Small Bags…for Boys

While eating breakfast this morning, I was paging through slideshows from Milan Men’s Fashion Week. In the Valentino collection, the array of clutches for men jumped out at me.

Valentino Fall 2012 Menswear Clutch

The gloves and clutch combo here is sleek and intriguing.

Not every guy can get away with carrying a clutch, but for those who can…I wholeheartedly approve.

About an hour later, I saw this post on the NYT On the Runway blog about the small bags being shown by Jil Sander. My favorite part was the answer to the question, “What would a businessman carry in a lunch bag?”

…maybe we are not supposed to know… It could be sexual, or he could be a killer or something, like ‘American Psycho,’ or all about control.

Jil Sander Fall 2012 Menswear lunch bag

I might need to go buy a new pair of leather gloves.

Now I’m going to go think about what Patrick Bateman would carry around in a lunch bag. At the moment, I’m thinking it’s a couple of knives and an apple.