Jun 11, 2015

Why the Leather Backpack is Your Best Friend for Summer

Think you can't wear leather in the summer? Think again. Mr. Essentialist shares his go-to backpack for warmer days ahead.

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There's something to be said about keeping things handsfree, especially in a place like New York. The city's subways, if anything, require two things: Dauntless confidence and exceptional balance (the latter is achieved mostly via a sturdy grip, the former by sunglasses). But what of your mid-commute text and email obligations, or even the casual skips you make on your Spotify app? Here's the thing: A briefcase, while often exceptionally dapper-making, limits your multi-tasking prowess. Instead, replace it with Skagen's sleek and supple leather backpack, which craftily features a hidden (yet fully accessible) back pocket. Put simply, it's become my constant companion for travel and work.

Backpack / Skagen • Bomber / Acne Studios • Sweater / Maison Kitsuné • Sunglasses / Garrett Leight California Optical x Mark Mcnairy • Jeans / Acne Studios • Lace-Ups / Want Les Essentiels de la Vie • Photography / Justin Duplantis

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