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9 Stylish Leather Totes To Get Now

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Whether it’s for everyday use or travel, you can’t go wrong with a good tote bag. Leather totes can be used year round, and are great for work if you need your laptop or have  a lot of paperwork to carry. Step up your  tote game with the various faux and real leather styles below:

Frye-James-Cut-Leather-ToteFrye James Cut Leather Tote ($269, Neiman Marcus)

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Preview: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Fall/Winter 2014

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For WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie fall/winter 2014 collection, the Peart brothers were inspired by Japan’s design, colors and textures found in its bountiful landscape, and the “dichotomy of Japanese culture—one deeply rooted in time-honored tradition yet at once swiftly ahead of the curve, modern and restrained and its beautiful landscape”.

See the collection below, which features a strong use of blues, stripes and a beautiful mountain landscape print on their Kastrup backpack style:

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Street Style: The High-Fashion Student

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In this week’s edition of OUT On The Street, I spotted a stylish student named Sichao on the NYU campus. Dressed in luxury garbs, Sichao pulls off a Jil Sander overcoat with Church’s lace-ups, and a WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie tweed backpack that is on my wish list. See the full look on Out.com, and check out more street style on Vee Travels.

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Gift Guide: Passport Covers & Cases For International Travelers

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The holiday shopping season is among us, which means it’s time to start thinking gifts. Each week I’ll be posting a set of  gift ideas with the topics of travel, grooming, tech and winter fashion that’ll work for friends, family or even to pickup for yourself (or to add to your wish list). This week is all about international travelers and their passports.

A passport cover adds a stylish personality to the basic passport, while also adding extra sleeves for cash or credit cards. For multi country journeys and big shoppers, a case is the perfect organizer for several tickets, receipts for tax refunds (if the city you’re visiting offers it when you leave) and to hold all your euros, pounds or pesos. See our top five this season below:

Kenneth Cole – Paglietta Leather Travel Case

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The textured midnight blue leather travel case from Kenneth Cole can hold 10 cards in their own slots, includes a zipper pocket on its left side and bill compartment on the other, and has a pen loop so the user always have a pen or pencil handy ($90, Kenneth Cole).

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Fall Shopping: Statement Backpacks To Get Now

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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.

 


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5 Stylish Luxury Bags For Your Camera

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Hoping you are inspired to travel and continue using a camera along with your smartphone, why not gear up the tool with a luxury good?

Cameras will never go out of style and are an essential travel accessory for photo memories and to document unique findings, one should own a special case or camera bag for their instrument. A luxury bag, pouch or satchel could double as a camera bag depending on size of the camera. Selecting bags to accommodate two standard camera sizes, pick out your next or first luxe camera bag below: Read the rest of this entry

Summer Shopping: 10 Canvas Totes To Get Now

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From colorful Coach and Banana Republic designs, to the simplicity by Burberry, Mismo and Billykirk; update your summer arsenal with these versatile and durable canvas tote bags. Several of the totes come with adjustable-height handles or removable straps.

Mismo‘s waxed-canvas tote from Denmark is your go-to for a day-to-night bag, and Japan’s Master-Piece Potential tote offers a transitional design and color that will bring you right into the fall season. With all its pockets, you’ll need to shop for more tech goodies and travel accessories to fill it out. Both available at Mr. Porter. See them and all the bags below:

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Preview: WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Spring/Summer 2014 at Pitti Uomo

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Following the recent London Collections: Men showings, fashion heads down to Florence for Pitti Uomo. Showing for the first time at this famed menswear tradeshow event is the unisex accesory brand, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie.

Designers and twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart were given a freestanding space in order to reimagine usual display and showcase their spring/summer 2014 collection, which resulted in a the creation of The Garden House; a glass house for the Italian sun to shine on the Peart brothers’ designs. See photos from day one below, including Nick Wooster testing out a handsome forest green leather sport bag.

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