Canvas/Linen
Wed 11.14

Top 5 Military Bags: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

With Veterans Day just this last Sunday, I have the armed forces marching through my brain. They have always known the secret to classic convenient design, and you don’t have to go on a top-secret mission to steal the look! Military style structure and army green define these patriotic bags (we’ll leave the hefty duffels […]

Mon 07.30

Shinola: You Know No Better

This week, I found myself on a mini adventure to Detroit to experience a rebirth. Slightly dramatic? Yes, but equally necessary to describe what I saw. The city of Detroit has a downtrodden reputation that has persisted with its name for as long as I can remember. As we all know, its home of American […]

Wed 06.27

Top 5 New Crushes: Orange and Natural, Naturally

Natural linen, canvas and raffia are the most summery fabrics you’ll find, but add bright orange trim and you’ve suddenly got sunshine on your shoulders. I love this color pairing; my linen pants and shorts always manage to find a bright orange top. It is a natural fit – the burst of hot hue plays […]

Wed 06.20

Top 5 Surfer-Girl Bags: Aloha Spirit

Summertime and the living’s easy. Especially when you get to spend it catching waves and hanging on the beach. Not so much if you’re more of a sand bunny like me and can’t catch a wave to save her life (they call girls who’ve taken boards to the face “blah-malahs,” by the way!). But we […]

Fri 06.01

Top 5 Bags for a Bike Ride: Pedal Power

Of all the bags out there, the bicycle is naturally synonymous with the messenger. But your workaday bike messenger is not likely to be seen with any of these hands-free carryalls! No, even while pedaling, whether your working a beach-cruiser or a cityslicker, a snob must have a bag to match her activity. Here, my […]

Wed 04.25

Top 5 Preppy Bags: A Proposition for Prep

The word “preppy” tends to have a very specific connotation. Somehow, eighties imagery of Lacoste alligators, Nantucket Reds, and Sperry topsiders (not that they’ve even left preppy dudes’ closets) still hover. But I’m noticing a freshly cut crop of clean-cut bags that put the “hip” in “prepster,” if you will. Whether you carry yours with […]

Tue 04.24

D&G Printed Quilted Silk-Twill Shoulder Bag: Let’s Get Loud

In concept, I love this D&G bag: a shoulder-tote style, with contrasting front and back patterns, that folds fluidly into a clutch. Three bags in one – sounds like a great deal, right? But, alas, concept and execution can be two very different things. Three-for-one does not a bargain make when the bag in question […]

Thu 04.19

Top 5 Summer Bags for the Man Snob: Far Out

With summer around the corner, or should I say, at our doorstep, guys everywhere need to switch out their cooler bags for something a bit more fiesta-oriented. If you’re willing to switch out your apparel for the warmer season, you’ve got to switch out your bag! From totes to duffels, we’ve got you covered with […]

Tue 03.27

Lanvin Diamond Prints: Rocks Off

I generally like diamonds on my body and not my bags. It’s just a personal preference (I’d be too scared to lose a few diamonds or have the bag stolen!). But I do love the sparkly look of my crystal-encrusted clutches, particularly for bringing enchantment to evening ensembles. Not-so-precious crystals are somewhat worry-free, while a […]