Twitter then you know that I've been on the eternal hunt for a stylish, classic, everlasting backpack. My lust for the PS1 by CFDA dream team, Proenza Schouler, will have to wait until I'm able to drop such a large amount on a bag without breaking a sweat. Until then, the backpack will be the perfect alternative. Definitely experiencing a crazy resurgence of epic proportions, Spring 2010 runways perhaps, the backpack's functionality and upgraded appeal is definitely worth looking further into.
My search began with the Louis Vuitton Montsouris GM Backpack that was made famous by the infamous Louis Vuitton Don himself, Kanye West back in the early 2000's. While the bag is definitely a classic, I had to ask myself if I really needed to own a logo emblazoned bag in 2010. I definitely feel it's way more chic to quietly walk past and have people wondering where you got something, rather than have it scream - LOUIS VUITTON. No offense to Marc and the fabulous team at LVMH, but I'll leave the logo bags to the rappers and million dollar ads in Vogue and Elle.
The Filson Rucksack in Otter Green is that perfect combination of functionality and fashion. I love the leather straps and gold detailing; a nod to the utilitarian trend for sure. Large enough for the ole MacBook, camera, and charger - dimensions are 15" W x 17" H x 5" D. This is going to be my everyday bag for sure. I definitely feel that the pack is here to stay. I mean, to have your hands free for endless emailing and texting, scouring racks for vintage finds, and evenly distributing weight on either side is definitely not a bad thing at all.
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