When it comes to carrying essentials, men have been largely limited to two options: creating inelegant walletand key-shaped lumps and bumps in trouser pockets, or schlepping around a large bag that a small child could ﬁt into. Finally, there’s an in-between – and long-overdue, not to mention seemingly painfully obvious – solution for the man who only has a couple of things to carry: The micro bag.
Small leather goods have been getting smaller for a few seasons now, and they have taken a variety of forms. For Spring 2019, for instance, Louis Vuitton created handbag-sized trunks and cylindrical bags covered in monogrammed leather in various hues. Prada suggests neat camera bag-like carriers, covered in dark solid colours or playful motifs such as whales. Versace, that purveyor of all things gender-bending and glamorous, is serving up handbags (pictured) that would not be out of place in its women’s collection. Ready to downsize? Now’s the time to do it.
TEXT LYNETTE KOH