Monday, May 18, 2009

my stuff

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. Here's exhibit A:

This is the bag that started it all. If it looks tiny, it is. This is my backpack from when I was very young. From around 1st grade through 5th. It was a quiver for my home made arrows, a game bag for when my buddies and I caught frogs and toads, and also my briefcase for school work. I quite like the maharishi style pattern. I wore this backpack everywhere. Ask my parents. 

I used this bag almost all through undergrad. The plaid is a bit much, I admit, but I still like it a lot. If you look closely, you'll see a bottle opener at  the bottom of the flap. Since it's made of wool, corduroy, and leather, it's a pretty sturdy bag. A good, medium sized bag for carrying all the crap I don't really need. 

This is my newest acquisition. I picked it up at an Army Surplus in northern Michigan. I think it's Swiss or German. Lately, I've been toying with the idea of making a pannier out of it. I really like the metal and leather hardware.  

I love the bottom of the bag. The metal feet are a great detail. Why don't more bags have feet like this? Think about all the gross places your favorite bag has been. 

So there you have it. A quick, cursory glance of some of the things that hold my other things. More to come in exhibit B. 


Bonnie Klyde said...

That. bag. is. awesome. The last one I mean. If I saw a guy with that bag I think I might just bum rush. Thanks for the comment! As much as I do love Breakfast at Tiffany's, I would have felt so cliche doing a post about it. Audrey Hepburn is stylish in pretty much every movie I've ever seen her in. Even more so that BAT.

dapper kid said...

That bag is absolutely beautiful! I have actually been going to my local Army Surplus store for quite a while now, looking for something similar. And I love the camo backpack :)

Shini said...

Maaan the last one is sooo good, why does army ANYTHING look good out of context? the colours are so wearable too, and not looking like military junkie..

Lesley said...

All those bags are awesome!!! I especially like the one with a bottle opener! :-)

wrennybird said...

You still have your bag from grade school?!
Love them. Looks like I'll have to be heading to the nearest army surplus store........

AsianCajuns said...

I think you are trying to spread your addiction- I love every single one of those bags. And I can't believe you got the last one at an army surplus store. I imagine all of these are sufficient for carrying Salinger tomes.

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