They don’t make them like they used to. At some point every generation looks back at the past with nostalgia and collectively sighs while proclaiming at how things use to be for the better. Well maybe it is my generation’s turn to look back and wonder when things changed so drastically and we ended up here or in my case a woodland filled with bluebells. And by that I mean how did we end up here with so few bag options? Seriously, excluding the classics like Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Hermes, who else besides Loewe, Prada, and possibly Balenciaga have been pumping out hit bags these days? I remember when brands like Marc Jacobs, Dior, Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang, Gucci, Celine and Givenchy all churned out bag after bag that ended up on every lust list and my credit card bill. Sadly, now it seems like everyone is focused on trainers and not totes. But thank God someone over at Dior had some common sense to redesign the iconic Saddle bag that John Galliano released back in the late 90s to much fanfare. While I was too young to afford one and too suburban to pull it off at the time, now thanks to Kim Jones including them in his debut Dior Homme menswear collection, I can finally get my hands on one of the modern designs and relive years gone by. So here I am, modern baggage and all.

Dior Oblique Saddle bag Christian Dior @ Harvey Nichols, shirt J.W. Anderson, trousers Norse Projects,

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