The Messenger Bag Director’s Chair

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Our Retrenders staff member and film connoisseur Johnny Moreno sometimes fancies himself as a big time director, like he’s the next Pedro Almodóvar.  He will definitely like this item, it’s not just a director’s chair, but folds up into an easy-to carry messenger bag.

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A workhorse messenger bag by Jack Spade

My wife is always on the look out for a new purse and I’m always on the look out for a new man-purse, I mean, messenger bag. Recently found this awesome bag by Jack Spade. Living in San Francisco, you pretty much need a sweater or some kind of outerwear in the morning, but in the afternoon, you always end up carrying it in your hands. It can be a big hassle. With this, you can leave the house without lugging a huge bag, giving you that slim look. Once the weather turns out nicer, just unzip the side and a bigger bag appears, ready to carry your jacket or sweater.

MSRP:  $225.00USD

For more info, go to:  Jack Spade – Nylon Canvas Expandable Day Bag.

Man Bag: J. Crew Abingdon

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A messenger bag is pretty much a part of me as I commute to work everyday. All around on the bus, I see all the men carrying a similar bag because, these days, we just have a lot to lug around. I’ve got today’s lunch, my sweater, ipod, cell phone, keys, reading materials, etc. To be honest, I feel naked without my bag and I’m pretty rough with it, that’s why I’m always on the lookout for new bags or newer styles. Guess where I found this beautiful messenger bag –, which is my wife’s quick link to her purse addiction. Ughh, that’s when I realized that the messenger bag is the modern man’s purse but, darnit, that’s one good looking bag and the price is awesome. I want one…

For more info, go to: – J. Crew Abingdon.

Mr. B’s for ALDO: A Modern Twist on a Classic Footwear

Mr. B’s for ALDO

New York designer, Christian Cota, joined ALDO to present a premium men’s footwear line that featured chunky brogues in both shoe and boot options.  The colors are bold and the footwear exudes a classic and modern effort in its styling and function.

Blake boot in Navy/Grey and Cognac

I recently tracked down (yes, tracked down!) a pair of the Blake boots in Navy/Grey (pictured above).  The sizes run a bit big, but to my advantage, there was only one pair left (at the time) for order across the country.

These now take their place as one of my most cherished of fashion finds.  The leather is sturdy.  The styling is impeccable, for both casual and dress wear.  And the color??  Wow!!

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