- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 9 November
This Week In Review we’re scoping out office-friendly style, versatile EDC, tech protectors and travel companions who are all eager to make their mark in the world of carry. Do they have what it takes to make it into your carry collection? Come decide for yourself…
Everyday grab-and-go functionality
Sometimes you just need a bag you can chuck things in and go. If it looks smart, can work in diverse situations and handle frequent use, even better. The new Joshu+Vela Bucket Tote is ready to be that bag, whether it’s carrying groceries, beach towels or work gear. The bag is handmade using 24 oz cotton canvas and vegetable-tanned leather with steel hardware. The adjustable shoulder strap is removable and the exterior of the tote has three slip pockets. The Bucket Tote is available in black and natural colorways.
Tough style for work and play
Looking for some smart office carry or a rugged multipurpose hauler? Then look to Wheelmen & Co.’s A/W 2014 collection which includes the Heritage Duffle and the E. Homes MkII laptop briefcase. Both bags feature military-grade rubber panelling and 600 denier nylon lining. The #8 cotton duck canvas duffle incorporates a water-resistant oiled leather bottom and waterproof zippers, while the laptop briefcase can accommodate 13-inch and slim 15-inch notebooks and comes with a removable shoulder strap.
Classy carry candy
Craving a taste of some luxury carry candy? Ernest Alexander is offering two new designs to tempt you courtesy of the Sandro Leather Messenger and Renzo Leather Brief. These limited edition pieces are handmade in New York, with only 10 of each style/colorway combination (both designs come in brown and black) produced. The bags are constructed from Italian Vachetta leather and incorporate brass hardware. Both pieces have a removable shoulder strap, two interior pockets and one exterior pocket, with more than enough sleek style to stand out in the office or on the move.
Convenience and versatility in easy EDC formats
Two new performers have sprung onto the scene at flip & tumble in the form of a versatile backpack and purse. The machine-washable backpack is constructed out of recycled PET, comes in a choice of colorways and has a pretty handy feature. It can roll up into its built-in pouch when not in use, providing a compact storage option and making it easy to slip the backpack into luggage to utilize as daily carry during your travels. The main compartment of the cotton and canvas purse features two interior slip pockets and an interior zip pocket, while a separate taller compartment accommodates items such as papers or a tablet. In addition, the exterior of the purse features a slip pocket for accessing items quickly while on the go.
Tech and travel treats from Aecraft
Aecraft have been keeping themselves busy and can now welcome new tech-friendly and travel pieces to their lineup – the iPhone Sleeve, Flow Dopp Kit and the Flow Pockets. All of the pieces are handmade in Belgium using top-notch South African Merino wool felt and Norwegian vegetable-tanned leather. The iPhone sleeve (available for iPhone 5/5s/6/6 Plus) comes in natural and black colorways and incorporates two exterior pockets for items such as cards, cash or tickets. The Flow Pockets, which also comes in black and natural, adds two exterior pockets to Aecraft’s Flow MacBook Sleeve and is available for the 11-inch MacBook Air up to the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The Flow Dopp Kit in black features a magnetic closure and two interior pockets, with a design that’s stylish enough for business or leisure travel. Plus, if you’re keen to grab a 10% discount, just enter the code member10 at checkout.