Buying a bag can be a bit like buying shoes for men – there are too many choices and we don’t really know which one is best. Well, Cherchbi have made the whole process a lot easier, with an autumn/winter collection that combines fashion credibility with a laid back sophisticated masculinity.
Known as the quintessentially British accessory company, they have explored the possibilities of working with natural and locally sourced materials for their AW12 collection, resulting in a range of high quality bags with a unique and accomplished design aesthetic.
This approach to creating accessories has been pushed further for AW12 – and their use of the Herdwyck No.10 tweed has been developed and enhanced – resulting in a range of bags that are truly modern in design and unrivalled in quality.
For AW12, Cherchbi introduce new work bags to make you stand out at the office, a well proportioned overnight bag to fit all of your (and probably most of her) stuff in, and a rework of their original Norwich bag to emphasise the rich heritage and history of Cherchbi. As well as this expansion in range, each of the tweed bags is available in two colours: Peat Grey trimmed with Black leather and Herdwyck Brown trimmed with Brown leather. Both of which have a real premium look and feel without the pretentious element you can get with other brands.
The new season also sees collaboration with Royal College of Art graduate Tamasyn Gambel, who has previously designed print for labels that include Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. Tamasyn has devised a series of style driven prints to adorn the bags. Nautical flags have inspired the two designs – Broken Square and Two Colour Geometric – and the bold colours and graphic structures are screen printed by hand onto the Herdwyck No.10 tweed, complimenting and enriching the material and resulting in the perfect fusion of contemporary and traditional.
Finally, Cherchbi have introduced a limited selection of full leather bags for AW12. Original styles have been reworked in new oiled leather, with a saddle leather trim, creating robust accessories with distinguished silhouettes.
All in all, this collection ticks all the boxes: masculine, stylish, practical and innovative. You can shop the range now at www.doverstreetmarket.com, priced between £125-£645.