My mom has recently been complaining that my choices are too old for my age: I’d gladly choose the Sac de Jour and other designer briefcases over backpacks, I love wearing silk shirts and my favorite colors are black and plum. Does that make me old-fashioned, what do you guys think? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. Until then, let me provide some peace to my mom and write about one of my favourite backpacks, the Loewe Puzzle Backpack.
As a kid, the only backpack I absolutely ADORED was this gigantic PVC backpack with a large Spiderman emblazoned on it. Who am I kidding, I still love it and it probably would be my first choice if I needed to pack my entire wardrobe in a rucksack.
However, having grown up (somewhat), I have started to realize the beauty of an all-leather backpack; what truly caught my eye the other day while performing my daily ritual of bag-ogling and stress-relief at SSENSE was this gorgeous, completely leather crafted beauty, the Loewe Puzzle Backpack in black.
I have already told you about the Spanish luxury house’s massive resurgence with their classic Puzzle Satchel and their latest collab with Ken Price. The Puzzle Backpack is Loewe’s take on the original shape (which I still like better) to give it a supposedly more youthful vibe. Judgement aside though, the backpack itself is absolutely fabulous, crafted from paneled grained calfskin and highly functional, with a zippered pocket at the face, patch pocket at the side and a fold-over flap with press-release fastening. The throat is protected by a convenient but also secure drawstring closure, while the interior has got a laptop compartment that can be sealed with a press-release so you get to look undeniably chic even while going to work.
With a carry handle at the top and adjustable leather shoulder strap to maximize your versatility enough to carry a backpack, the interior is lined with soft twill and complemented by silver-tone hardware to make an absolutely stunning leather backpack.
The final cherry on the top: the flap has an ornately embossed logo to add an understated, elegant but overall quite a majestic aura. So here you go, boys (and men), the Loewe Black Puzzle Backpack, which you can grab at SSENSE right now for $2990 USD