Perhaps one of the ‘it’ bags of today among the fashionable and fashion-forward men and women are the messenger bags. But of course in a very fashion-conscious and competitive society people live in, in order to stand out among the rest, what they should have got are not just a conventional but rather, cool messenger bags.
A Little History
A messenger bag which is also called as a courier bag is defined as a kind bag that is worn over one shoulder with one strap that goes around the chest as it rests the bag on the lower back. It is usually made out of some cloth material which is either natural or synthetic. Who would have thought but messenger bags are actually first and often used by bicycle messengers until they became a fashion icon nowadays.
Function and Use
More than its look and its brand, the number one consideration among messenger bags is their functionality and utility. Just like backpacks, the function of messenger bags is to provide comfort to people in carrying their heavy or bulky items as they while allow easy access to what is inside.
Usually, messenger bags have those features specifically suitable for cycling, such as fittings that give ease in adjusting the shoulder strap, fast release buckles, an adjustable hinged buckle, and the ability to attach a variety of accessories such as lights, phone holders, drink tumbler and the like.
Brands and Designs
Even the signature bag labels do not want to get behind the fad with messenger bags. Such are Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Diesel and Juicy Couture. Designs would vary from checks and plaids, lines and stripes up to graphics and plains.
Fashion over Function
These days, messenger bags have been a counterpart of women’s purse among men. They have been a fashion accessory more than a functional mobility. Moreover, people are becoming more conscious about their brands and their looks so as to get cool. But how do they really define cool messenger bags?
When COOL means a lot MORE
People have to consider than what makes messenger bags cool is not just the brand or the look, but more importantly, their material and functionality, and even durability.
Materials that are used in messenger bags are expected to be durable and often water-resistant as compared to other over-the-shoulder bags. Few examples of messenger bag materials are leather, synthetic and genuine, plastic, canvas, tarp, vinyl, twill and nylon.
Actually, what makes cool messenger bags above everything else, since the material, functionality and durability are already given, is the added value or feature it has.
1. reversible messenger bag – everyday anew
2. recyclable messenger bag – billboard for instance
3. personalized messenger bag – with photos and prints
4. denim messenger bag – ragged or worn-out style
5. animal skin messenger bag – snake or crocodile
6. safari print messenger bag – military or leopard
7. statement messenger bag – one-liners
8. afro-graphic messenger bag – reggae-inspired
9. vintage-image messenger bag – Hollywood icons like Elvis Presley
10. luminescent messenger bag – glow-in-the-dark
11. multi-function messenger bag – for foods, clothes and documents in one
12. rubber-made messenger bag – more of sporty function
The above are just examples of today’s so-called cool messenger bags people across all ages, gender and status can surely find a perfect match with.
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