Now that summer is finally over, a lot of us have gone to DEFCON 5 on the drab scale. Black, gray, navy, browns that are so deep they look almost black… it’s like the falling leaves have a monopoly on warm tones. And that can be all well and good, but if everyday you find yourself getting into a black car, wearing your black wool coat, charcoal suit, black laceups, and muted tie, you might get mistaken for secret service, or an undertaker.
All it takes is one piece, like either of these bags from French Connection, and you’re back in the land of the living.
The messenger bag is actually called a “fishing bag” and it’s pretty casual. So it’ll probably look out of place if you use it while wearing the aforementioned security detail getup. But if you’re more of a slim boots and jeans to work kinda guy, it’s not a bad pick. The weekend bag can work anywhere, and would look great being carried through an airport.
Both are in the favored rough fabric of the moment, waxed canvas, and both are offered at a reasonable price.