Day 3 was the day I most anticipated. Let's put it this way– my dogs first middle name is Bastian (don't judge me). So yea, I'm a fan of his work.
Michael Bastian's showing at New York's first Men's Fashion Week was also his first time showing for women. Job well done, Mikey B. job well done. Personally, I think of Michael Bastian as a mix between Dsquared and Ralph Lauren. Classic Americana, but with a current main stream edge that men want and desire. His Spring/Summer 2016 Collection was no different – he offered lots of obvious multi-use pieces that are easy to place in your closet. From athlete to power broker, polo to double breasted blazer, tassel loafers to high-top kicks… he depicted the new age Bel-air man. Carlton meets Gordon Gekko meets Stephen Curry.
Duck Dynasty has finally made it to the runway – Hey! Uncle Si would be ecstatic:-)
The man bag and murse are fine, but I still love to see a man with a classic messenger bag.
It looks like it belonged to your great great grandfather, but
yet it looks like you can give it to your grandson when he
heads to college. This satchel is perfect. If you need a new bag
and you have the funds go to jcrew.com and buy this bag $795
dark brown messenger, it’s just as original, but with a
slight modern edge for $225, jcrew.com
When men first began carrying bags that were traditionally worn by women people laughed- they laughed loud and they laughed hard. But with some of manliest men and top style gurus strutting . . . I mean walking around with these bags you have to ask yourself- is it really THAT bad? Some people think that the "man-bag" portrays 1 of 2 things: you're self-absorbed or you like men. I'm thinking that stigma is changing. The list of of men who rock "murses" grows everyday: Pharrell, David Beckham, Lupe Fiasco, Tom Brady, Seal, Kanye West, Ryan Reynolds, and Terrence Howard just to name a few.
“Don’t call it a murse,” says PHARRELL, pulling out his second look from the gargantuan purple croc HERMES tote, which he has accessorized with another JACOB key chain, this one covered in yellow diamonds to match the bag’s gold hard-ware.
“It’s not a man purse. It’s my travel bag.”
PHARRELL says style is… "about who you are, where you’re going, what’s comfortable…It’s your attitude that makes it hot.”
“It’s not that I’m necessarily proud of being a nerd,” says PHARRELL. “It’s who I am.”
he's so proud!
I think he's an advocate for the murses, he'll probably start a non-profit in support of men carrying bags that look like purses. . . (I'm just playin')
So how do you feel about murses & man-bags?