GORUCK Kit Bag

GORUCK Kit Bag

GORUCK, known to craft military-grade goods made right here in the states, has released their latest offering inspired by the aviator’s kit bag, the military-issued bag that accompanies all paratroopers on airborne operation. The GORUCK Kit bag is designed with highly water-resistent materials and feature a small internal pocket for easy access to anything compact such as your phone or keys. The external open pocket on the end of the bag allows for easy organization of newspapers, books and mobile devices. This bag is essentially about keeping things very seamless while utilizing top-quality materials and innovative design. The military-spec MOLLE webbing system on the outside allows the new Kit bags to be fitted with field pockets or other accessories, similarly to how soldiers customize their field equipment.

GORUCK delivers the Kit bag in two sizes to fit your specific needs. The smaller—57 liter—CIVVY Kit Bag is a great all-purpose bag that’s perfect for everything from a trip to the gym or a weekend getaway, while the larger—84 liter—MIL Kit Bag is ideal for longer excursions or deployments that require more packing space. The CIVVY Kit Bag comes in both black and sand colors, while the MIL Kit Bag is available in black, sand and multi-cam.

Mismo Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Mismo Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

In 2003, Rikke Overgaard and Adam Alexander Bach launched Mismo, a bag company that looked to deliver high quality goods that were crafted from top-notch materials and fitted with minimalistic detailing. They’ve certainly succeeded as the label’s gotten global recognition and some tremendous cosigns from several major publications. They’ve taken the covers off their S/S 2013 collection, one that’s just as promising as their first and there are some distinct differences from past collections, all of which we’re happy to see. Rikke and Adam have loosened up a bit for the summer months, giving us bags that are fitted with vibrant colors and playful prints.

Mismo’s original mustard yellow makes a strong return, accompanied by new floral and denim-inspired materials, and a handful of new bags. The new styles are actually some of the most versatile bags we’ve seen on the market, as they allow you to shift from office to gym to a weekend getaway with ease. There’s no real label to each, so you can grab the one you dig the most and mold it to your lifestyle.

Mismo‘s S/S ’13 collection is quite extensive and we’ve got looks at our favorite pieces below.

Basil Racuk Soft Brief

Basil Racuk Soft Brief for Spring/Summer 2012 at Leffot

Basil Racuk have released their classic Soft Brief bag for spring, this time finishing it in British Khaki Calfskin and lining it with vintage Moleskin. It’s a versatile bag that can used for office meetings or the accompany you on an occasional weekend getaway. They’re handmade by Basil in his northern California studio with all the materials being sourced locally in Cali as well. The bag is available now through Leffot.

Stussy Deluxe x BLK Pine Workshop Bags

Stussy Deluxe x BLK Pine Workshop Bags for Spring/Summer 2012

Here’s a first look at Stussy Deluxe’s collaboration with Seattle-based creative workshop, BLK Pine Workshop. For those not familiar, BLK Pine has had some really impressive collaborations in the past (Opening Ceremony, United Arrows to name two) though this is their first US collaboration. They’re known for making high quality accessories right here in the USA and are really good at mixing up the fabrics blending in vintage wools as well as waxed and duck canvas in the past. These totes by BLK Pine Workshop for Stussy Deluxe are made with heavyweight 18 oz. duck canvas and feature vegetable tanned, natural leather handles and a snap closure. They’re offered up in two sizes, with both being available in either a Black with Red nylon interior or Natural Canvas with Royal Blue interior.

We’ve got a few shots of the bags below that give us a look at how the bags were made in BLK Pine’s factory. The BLK Pine totes will retail for $130 for medium and $140 for the large and will be available in Stussy stores and online.

hard graft 3Fold Multi-Use Bag

hard graft 3Fold Multi-Use Bag / Heritage for Spring 2012

hard graft has been working on this one for a few years now and we think they got it right with the final product. Their 3Fold Multi-Use bag can be used as an overnighter, messenger/laptop bag or even as a carry-all in the Portfolio format. Every handle, rivet, detail is reinforced and supported on the inside for added support and comfort. The Italian artisans at hard-graft have given us a bag worth buying for just about any occasion.

Dries Van Noten Leather Bag

Dries Van Noten Leather Bag for Spring 2012

Dries Van Noten delivers this leather bag for the upcoming season. The crisp brown and beige horizontal pattern works well with the brown leather handles as does the navy canvas upper. The inside’s lined with brown canvas and features a pocket for all your delicate documents.

PROJECT NY | Sir & Madame Fall/Winter 2012

Sir & Madame Fall/Winter 2012 at Project NY

All signs point to 2012 being a big year for men’s bags and Sir & Madame are looking to turn the heat up with their Fall/Winter collection. Run by husband and wife team Autumn and Brian Merritt, the Chicago based store carries their own in-house brand as well as others. Sir & Madame’s bags and accessories blur the line between refined and rugged. Made in the USA, the collection is comprised of a mixture of weekend bags, totes, ruck sacks, key chains, and their iClutch iPad case. All of the pieces are made from Horween leather and canvas and denim sourced from LA. This Fall, we’ll see the launch of a buttery soft leather weekender.

A Kind of Guise ‘Kilim Project’ Bags

A Kind of Guise 'Kilim Project' Bags

From Munich based brand A Kind of Guise comes a look at their latest work — The Kilim Project. About two years ago, they took a trip to the Middle East and ended up buying used carpets from almost every country located around the Persian Gulf. Every carpet is hand knitted and a few of them date back to the 19th century. Over the years, they’ve collected more than 50 carpets to make a limited collection of 100 bags. Each bag is unique and handmade to perfection. Look for these to be available on November 28th.