IBags galore this spring and for once it is not all about Mulberry influenced ‘Alexa’ satchels. Oh no things are getting all the more serious on the male front with doctor bags leading the way in the trend stakes. Structured, sleek, spacious, and oh so stylish, the doctor bag is likely to be found being carried by your nearest Fashionisto on his way to class (or perhaps the nurses office who knows!). Dunhill’s autumn/winter 2010 collection of mens accessories and exquisitely designed doctor bag really paved the way for this season’s smaller everyday bag. The ‘Doctor’ is perfect for any serious -or those simply wanting to appear serious- college student. It is smaller than a holdall, and far more stylish than the age-old school bag.
This student sports a softer vintage number that compliments his 1950s style turn-ups and structured coat. The bottom half is young and fun whilst the top half is mature and sophisticated, yet the whole look works to encompass the modern, consciously stylish academic. Gone are the days of endless hoodies, mismatched items and trainers that wouldn’t be welcome at the friendliest of gyms. Today’s Fashionisto understands trends more than ever and demands to be taken seriously. This Fashionisto knows exactly the kind of look he wants to portray and he does it with ease and a nonchalant smile.
This bag is not just for college days, but can be brought straight out from the lecture hall to the public bar. Just look to comedian and actor Matthew Horne who pairs his bag with his evening casuals. The doctor bag may have originated as a practical carrier for medical supplies and remedies yet here it provides a stylish ‘injection’ into this season's spring/summer trends.
HINT: Like today's Fashionisto get an updated bag with a strap. As it comes into summer wear it with rolled up khakis, a casual t, and the most bad ass vintage Ray-Bans you can find.