TJ21: Backpack Guide

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It’s seriously amazing how popular backpacks have recently gotten over the past few years. What used to be seen as just a practical item for school goers or travelers has become quite the statement piece. The backpack has become designer and with that there are heaps of options out on the market to choose from; from the bold and daring to the innovative and sleek there is literally something for everyone.

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1. AMI – The Urban Backpacker 

This backpack is a super scaled down version of the traditional backpacker’s backpack. I love how stylish yet practical this bag is. It’s big enough to carry what you would need for a quick weekend trip without being to bulky/weighing you down.

This AMI backpack is lightweight, cut from striped nylon and detailed with leather trim. The top flap secures with 2 buckles and lifts to an expandable top and a drawstring closure. Lined interior with a laptop sleeve and side zip access. 8 pockets and pouches on the exterior. Compression straps on the sides. Padded back, shoulder, and waist straps Fabric: Nylon. Weight: 43oz / 1.22kg. Made in Portugal. Measurements Height: 19.75in / 50cm Length: 11in / 28cm Depth: 7in / 18cm

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2. MCM – The Statement Backpack

MCM has a knack for not being subtle when it comes to ANY of their designs. If you want that boom boom pow factor you’re going to need a backpack that’s embellished to the nine. You’ll definitely be turning heads with this number.

An MCM backpack in coated canvas, detailed with a logo print and an assortment of mixed-metal studs. The two-way top zip opens to a lined, 3-pocket interior with a padded laptop sleeve. Zip front pocket and pouch side pockets. Rolled handle and adjustable, padded shoulder straps. Dust bag included. Fabric: Coated canvas. Weight: 51oz / 1.45kg. Imported, Korea. Measurements Height: 16.25in / 41cm Length: 11.75in / 30cm Depth: 6in / 15cm

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3. Master-Piece – The 3 in One

This backpack is designed for the gentleman that wants the best of both worlds.

This versatile Master-Piece backpack converts to a briefcase or can be carried from the top handle. Crafted in rugged Cordura® nylon, this bag houses 3 zippered compartments with a padded laptop sleeve, notched utility pockets, and a zip pocket. Padded, adjustable shoulder straps stow into the back sleeve. Suede trim. Fabric: Nylon weave. Weight: 25oz / 0.71kg. Imported, Japan. Measurements Height: 13.75in / 35cm Length: 17.75in / 45cm Depth: 5in / 13cm

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4. Herschel Supply CO – Hipster Approved

This bag undeniably has that retro vibe/feel. However the tech details on this backpack make it perfect for the modern day bro on the go.

A classic Herschel Supply Co. backpack with colorblock panels. The zip front pouch stores smaller items and has a key clasp inside. The main compartment has a laptop sleeve and a small media pocket with a pass-through port for headphone wires. Padded shoulder straps and back. Lined. Fabric: Ballistic weave. Weight: 21oz / 0.6kg. Imported, China. Measurements Height: 18.5in / 47cm Length: 12in / 30.5cm Depth: 5.75in / 14.5cm

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5. Jack Spade – The Minimalist

For a fresh look that’s not visually overwhelming I would recommend..

A sleek Jack Spade backpack, constructed from rugged Cordura® nylon. The main compartment zips open to a lined interior with 1 mesh pocket, 2 patch pockets, and a padded laptop sleeve. Organizer pockets in the front pouch. Padded back and adjustable shoulder straps. Fabric: Nylon weave. Weight: 43oz / 1.22kg. Imported, China. Measurements Height: 17.25in / 44cm Length: 11.75in / 30cm Depth: 6in / 15cm

TJ21: Casual Friday – Nautical Vibes

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  1. Pullover – Woolrich Woolen Mills 
  2. Pants – J Brand
  3. Canvas Duffel – Herschel Supply Co.
  4. Shoes – Sperry
  5. Watch – Daniel Wellington

Woolrich Woolen Mills 

Woolrich Woolen Mills captures the seagoing aesthetic of the SS15 collection and adds it’s refined Americana style to this Seersucker pullover. 1/4 zip front topped by a hood with leather drawstrings. Woven internal trim on the hood and adjustable cuffs. Split hem.

