Japanese brand Master-Piece is all about functionality without compromising style. Their bags are some of the most stylish around, while elevating all practical features to a whole new level. With their latest collection new to The Idle Man, we take a look at what you can expect from Master-Piece.
Master-Piece has been hand making their artisan bags since 1994, with founder Taichi Fujimatsu quite literally ‘mastering’ the balancing act of functionality and style. Their range features a plethora of different styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a bag to suit any need – whether it’s technical performance based, or something built more for city life.
Master-Piece’s backpacks are probably the brand’s crowning glory and what they have become renowned for. Their nylon twill constructions are sturdy enough for more adventurous endeavours, with vegetable tanned leather detailing adding elements of contemporary styling. Master-Piece’s backpacks also have all the usual elements that you probably want in a bag, such as adjustable shoulder straps and handy interior pockets, but it’s the unexpected design add-ons that really set the bags apart from the rest.
Expertly placed rivets, carabiner clasps and unusual patch pockets display exactly why Japan has become one of the best regions in the world for function design. Their classic style backpack is perfect for city life – big enough for all your everyday luggage.
Master-Piece Roll Top Backpack
If you’re after more of a functional bag for more practical occasions, Master-Piece’s roll top style bags are ideal. They feature some of the best, most durable materials around and are put through their paces in some of the toughest conditions. While their technical aspects are pretty much unrivalled in the bag world, their vibrant use of accentuating colours will ensure that you are leaps and bounds ahead in the style game.
Detailed hardware components also feature, with chromed buckles and clip fastenings making an appearance. This isn’t to say that the roll top bags from Master-Piece aren’t also suitable for the streets as well as the mountains, as they can take the stresses of city commutes and weekend travels with ease.
With festival season well and truly upon us, your choice of bag can often be an overlooked area. While you might want to go with a more understated, cheap holdall for your luggage (taking mud and potential thievery into account, of course), there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go for a more stylish option while you’re on the move. Master-Piece have definitely got you covered on this one.
Their classic rucksack has more than enough room to fit all your essentials in, but if you fancy something a little more compact, their waist bag is ideal. Also featuring the signature buckle and heavy-duty zip fastenings, the bag is stylish statement as well as being super functional. No signs of that controversial Grandma fanny-pack around here.