Ramp up the attitude for Fall: Classic bags with an edge

Ramp up the attitude for Fall: Classic bags with an edge

Navy is the new black

Text: Andrea Sim

Alfred Dunhill eschews the inky staple for a punchy blue in their AW15 line of leather accessories

Going by the moniker the Duke (harking the brand's beginnings on Duke Street, London in the early 20th century), Alfred Dunhill's Fall accessories embrace what seems like the colour of the season: Midnight blue. Fashioned from supple French calf hide handcrafted by leather artisans, the brand's portfolios, briefcases, totes and holdalls may be heirloom pieces, but its true clincher remains the healthy dose of attitude that comes with the cool shade — something a staid black fails to provide. For the conservative gent hesistant to dip his toes into the inviting pool of blue, classic cognac is available as a safe bet.  

If we had to pick our favourites, we'll say the Duke 24 hour bag in navy had us at first sight. The handsome leather tote is the ideal companion for that weekend getaway (which we all know is imminent) and only gets better paired with deep burgundy and forest green knits that are well-suited for the season. Pass on more than just a well-crafted bag to the generations that succeed you — a luxe leather tote stitched together by hand in a hue that ramps up your 'tude is surely deserving of travels beyond a single lifetime.