Making a man bag in the image of an incredibly popular women’s handbag just makes sense. Most men who are in the market for a bag that costs four figures also have at least a passing awareness of women’s fashion, and I’ve heard lots of fashion-interested male friends lament that they’d love to have larger, less purse-sized versions of handbags from the Givenchy Antigona to the Hermes Birkin. Some of those bags, like the Birkin and the PS1, do come in larger, basically unisex versions that appeal to men who are sensitive to the stigma of a “purse,” but other brands choose to give dudes a slightly tweaked version all their own.
Both the Yves Saint Laurent Leather Holdall, a version of the ever-popular Yves Saint Laurent Cabas ChYc, and the Mulberry Piccadilly Holdall, which is a Mulberry Bayswater if I’ve ever seen one, stick to the idea that men are more than willing to buy womens’ bags if you butch ’em up juuuuust a little bit.
That makes sense, of course – women’s bags are a huge revenue source for fashion brands, so a lot of work time is put into designing and perfecting them. When a style becomes a runaway hit, it only makes sense to build on that for a wider audience, including men. Generally bags are adapted for men by making them larger and tweaking the proportions a bit, and in the case of the Cabas ChYc, its hardware was changed from gold to a more industrial-looking silver. The Y logo was also decreased in size, relative to the proportion of the bag. The Mulberry bag, on the other hand, was mostly made larger and wider to distinguish it from the more ladylike Bayswater. It should go without saying, of course, that black leather is the preferred material for such designs.
So what do you guys think of these bags? Dudes, would you ever carry a modified man bag like this? The YSL version sells for $2395 via Mr. Porter, while the Mulberry bag will set you back $1850 via Mr. Porter.
Sooyoung this gets the Cabas Chyc Bag at the moderate size. The leather has a pebble-like complete that is really stylish and classic. The complex “Y” for Yves tab shown in front is a magnetic closure. The tote has a body that is structured in a feeling that it’s not quite as flimsy as also it can still hold its shape. Though its leather is quite soft, the rugged foundation contribute to the re-shaping of the bag and it prevents the bag from having lumps on the bottom of bag from items that are heavy like a laptop or a tablet computer. The drop of the grips is 5 1/2″ that may be worn over the shoulders or in the crook of your elbow. Over the zipper is the tag “Yves Saint Laurent” from the new one it is tagged “Saint Laurent Paris”.To open the bag you lift the tab and it reveals you 2 zippers that open in opposite directions, which is super convenient to people who like the horn on one side of this tote. So that the placement of the opening of this bag is to your preference and it opens till ends of this bag that can be detached so you can lift it to shut the zipper easier.What includes purchasing the bag is a swatch of this leather they used, (this could be useful if you are going to fix the bag) and directions about how to care for the bag. I think it’s important to read the care instructions that comes with the bag since there are certain surfaces that the calfskin leather isn’t compatible with this can destroy the exterior of the bag. Actually I know some areas around my country, the Philippines, that’s similar to a cleaning service especially for handbags which gives it a unique coating and shine so that if ever you scrape the tote or somebody accidentally passes a ball pencil across it, it merely touches the coating rather than the true surface of the bag.