Monday, 1 November 2010

My Bag Collection #57


Below: A long overdue welcome to my new bag! My fabulous Balenciaga RGGH Canard Part-time!


Below: Love the combination of Rose Gold and Canard colour!



Below: Giant studs adds a tough and glamourous accent to the leather...


Below: Shiny rose gold even on the shoulder strap hooks...


Below: Rose gold has a vintage feel to the colour, yet glamourous at the same time...


Below: Double zippers for ease of opening the bag...


Below: In the dustbag...


Below: Me modeling the bag... a great shoulder bag that is not too huge and cumbersome... the proportion works for my height and build:-P



Below: Good for a blazer look and skinny jeans (or my Current Elliot Olive Cargo jeans!)


Balenciaga RGGH Canard Part-Time

It's a long overdue post for my latest bag addition acquired a few months back...

But better late than never (especially since I am off for the week and had time on my hands like never before! Hurray!)... so let me introduce my new Balenciaga RGGH (Rose Gold Giant Hardware) Canard Part-Time.

Boys have always been restricted to the weekender, courier and day designs when it comes to adopting Balenciaga bags. But I decided on a particular inspiring day many months ago to try out other styles of Balenciaga bags just for fun.

Interestingly, although I had no plans to buy anything... it seems my 'shopping ban' plan always backfire. In the name of research for my blog (good excuse to shop!) but at the expense of my bank account, I embark on the 'treacherous' mission and have to report that I have succeeded in testing the Balenciaga bags but failed to rescue my bank account.

Work bag is simply too short and small for my height. Weekender is too bulky for everyday. And First and Town is tiny for boys. I love the strap options for City...but that is too small again. So what's left is the Part-time which I was skeptical at first due to it's long shape. Surprisingly, at a length of aprox. 43cm, the Part-time resembles a small duffel bag. When I first shoulder sling it, I was immediately taken by the proportion of the bag against my height (I am 178cm tall) and build. I love the style, easy and non cumbersome. It does not looked entirely inappropriate for a guy and yet interesting enough to pass off as a guy's bag. I guess a bag is a bag, it is what marketing wants to sell it as, especially bags of a borderline gender designs. Hence the Part-time is up to the individual to see what works for him or not.

But one thing's for sure, I am liking the Balenciaga Part-time on me, especially with the new Giant Rose Gold Hardware against Canard colour (a turquoise based dark blue)... it's versatile and yet glamourous at the same time! I also love the double zipper pulls and the shorter shoulder strap which presents another option to carry the bag. Perfect for blazers and skinny jeans.

So out flashes my Visa card, in goes the Balenciaga RGGH Canard Part-time to my 'bag family'. Welcome! Welcome!:-P

Source: myMANybags

Retail price: SGD 2940. Where to buy: Balenciaga Boutique at Hilton Hotel

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never would I have imagined that bag on a guy but you pulled it of with aplomb ! FIERCE.

Anonymous said...

Part Time is the best model for a guy...I have never bothered with weekend because I hate big bags....been using my Part Time for ages....love Canard!

freshmess said...

Congrats on your new B! Loving the cargo pants, btw! Love!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thank you Mark! Those cargos are lovely:-) I love them:-P Although quite tight...lol

p76 said...

nice!good pick!
yeah this size is just nice.
the cargo is not tight la. dun worry! great cut!

silviasiantar said...

I love this!!!!! the color is sooo damn beautiful.

What a gorgeous purchase, and you are so skinny, Kevin :)

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Could I ask where the entire outfit (blazer, shirt, pants) is from? Love the style!
And I will admit to having copied your style ;)

Thanks from Denmark,
Henry

jlovesBal said...

Looking good! Love your whole outfit. :) A guy friend I know likes to collect weekenders!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thank u guys! Glad u all approve of my latest bag member:-)

And Henry: The cropped blazer and tee is from Topman, skinny cargo jeans is from Current Elliot (women's). Studded leather belt is from Dolce & Gabbana.

Anonymous said...

hey kev! love the bag! i miss seeing you post entries of your bag acquisitions like you used to! i'm seeing more fashion entries than bag entries lately!!! please post the rest of your bag purchases! we live vicariously through your shopping! haha!

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LittleMonster said...

Kev,.. looking fab. I was thinking of buying Velo actually. Do you think that is too girly for a guy?

iamfreakingcold said...

ZOMG! I have been looking for this combination everywhere!!! It's the perfect colour with the perfect hardware and it absolutely exudes the cool vintage style! Been cursing and swearing for not checking the bag out earlier and now it's gone for gd. JEALOUS! But i must say it's an awesome buy and u look fab with it.

Glen Converse said...

Oh, I sure wish you'd post more frequently. Of course, I understand there may be Visa/Mastercard/American Express restrictions. Love that bag, but I'm pretty much an LV and Gucci bag addict!

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words:-)

rei said...

i'm so envious!