Sunday, 16 March 2008
The Material Boy #39
Tom Ford Men's Bags
Tom Ford, the ex creative director for the house of Gucci is back with a 'vengeance'! Not only is his line of menswear been advertised in magazines all over(oh, very suggestive imagery, must see!), but his merchandise distribution has been gradually made more accessible.
Yes, Tom Ford may be the one who revived Gucci from its previous incumbent status and propel it to the glamour it is today, but that is never an excuse to charge exorbitant amounts of money for his very basic designs. Even if he is coming back to the fashion world with a 'vengeance'! Look at his bags, it's so basic, it's boring. What really 'excites' me is the price! Cos, it got my jaws dropping.
This is even more expensive than Bottega Veneta. At least Bottega Veneta's intrecciato weave is a painstaking manual process which requires lots of time and skill to produce. But Tom Ford's leather pieces are just plain leather. Not even exotics. I rather put that amount of money into a Bottega Veneta Cabat tote, which is a timeless classic and much worth the price.
Okay, maybe I am getting prejudiced, without seeing the bag for myself. There could be some hidden intricate detail I may have not seen. But first impressions count. So I leave it to you guys to decide if this is worth the price. For the ultra rich:-P maybe that is who he is aiming for.
Retail price: 1) Duffle Bag - Euro $3600 , 2) Tote/Soft Briefcase - Euro $4630
Where to buy: www.mientus.com