The reader responses to my grumbling about pockets the other day reminded me about bags. As it happened I looked around unnsuccessfully online and in several luggage shops for a small leather messenger bag last summer. I need something much smaller than a gym bag but was unable to find one from a source I trust.
One comment called out the Click mini-messenger from Timbuk2, which would suit the bill if it was offered in something other than ballistic nylon. Not that I have anything against ballistic nylon, mind you. After all, my camera bag is nylon (finding a padded leather camera bag is another challenge) but I only use it for storage. It looks terrible next to a suit.
This time a renewed search may have been successful. San Francisco's own Glaser Designs offers a small made to order leather shoulder bag (in the photo) that looks as though it will fit the bill if it comes with a long enough shoulder strap so as not to look like a woman's purse. Not that I have anything against women either.
The next step will be a visit to the Glaser Designs studio to see a bag in person.
P.S. Check out ASW at the bottom of the page in today's The Ten best... Fashion Bloggers in The Observer Magazine.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Photo: Glaser Designs