Fabric: Seersucker weave.
Shell: 100% cotton.
Trim: 50% cotton/50% linen.
Wash cold or dry clean.
Made in the USA.

J Brand 

J Brand slim-straight jeans with an upscale touch. Rich, gament-dyed denim and super-soft brushed finish. The cut stays close to the body through the hips and falls straight from the knee to ankle. 5-pocket styling. Button closure and zip fly.

Fabric: Brushed, stretch denim.
97% cotton/3% elastane.
Wash cold.
Made in the USA.
Imported fabric.

Herschel Supply Co. 

Herschel Supply Co. adds pebbled leather trim and brass hardware to this slim duffel for an upscale look. The top zip opens to a spacious interior lined with the brand’s striped print. Structured bottom. Double handles.

Fabric: Canvas.
Weight: 20oz / 0.57kg.
Imported, China.

Sperry

Fully washable Sperry Top-Sider sneakers with nubuck uppers. The rubber outsole is outfitted with the brand’s Wave Siping, which provides excellent wet and dry traction.

Daniel Wellington 

An understated Daniel Wellington watch named for a small town on the coast of Cornwall, England. Gold-tone case with marks on the fives. Japanese movement. White dial. Single crown design. Italian leather band.

Water resistant to 30 meters.
2-year manufacturer warranty.
Imported, China.
Leather: Cowhide.
Wash cold.

TJ21: East Dane’s – Friends & Family SALE

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It’s time for East Dane’s Friends & Family sale!! 😀 They have tons of different options for guys. They have some awesome brands such as Persol, Ksubi, Ray-Ban, Sperry, and WAIT just to name a few. Also keep in mind that East Dane carries a limited amount of sizes in each item. Once they sell out of a size they sell out and odds are it will not be restocked.. They offer worldwide shipping. I do know that if you are in the USA they offer free 3 day shipping and free returns so rest assured that if something doesn’t work out you have a safety net.

The sale runs from April 7th – April 11th

There are a few brand exclusions which you can read about here.

Happy Shopping! 😀

Here are some of the items that are on my radar:

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  1. Hoodie – Arpenteur 
  2. Watch – Miansai
  3. Wingtip Oxfords – Cole Haan
  4. Milton Campaign Hat – Bedwin & The Heartbreakers
  5. Tee – French Totters
  6. Flight Tag – Marc Jacobs 

Arpenteur: 

Arpentuer taps into French, seagoing heritage to find the inspiration for this hoodie. The split neckline has a button closure and drawstring at the hood. Front pouch pocket. Branded patch at the hem.

Fabric: Jersey.
100% cotton.
Wash cold or dry clean.
Made in France.

Miansai: 

A sleek Miansai watch with single-hand, Japanese movement that breaks the hours into 15 minute increments. Contrast marks on a dark dial. PVD-coated stainless-steel case. Mineral glass. Single-crown design. Adjustable, Italian leather strap. Storage case included.

Water resistant to 30 meters.
Made in the USA.

Cole Haan:

Smooth leather Cole Haan oxfords with printed wingtip details. Unlined, cutout medallions. Zerogrand cushioning. Welted to a flexible rubber sole.

Leather: Calfskin.
Imported, China.

Bedwin & The Heartbreakers: 

A dimpled Bedwin and the Heartbreakers hat, blocked from a single piece of rabbit-hair felt. Trimmed with a beaded leather strap. Cutout holes add low-key ventilation.

100% rabbit hair.
Spot clean.
Imported, Japan.

French Trotters: 

A crew-neck French Trotters tee has a camo-print patch pocket. Short sleeves.

Fabric: Jersey.
100% cotton.
Wash cold.
Made in France.

Marc Jacobs:

A leather Marc by Marc Jacobs luggage tag with branded messaging on the front. ID window on the reverse. Hangs from a locking carabiner.

Leather: Cowhide.
Imported, Vietnam.

On My Radar: Louis Vuitton – Pocket Organizer

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These are completely rad! I find that big wallets are cumbersome and aren’t well suited for everyday use. What I like the most about these pocket organizers from Louis Vuitton is how compact they are. The design is absolutely fantastic its perfect to keep you organized and allows you to carry just enough for your day to day activities. The pop of color mixed with the classic Damier Graphite pattern is a killer touch.

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