‘Luxury’ and ‘everyday’ are not words often heard in the same breath, but emerging Bangkok label Container is set to change that with their selection of minimalist buttery leather and fine-stitched accessories for men, complete with practical compartments and everyday purpose. And a sure sign that the fashion savvy are catching on to this idea - the label has recently launched its third store, Container Living Room at Siam Center, in as many years.
So gorgeously simple, a number of their bags could pass for unisex (ladies, take note), nevertheless many are designed to be sturdy, masculine bags that withstand the abuse of everyday use and travel. The leathers, always vegetable-tanned to ensure flexibility, are hand-picked from Italian tanneries, while the fabrics are sourced from Japan with all materials hand-cut, hand-sewn and polished at their Bangkok atelier.
Recent lines have been inspired by the likes of artist Mark Rothko (neon green, electric blue and Hawaiian orange leather accessories) and the signature style of British hunting gents (tweed and corduroy in navy blues and olive greens). And style meets function with these collections featuring weekend duffels, backpacks, messenger bags, laptop and iPad sleeves, wallets, and totes for office or gym. Everyday luxury!