Most canada goose outlet likely stylish in the sense of looking so much like a natural part of the ensemble, that it’s all but invisible. But quite possibly stylish in the sense of being prominent but very cool).
low key, so it will work with a lot of outfits. (This probably means black or very muted).
If it helps, the colours I wear tend to be dark and muted, rather than bright sunny things, and often in a almost slightly official canada goose outlet dressy casual style, but hell, this isn’t just about me, canada goose clearance sale humanity itself could benefit from a better urban backpack! : Canada Goose Parka )
Getting something custom made is not out of the question either, Canada Goose Jackets but the question would be. what to make?
Yes, I also take the carry less stuff route, but most times I do need to carry things that are central to what I’m doing buy canada goose jacket or where I’m going.
posted by harlequin to Clothing, Beauty, Fashion (26 answers total) 29 users canada goose marked this as a favorite
I live in DC and always see young lobbists running around in Brooks Brothers suits carrying Timbuk2 messenger bags.
There’s also always the leather Indiana Jones ish over the shoulder satchel.
posted by JeremiahBritt canada goose outlet at 10:42 AM on December 6, 2006
Jeremiah beat canada goose outlet toronto factory me to the outfit, but I was crafting a post noting that some of the trendy messenger bag companies are now making backpacks, which I’m cheap canada goose uk guessing you’d prefer to a messenger bag here are Timbuk2’s offerings. Given the wide range of colors and fabrics they offer, you might see something cool and understated.
I live in canada goose outlet in usa DC and always canada goose outlet reviews https://www.outletcanadagoose.biz see young lobbists running around in Brooks Brothers suits carrying Timbuk2 messenger bags.
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posted by jalexei at 10:47 AM on December 6, 2006
Try Jack Spade for good things to try
posted by patricio at 10:47 AM on December 6, 2006
Not backpacks, but maybe useful: this was just on Slate
posted by Xalf at 10:51 AM on December 6, 2006
I was on the same quest as you, harlequin. When I was in Hong Kong last week, I think I found what I was looking for Hedgren bags. canada goose outlet jackets (though you can order them online) and Hedgren’s own site is pretty flash intensive.
A google search for “Hedgren” will bring up more examples.
On preview: Seconding Jack Spade I considered that too. Unseconding the Timbuk2 I think those things are ugly.
posted by vacapinta at 10:52 AM on December 6, 2006
You don’t say how much stuff you want to carry around, which seems like a key parameter. Magazines? Gadgets? Books?
ebags has a crazy selection of stuff. You might find something you like, say, under urban/men’s/sling.