Is Your Man Bag Stylish


Man bags have become an everyday essential for every stylish man, the choices are amazing & colors to,  but still there are men out there who don`t understand what a man bag is, I was in London a couple of weeks ago, the fashion capital as they, I was at canary wharf watching city traders trundle by, admiring the sharp suits pocket squares etc, but time & time again I saw men dressed in a bespoke suit sporting a crappy backpack in multiple colors, its one of the worst looks ever, but the worst thing was the men I saw men carrying man bags they looked cheap nasty things, style is not just about your cloths it`s also about the accessories you choose to use.

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So let’s have a look at some proper man`s bag & how to use them right let’s be stylish guys, with mans bags it’s really down to what you use it for, if your just carrying your lunch you need a light stylish man bag, if you travel a carry a lot of kit  like books & laptop you need some thing a bit more substantial but stylish.

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The Satchel style is one of the classics of all men`s bags, it was used by children to carry their school books, so when mans bags started to come in fashion the trusted original was a practical choice, you don`t need to have the buckle on it, the style is ideal to carry your lunch and a small lap top, style wise great to be worn with casual or smart dress.

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Now if you’re a student or carry a lot of paper work a rugged canvas holdall is what you want, with additional pockets & compartments you can carry so much more, with canvas you get some really stylish colors, one of the benefits of having a canvas holdall it can be turned from a works bag in to a stylish week-end bag very practical but super stylish.

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The flight bag is was originally designed for flight crews to carry on board planes, soon Air ways company’s started selling the bags to their customers, these bag a very simple in design they are made very rigid to stand up with a shoulder strap, with a zip opening, they are ideal for a works bag & weekend bag.

So if your going to invest into a man bag get your self a stylish practical man bag that will look stylish with what ever you wear.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD

Get The Shearling Look


Shearling is all over the cat walk’s, from coats to bags its the in for look for 2015, Shearling has a 70`s chic about a nod to the classy wide boy, Shearling is a skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on, It has a suede surface on one side and a clipped fur surface on the other. Usually the suede side is worn outward, Shearling can be made from real sheepskin or from synthetic fibers, real Shearling breathes and is more flexible than synthetic Shearling, coats and garment are considered luxurious, the lighter the Shearling is, the higher quality it is considered to be. Shearling was at its height during world war 2, Pilots & bomber crew`s flew at high altitudes so they need clothing to keep them warm, Shearling became a classic which made it way into civvy street, in the 70s Shearling was in fashion with all the major fashion labels, but know its back with a bang.

There are two types of design`s I want to share with you first is the classic Del Boy secondhand car dealer style, the other style is a classic & its my favorite the leather Shearling Coat.

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When the BBC came to dress their Del Boy Character,In Only Fool`s and Horses, they needed to dress him in some proper pucker street wear to keep him warm, they chose to dress in a classic Sheep Skin coat, the one they dressed him in came from the Nursey sheepskin company ( www.nurseysheepskin.co.uk ) their classic sheepskin coat is cut generously, with two side vents, large pockets, additional inside security pocket and four leather buttons, with the lush sheep fur surface on the collar & the inside, this is the most iconic Shearling coat design, it comes in many colors from light tan to deep lush brown.

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In the 1930s a parachutist by the name of Lesley Irvin designed a leather flying Jacket , it had to keep pilots warm during high altitudes, but most of all if they had to bail out they need some thing that didn’t get in the way of putting on their parachute, he came up with the R.A.F sheepskin flying jacket, Made from heavyweight sheepskin, its thick natural wool provided incredible insulation. And, while the sheepskin was considered heavyweight the jacket itself was comparatively light and remarkably comfortable. Irvin insisted on the most supple sheepskin: in a cramped cockpit movement was already restricted and no pilot or crew would want to be constrained further still. The Irvin jacket was a masterpiece of design, maximum warmth and comfort combined with maximum mobility. The jackets had long sleeves zipped to enable gauntlets to be worn. The wide collar could be raised to provide excellent insulation around the neck and lower part of the head and face while a belt at the waist to ensure draughts couldn’t drop the pilot’s body temperature and reduce his level of alertness. The original jackets didn’t have pockets as these were not needed, the most distinguished feature is the rich ginger sheep fur surface on the collar & the inside of the Jacket.

The key to wearing Shearling is wearing it with the right clothes & accessories so lets see how fashionistas are wearing Shearling on the street .

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This super uber cool mustard long double-breasted over coat, with a rich plush dark Shearling sheep fur surface on the collar is a stunning piece, the style is very chic but dapper.

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A classy street style look sporting a light tan roll-neck sweater with a rich chestnut-brown leather jacket with a plush ginger Shearling on the inside then to give a stunning look they have added a darker Shearling to the collar very nice.

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If your looking for a Milan or Paris inspiration get a loaded of this dapper fellow, he chosen a deep chocolate Shearling coat with a stunning outer suede finish, it gives his double-breasted pin stripe suit outfit a stunning finish..

If your after a chic 70s look get some Shearling in your wardrobe for 2015, if you get the right coat you will have classy coat for many winters to come.

By

Bob Redfern

BE BOLD BE PROUD