Tod's leather backpack

Soft as a pillow

BY JANIE CAI | Dec 1, 2015 | Accessories

Illustration by Priscilla Wong

There are many arguments in favour of carrying a backpack. First off, it’s good for lugging around your heavier work items because it distributes weight evenly over your shoulders (unless you insist on carrying it one-shouldered like a too-cool-for-school college kid).

Secondly, backpacks have grown up and are having a serious style moment. Just look at the myriad of renditions available, and most likely, you’ll be stumped for choice. An upcoming winner is this supple, hand-textured SS16 piece from Italian luxury label Tod’s.

Designed by Creative Director Andreas Incontri, who uses his as a soft makeshift pillow on flights, this navy leather bag is sleek, functional and extremely lightweight. It also sports a subtle hand-painted surface texture, making it the perfect choice for gentlemen who prefer their backpacks a class above.