I realise the title of this story, may have caused you to envisage a Peter Stringfellow type character, with a Barbie hanging from his arm. I am however talking about bags! Designers such as Mulberry and Louis Vuitton are instrumental, in the ultimate arm candy envy, but this is often prevalent amongst a mostly female audience. This being said there is however a plethora, of gorgeous statement pieces, which we men alike can invest in. The key elements to any outfit is of course colour palette, styling but most importantly of all: Accessories. So follow me as I guide you through, what I hope will be the ultimate pieces of Arm Candy:
Mulberry Elkington Briefcase
It’s a given that the ultimate bench mark of men’s style, is the classic suited and booted ensemble and this bag will be the ideal accompaniment to this. Whether you are heading for the city, or just pushing your fashion boundaries, this bag is effortless and classic. A soft superior grade leather base with push lock detail, are all key elements in the desirability of this piece. Other key details include the exquisite brushed gold buckles, with the signature Mulberry tree, engraved onto construction rivets.
Chanel Graffiti Rucksack
A modern take on the backpack is achieved here, with this piece and the antiquated look to the bag, appeals to the laidback side, in all of us. The practical side of the bag is untouchable, with a generous roomy base and front pocket detail. Granted it’s a greatly expensive option of bag, to use for those dressed down, care free days, but it really is an investment, in a modern spin on street style. The graffiti style colours emblazoned on the bag, are highly complimented, by the distressed infamous interlocking double ‘C’ logo. On a personal note, this is for me an extreme piece of arm candy royalty and one to which, will leave others green with envy. Chanel is the epitome of classic heritage and styling, but this bag is a much welcomed break of attitude and frivolity.
Alexander McQueen Hybrid leather Zip Pouch
Over the last year more and more members of the fashion elite, have shown their appreciation for the often subjective trend, of the men’s clutch. I myself fall privet to this and have wisely invested in a collection of coveted items. I’m not expecting to see your average builder, puling a £20 note out from his delicate clutch, at the local greasy spoon, but for the much savvier dressers out there, this really is a trend worth buying into. This McQueen zip pouch, heralds a much needed change in men’s accessories and pushes the boundaries of the mainstream. A gorgeous black buffalo leather ensures the bag has serious wear ability, perfectly accented by the front zip detail. In terms of dimensions, it is just spacious enough to house your phone, wallet and for someone like myself, the odd make-up essentials, for much needed touch ups. A delicate handle offers the wearer, an easy way to drape this piece from their fashionista wrist with pride.
Go forth my fellow fashion disciples and invest wisely, in your future arm candy.