MRket Las Vegas, Shoes & Bags

MRket LV 2013 Winter – Outfits, Shoes & Bags

In our final report from February’s MRket show in Vegas, I want to focus more on the popular shoe and people pictures. On top of that, I put together a little picture series of the bags men carry at MRket.

Bags

Most men today wear a nylon backpack if they need to carry things around, which is pretty sad because not only does it make you look like you just come from high school but you also hit others when you turn yourself on a bus or plane without even noticing it. Hence, (shoulder) bags are the way to go. Of course, I am not talking about the ugly nylon versions out there but the thoughtfully designed, rugged or elegant companions that are built to last.
The first example is made out of British Bridle leather, which is traditionally used for saddles and renowned for its tough wearing characteristics. A bag made of bridle leather should last decades.

Bridle leather bag

Bridle leather bag

This cowhide bag was interesting because the handle was cut out of one piece.

Cowhide bag with interesting one-piece handle

Cowhide bag with interesting one-piece handle

The popular nylon bag.

Polyester nylon shoulder bag

Polyester nylon shoulder bag

Light tan steer hide bag

Light tan steer hide bag

Embossed leather bag with sterling silver hardware

Embossed leather bag with sterling silver hardware

Old man with canvas bag

Old man with canvas bag

Brown faint stripe leather bag

Brown faint stripe leather bag

This is quite big an only needed if you haul larger items around.

Big chocolate leather brown tote bag

Big chocolate leather brown tote bag

Beat up canvas bag

Beat up canvas bag

Shoes

A beautiful modified monk with w dark burnished toe. Would you want to own this shoe?!

Beautiful burnished cap toe monk shoe

Beautiful burnished cap toe monk shoe

All yellow is certainly bright.

I have never seen a shoe with its weight imprinted.

380 grams cotton twill shoes

380 grams cotton twill shoes

Royal blue sole with brown suede

Royal blue sole with brown suede

Leather strap sandals with rolled up salmon -orange jeans

Leather strap sandals with rolled up salmon -orange jeans

Gold glitter shoes

Gold glitter shoes

Interesting shoe, though the shiny faux croc is just not my cup of tea.

Faux croc deck shoes without socks

Faux croc deck shoes without socks

colorful socks with penny loafers

colorful socks with bit loafers

Classic black penny loafers

Classic black Gucci bit loafers

I like the contrast color in the brogues.

Burgundy suede shoes with pink accents

Burgundy suede shoes with pink accents

Outfits

This is a very unusual color combination though I think it works rather well.

Teal shirt with purple brown plaid sportscoat and purple pants

Teal shirt with purple brown plaid sportscoat and purple pants

A more classic outfit with navy jacket and winchester shirt but the accessories make all the difference.

Winchester shirt with tie pin & lapel pin

Winchester shirt with tie pin & lapel pin

Strong Plaid with dark blue shirt

Strong Plaid with dark blue shirt

Yellow Pants with camouflage

Yellow Pants with camouflage

Paisley & chalk stripe suit

Paisley & chalk stripe suit

This is a very special look for two reasons. First, not many people wear purple chalk stripe suits and second, even fewer wear Balthus tie knot, which is the biggest knot of all and was named after the artist Balthus, who popularized it.

Grey with purple chalk stripe suit & Balthus knot

Grey with purple chalk stripe suit & Balthus knot

Dread locks, knit tie & button down collar shirt

Dread locks, knit tie & button down collar shirt

Tartan button down collar

Tartan button down collar

what a smile

what a smile

Beautiful prints

Beautiful prints

Rugged luxury look

Rugged luxury look

Orange plaid, tie & boutonniere

Orange plaid, tie & boutonniere

Teal & brown

Teal & brown

A fine example of unique style

8x4 blazer with bow tie

8×4 blazer with bow tie

Shooting jacket with leather patched & yellow doe skin vest

Shooting jacket with leather patched & yellow doe skin vest

And two examples of how not to wear suits.

Ring overload

Ring overload

The rainbow suit

The rainbow suit

6 replies
  1. Gernot_Freiherr_von_Donnerbalken says:

    At first I’d like to thank you a lot, dear Mr. Schneider, for sharing these impressions. Before all, the picture of that gentleman wearing a teal shirt with purple brown plaid sportscoat and purple pants ist utterly inspirational. I could see myself trying such an combination in the future.

    Let’s take then that young man in yellow pants with a camouflage coat. I’ve remarked that camouflage patterns are more and more used in civilian fashion. This is interesting in so far, as a lot of once military items have found their way into it such as the trench coat. Secondly, it is an interesting parralel that many patterns used on sports jackets and tweed suits were used as it were as “proto-camouflage” patterns for hunting.
    Nevertheless I would consider it odd to buy pieces of cloth in camouflage elsewhere than in a surplus store, let alone to wear it elsewhere than on very casual occasions, preferably in nature.
    Similar thing with that “rugged luxury look”. I don’t really see a point in paying several hundreds of dollars to look like a woodcutter who has maybe paid 50 $ for all of his clothes.Though, with jeans being sold for more than 200 $ nowadays, chances are that such things find their customers.

  2. BTP says:

    Enjoying the reports from MRket. Great work, as always.

    FYI, I believe the shoes you have identified a couple of times in the last few posts as “penny” loafers are actually more properly called “bit” loafers. Bit loafers have a metal (or sometimes leather) bit across the front strap, while a penny loafer has a slot cut into the front strap, into which at one time it was popular to slip a penny (or other coin), hence the name.

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