Here at A Life in the Day of Andrea we are all about great fashion finds, especially those that work for both men and women. Call me a sassy tomboy if you will, but I’ve always had a penchant for men’s accessories that ladies can pull off as well. One major area where I always go unisex is that of backpacks.
Whilst attending the Capsule Mens AW14 tradeshow at Basketball City on January 22nd, I spotted a ton of great bags, but two brands stood out to me; Archival Clothing and Herschel Supply Co. Dig in for more details on some cool pack that work well for both men and women.
Oregon-based Archival Clothing serves up rugged heritage in it’s accessory mix, crafted of super durable canvases and twills with clean leather details. Their product mix includes rucksacks, backpacks, totes, duffels, wallets, hats, and other small leather goods.
I was most impressed in their rucksacks (seen in top photo), as they have a sturdy shape with super-clean lines and superb leather details from a Chicago-based tannery. One of my favorite bits of info aside from design is that all products are made in the USA! Isn’t that lovely?
Next up we have the ever-popular Herschel Supply Co. Their backpacks drape the backs of many-a-creative in a major city near you, and rightfully so, their products are fool-proof and appeal to the masses.
For fall ’14, we see a few new bodies in backpack, in addition to an expanded offering of totes and wallets. I particular liked the canvas/leather rucksacks, seen in the top right of the photo above. *Spoiler Alert*, they’re working on a special edition premium collection that should be in stores by the year’s end.
Liking what you see? Be sure to keep an eye out for my extended coverage of Capsule Mens, and many thanks to the Capsule Show team for selecting me as a featured contributor on their blog, We Are The Market.
*All photos by Andrea K. Castillo