Individuality is perpetually fashionable. In a time when we have more options than ever to express our uniqueness, any tiny items we pick becomes a well-thought cue to our preferences. From our homes to our cars to our clothes, our possessions are intimate expressions of your personalities.
When it comes to garments, though, we have an unprecedented liberty to bear our style, no matter whether it is bare essentials or head-to-toe unconventionality. Often, accessories make or break a look, and there is no better extension of who we are than backpacks. Complements to our outfits, packs carry not only our flair but also our world. From phones to laptops to work documents to school books to gym shoes, bags schlep around our most coveted and needed belongings. As crucial as their contents, packs today have turned into fashion statements in their own right.
If you are ever more thoughtful about how packs fit into the rudiments of your wardrobe, consider these rucks whose cool vibe creates a head-turning effect.
Briefcases might be outdated, but their sleek outlines remain a strong fashion reference. The Knomo Hudson is an example. The 10-liter, rectangular bag, equipped with padded straps and a top grab handle, exudes a vintage sophistication that is clothed in full-grain leather. A clever press-lock buckle system secures the top flap, which gives this exceptional creation a luxurious professional finish.
Pack maker Philo knows how to couple fashion and function. Its black cocoon convertible pack is a testament. Edgy and bold, this mixed-media bag features a 3-liter body, draped in soft, pebbled leather from outside and in mole suede from inside. The convertible strap allows for several carry modes – as a backpack, cross-body bag or shoulder bag. No matter how you choose to wear this bag, its compact, curved structure is to befit a fashion-forward ensemble.
School, a place where it is often difficult to stand out and yet almost everyone wants to do just that. With Timbuk2 Tuck Pack, however, piquing attention becomes easy. With a rugged aesthetic that comes in three different hues, this bag strikes with its atypical body. Two open pockets pointedly jut to the sides, while a roll-over flap buckles up at the top. It is a retro and reliable back – the front zipper and badge reflect light to ensure a secure night commute.
Travel might be wearing, but that does not mean it has to be deprived of class. Arcteryx Carrier Duffle delivers a dash of style, together with high durability and protection. With a burly construction, stripped out of outside compartments, the bag is rendered out of ripstop fabric with taped seams that prevent leakage and provide extraordinary resistance. A storm flap, stored in a zipped pouch, shields from inclement weather. With its simple yet functional design, this duffle pack makes for a modern travel companion.
Trounce through the city’s bustle with Mystery Ranch Urban Assault pack. Built out of highly durable 500D Cordura this bag can withstand any hectic day, and it has a design to show it. With an elongated, tube-like body, held shut with a Y-shaped zip, the pack lends its intuitive construction not only to a fast-paced lifestyle but also to spiffy urbanity.
It is hard to come by a modish and practical daypack. Fortunately, Sherpani Amelia bag is just that. Rendered in wool, suede or a blend of cotton and polyester, this 15-liter pack comes with attention-grabbing leather details, including a playful side tussle. Part purse, part top-loading bag, this elegant pack has enough space to organize the day’s essentials with an unexcelled elegance.