A.P.C. Eastpak Collection
Luggage manufacturers and purveyors of the authentic urban lifestyle, Eastpak proudly team up with Parisian ready-to-wear clothing brand A.P.C. for their first exclusive collaborative collection this autumn.
As former equipment suppliers to the US military, Eastpak’s commitment to quality is inarguable – as evidenced by many of their products coming fully equipped with a massive thirty-year warranty – and it is A.P.C’s shared sense of no-nonsense drive and devotion to sturdiness that makes the pairing such a natural decision and a definite one to watch.
Inspired by Eastpak’s iconic designs and stripped back in line with A.P.C.’s signature minimalist aesthetic, the collection comprises three styles: the Classic Backpack, Big Backpack and Golf Bag. Each bag features a variation of the iconic Eastpak logo; the initials A.P.C replacing the traditional USA underneath Eastpak on the bag’s exterior, with the interior displaying the brand names in reverse.
The Classic Backpack draws its primary design elements from the Authentic Wyoming silhouette. The design has been stripped down and given an upgrade in the form of a vegetable tanned leather trim, a tanning process which guarantees leather a more luxurious and resilient nature in addition to added flexibility. It also gives the leather the unique characteristic of visibly maturing over time, in terms of the colour darkening with use and age. This rugged backpack comes complete with a padded inner laptop sleeve and an anti-theft pocket for storing valuables.
The Big Backpack is a large, camouflaged field bag with mélange webbing, metal detailing and a natural leather trim, providing a far trendier and more spacious alternative to the ‘Bag For Life’ when you do the essential weekly shop.
The Golf Bag claims to be the “world’s first chic yet affordable golf bag” and features a small telescopic stand for caddy-less outings, padded straps with the option of wearing as a backpack or over the shoulder and a front pocket, which handily and easily transforms itself into a rain cover should the need arise.
Constructed from heavy-duty Eastpak fabric and the same vegetable tanned leather of the Classic Backpack, the A.P.C. Eastpak Golf Bag comes with four matching club and driver head covers with embroidered labelling.
The A.P.C. a Eastpak collection is available now at Oki-ni.