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RAGAZZO: Brunello Cucinelli’s Birkin for men

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Birkins are for women. And sometimes for marginally talented, overhyped male fashion designers walking around in ridiculous man-skirts as well. That’s a fact with which most of us have succesfully come to terms.

However, there are just those times when you’re admiring the sheer beauty of it that you wish Hermes offered men something that remotely resembled the iconic handbag – in a masculine kind of way. The Birkin-esque messenger bag they unveiled some years ago is still a little too feminine for most guys’ tastes.

Brunello Cucinelli travel tote

Thankfully, though, Italian designer Brunello Cucinelli has released a travel tote that perfectly combines a number of key design cues from the classic Birkin with just the right amount of I’m-a-real-man-but-I-still-care-how-I-look vibe.

Cut from tan canvas, trimmed generously with cognac leather and finished with polished silvertone hardware, the Cucinelli travel tote is sure to satisfy your Birkin craving. And that’s without attracting unwanted attention to yourself and asking to be called woman. Available on BlueFly for $1,784 (~ AED 6,600).

UPDATE: Dear Signore Brunello, can you please do this in leather, perhaps ostrich? Or maybe croc?


  1. Madeleine Gallay

    April 25, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    It’s gorgeous … hate having a practical thought over this but canvas is fragile, rips easily and goodbye kaching. Absolutely love this, not sure this is the answer but wish it were.

  2. Jim

    April 25, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I know! Perhaps for something we’d like to have for the longer-term, we should ask for exotic leather. That would look hawt in ostrich! And cost two arms and a leg!

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