A deep-dive into the pockets of one of modern style's greatest evolutions: the 'man bag'.
Before the vice-like grip of binary Victorian dress codes took hold, when the only acceptable bag for a man to carry was a briefcase, it was commonplace for men to carry a bag or pouch with them wherever they went for all of their Renaissance man essentials (coins, stylus, crusts of bread, herbs and spices, and the odd religious relic). Parallels can easily be drawn with today’s hands-free equivalent – the polymath creatives of the London fashion scene cart their modern man essentials (smart phone, keys, contactless, vape) around in a bum bag strapped to their chests. Whilst the contents have changed, we have more in common with our Medieval forebears than we think – we value convenience, easy access to our personal effects and a bit of stylish flair. And it makes perfect sense – so why, for so long, did we shun an accessory that clearly has both functional and aesthetic benefits?