EASTPAK, the authentic urban lifestyle brand, has collaborated with Danish designer label WOOD WOOD to create a range of high quality on-trend bags that fuses the urban environment with natural elements. This is the first ever collaboration between the two brands and the hype surrounding the release has been well worth the wait. The collection encapsulates the spirit of the desert landscape with a mix of natural materials, soft colours and ethnic motifs.
The use of natural materials with a weathered style – such as tanned leather, nappy suede and waxed canvas – suggest the tough and vigorous setting of the desert. This exotic mood is even found in the smallest of details such as suede string zip pullers, leather or worn-canvas straps, metal buckles, rings and snap hooks, and other authentic hardware elements. The bags’ soft, muted colours complete the picture of a collection built to resist yet complement the harsh dessert environment and contemporary city commute.
These bags are perfect for the Scandinavian trend that is so dominant within menswear at the moment and are about as easy to wear as a bag can be. Team with a relaxed t-shirt and cropped chinos, or an oversized summer sweater and denim shorts for the perfect finishing touch to an outfit. The quality and innovative design of the bags speak for themselves, with a minimal chic feel that will make you want to wear one even when you have nothing to put inside – a trait nearly as bad as wearing glasses when you don’t need too. (Yes.. we have all done/do it!)
The collection comprises a vast range of ten styles, from backpacks to a weekender, shoulder bags, pouches, sleeves and other accessories. The highlight has to be the single strap bag with roll down top and single buckle detailing priced at £174.
Price range: £35 to £270. Our advice is to get one from www.footpatrol.co.uk now before they all sell out. This is Scandinavian style at it’s best!