I’ve said this once, and I’ll say this again, I really love how Dior Men Creative Director Kim Jones is giving the Maison a unified brand identity. Not only did he bring the Oblique motif, which has, since 1967, been part of the women’s collection, over to the men’s collection, but also the Saddle.
The recent revival of the iconic Saddle bag, thanks to Maria Grazia Chiuri, was reinterpreted by Jones, for Men. And now, Saddle fever has officially affected the men, too! Jones did this brilliantly, by injecting the men’s Saddle bags and SLGs with a rugged vibe, that bears no traces of anything remotely feminine, at all!
The Saddle has a casaul look. We give it a new masculine interpretation, like the shoulder bag that provides a very interesting Gaucho look ~Kim Jones~
The men’s Saddle line comprises an array of backpacks, crossbody bags, belt pouches, card cases, belt bags, clutches, all of which are either made of grained calfskin, Oblique canvas, and satin-finish crocodile, in a neutral colour palette such as black, navy, grey, and brown.
In fact, I don’t know about you, but I’m actually loving the Men’s Saddle bags and accessories more than the women’s versions, which are closer to the original Saddle. I’ve been lusting over that small clip-on belt pouch and clutch ever since I saw it during the Spring/Summer 19 runway show! #truestory Men’s bags, what? *pfft* Totally unisex, I say!
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