Wednesday, 8 October 2008

The Material Boy #172





Jack Spade Grained Leather Bag

No frills, masculine, basic, functional....these are the words I will use to sum up Jack Spade. Sometimes the bags are too industrial looking for my taste, but from time to time, the design takes on such nice shapes that I become a fan again.:-)

Take this new Jack Spade Grained Leather Bag for example. It has a 'doctor's bag' like top snap button opening which unveils a nice contrasting green coloured fabric lining. The bag also features hand carry handles and a shoulder strap for ease of movement. The best feature which I like, is the bag is in black leather instead of the usual canvas which Jack Spade bags are famous for. Makes the bag much more luxurious and perfect for fall winter season.

Retail price: US $495. Where to buy: www.helloblackbird.blogspot.com

6 comments:

From The Bagaholicboy That Hails From Singapore said...

Think at I saw it at Kate Spade Raffles City Shopping Centre as well.

Kevin said...

Oh that's great..I have to go see it for myself:-P

Allan said...

good lord I love the opening! it's so wide!

I'm in love!

Kit said...

me too! i am lusting after the bag when i saw your post! by the way, do you know of any other labels or where i can find bags of such structure? i love them... and would want to own one; but so far from what i've seen, mainly are chunky pieces of frustration.

Kevin said...

Hi Allan, yes, the opening is wide to find anything in the bag! It's manly too!:-P

and Kit, doctor style bags pop up from time to time...so keep a lookout. Cannot think of any other brands for functional bags for the moment. Will ponder and let you know:-)

Anonymous said...

this bag is great! i was looking for something with tote handles and a detachable shoulder strap was appropriately sized for some books and a laptop and a weekend bag for a few changes of clothes.

ps. i was the one who asked about the Bally Jahn bag. it is not available in North America so i had to contact a store in Europe and here is the picture they had sent me:

http://xaf.xanga.com/da88247b77729215092200/w168143283.jpg

the rectangle in the front is actually a buttoned coin pocket

it was actually produced without the metal chain as seen on the website:
http://x95.xanga.com/c3b8524377728215092201/w168143284.jpg

i have seen a duffle bag version in the same color and leather and it reminds me of Hermes's togo leather.

it is $695 Euros and measures about 16x 5 x15