Monday, January 10th, 2011

2:30 pm

Makr Rucksack

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A couple of Makr bags have just landed at French Trotters and here’s our pick of the bunch. Given men’s natural love for all things navy we often find ourselves forcing ourselves to get accessories in different colours, if only…

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

11:30 pm

Alternative Canvas Rucksack


This rucksack is a simple piece with adjustable straps and canvas with leather trim. “A leather-trimmed rucksack with both drawcord and buckle-flap closures is fronted by a roomy buckle-flap pocket.” Simple and available at Nordstrom. More looks after the click.

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Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

3:30 pm

Ann Demeulemeester Rucksack

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Rucksacks tend to split into two camps: either they’re overly rustic or their made of buttery soft leather. This bag, by Ann Demeulemeester – or Ann D for those too lazy to spell her name – falls into the latter…

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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

3:30 pm

Jas M.B. Canvas Vintage Rucksack

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We’ve liked the rucksacks doing the rounds but they’re all a bit…petite. Personally, we’d like something a little heft to it, something like this bag right here. It’s hard to express how big a bag is without giving the measurements…

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Friday, February 12th, 2010

6:30 pm

Ally Capellino ‘Alphonse’ Rucksack

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Ally Capellino’s SS10 collection saw a new addition to the family in the form of the ‘Alphonse’ rucksack. It’s got all the typical components of an Ally Capellino bag – well made, quintessentially British, canvas and all that good stuff…

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Friday, October 30th, 2009

11:30 am

Filson Green Rucksack

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This is one of those obvious picks. Not that we’re ‘over’ Filson or anything, but at this point, everyone knows about them. Everyone knows the level of quality in their bags, the rugged finish, the vegetable tanned leather handles and…

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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

8:00 pm

C.P. Company Tinto Terra Rucksack

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C.P. Company drops a leather rucksack on the market in the form of their Tinto Terro rucksack. The leather finish is “earth-dyed with natural pigments. Two big side pockets with lapel closed by tape and snap and equipped with handle.”…

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1:30 pm

Lavenham Quilted Rucksack

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We’re torn. We hate those Barbour quilted jackets, but love the quilted effect. Our way around this earth shatteringly important problem would be to get a quilted accessory. If, for some crazy reason, you’re not entirely sold on quilted accessories…

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Thursday, October 1st, 2009

3:30 pm

Head Porter Tanker Standard Rucksack

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We’re starting to think that hunts for the ‘perfect’ version of anything are overrated – especially when it comes to accessories. No one accessory can be perfect for every occasion, so we’d recommend having a team of bags instead. This…

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