In this edition of Vee Travels’ In The Bag series, essential accessories for travel in London. Shot in one of the luxury personality suites of The Savoy, these accessories are based on a blue color scheme, that also mix winter accessories with unique tech designs. Just in time if you’re headed to London early next week for the spring/summer 2014 menswear collections at London Collections: Men.
Backpack – Tumi
The Tumi Lejeune Backpack Tote ($445) is very versatile, and the camo pattern option got me several compliments during my time in London last month. Wear as a backpack or use as a tote with the backpack hide-a-way straps and its military-inspired, cord top handles Offering four pockets on the outside (three zips and two open), inside you’ll find several pockets (a large zip, large open and small open pockets) with an orange color scheme.
Accessories that can work anywhere in the world are essential for a traveler to showcase a global style, especially for the weekend when you are packing light and need an easy transition back to your day-to-day routine. Once you’ve picked your travel companion—for this trip to Cartagena, Coach’s Bleecker Legacy Weekend Tote ($658) for its modern heritage design and spacious body—its time to pack the necessities for your journey. So what do you bring in the bag?
If you’re only going to be traveling for a short time, no need to bring that laptop of yours obviously, but if you need to get some sort of work done or you need to catch up on your shows while in transit, a tablet is the way to go. However for any international trip, the first thing you need before that is to style up your passport:
Passport Cover – Men In Cities
From Yuvi Alpert’s Men In Cities (an edited, limited collection of accessories each month with each item costing the same price), this beige Global Nomad Passport Cover ($40) has a vintage inspired charm to it. With two large pockets on each inside flap—one for a passport end and the other for your ticket—and a smaller pocket on the right flap (not pictured).
Now contrbuting for AskMen.com, my first story is on fall statement backpacks that you’re going to want to get your hands on this season!
The backpack made a fashion comeback a couple of years ago, and it isn’t going away any time soon, with designers and brands still featuring it in their collections. On trend right now is the statement backpack, which stands out from your basic North Face or Jansport pack you lugged around the college campus (or the beat-up one you still use as a carry-on). Loaded with character, a statement backpack can go a long way with a bold print or a chic utilitarian design. So throw on one of these packs and show it off at the gym, at work — or possibly on your next date.
Pictured above on the far left, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie‘s Liberty Print Canvas Backpack, then clockwise from the top left; Coach‘s Thompson Backpack, Mismo‘s Leather-Trimmed Twill Backpack, Zara‘s Animal Print Rucksack, and Herschel Supply Co.‘s Heritage Backpack. Visit AskMen.com for what makes these and five other backpacks the statement packs to get this season, and the links where to buy them.
As the temperature drops from a warm New York Fashion Week, it’s time to pack away summer garbs and pull out the fall washes. A way to transition into fall is by having a style that utilizes two versatile trends: the denim shirt and use of camel.
Representing a summer tone, Daniel is wearing a light washed denim shirt from the LA-based denim specialist brand, Simon Miller, and we paired it with Bonobos‘ straight leg chinos in a bright camel-toned color—camel is an essential color for fall.
Shot around New Haven’s Yale, we accessorized the look with collegiate ready cap toe oxfords, a hand-woven navy tie from Everett, and a market tote from Herschel Supply’s new camouflage collection. Camo is a pattern that is still having its moment, but looks like it’ll be here to stay; making it perfect to include in your transitioning and fall wardrobe.
The shark’s the hottest animal right now! Discovery Channel’s annual, week-long obsession of the sea creature started on Sunday, and Sharknado‘s becoming a cult classic; with plans for a second film due in 2014 that will be based in New York.
When I came across TOMs’ Shark Week shoes, I fell in love with them and put together a look based around the ‘it‘ animal’s new footwear. With the shoes having a strong pattern already, even if you go with the Biminis, I wanted to keep the look simple, but still sharp.
Shot by the Intrepid, I styled Eric here with John Varvatos’ silk-blend Hampton polo in dry fig and a pair of dark wash, skinny jeans from Express. Accessories include are VonZipper’s new Commonwealth sunglasses in torte, a brown cuff watch from GUESS, and the tech-friendly Herschel Supply Heritage backpack—all of which matched the navy canvas and brown suede stringing the eyelets perfectly.