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Designer: Christopher Bastin
Founded: Gant, 1949; Gant Rugger, 1973
Who wears it: Urban preps; Andy Samberg, Dave Annable, Kid Cudi, Chord Overstreet, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis
You know it for: Washed, worn-in patterns and silhouettes (shirts are two inches shorter than normal)
Brand backstory: Rugger is Gant’s archival heritage brand, based on the “Rugger by Gant” collection launched in 1973 after the company introduced rugby shirts as an off-the-field option. It’s the line that Gant—a phenomenon in Europe with more than 600 stores—used to re-introduce itself to the U.S. market.
Here’s some history on the man bag:
Men once carried coin purses, and the oldest known purse dates back more than 5000 years, and was worn by a man, Ötzi the Iceman. In early Modern Europe, when women’s fashions moved in the direction of using small ornamental purses — which evolved into handbags — men’s fashions were moving in another direction. Men’s trousers replaced men’s breeches during the course of the 18th and 19th centuries, and pockets were incorporated in the loose, heavy material. This enabled men to continue carrying coins, and then paper currency, in small leather wallets. Men’s pockets were plentiful in 19th century and 20th century trousers and coats, to carry an ever-increasing number of possessions, such as pipes, matches, pocketknives, and so on, and they were an item frequently mended by their wives.Women, on the other hand, have shown a strong demand for larger handbags that carry more items for everyday use.
Men’s purse was revived by designers in the 1970s in Europe. Since the 1990s, designers have marketed a more diverse range of accessory bags for men. The designs are typically variations on backpacks or messenger bags, and have either a masculine or a more unisex appearance, although they are often more streamlined than a backpack, and less bulky than a briefcase. These bags are often called messenger bags or organizer bags. Demand is strong after several years of popularity, possibly supported by the growing range of modern electronic devices men carry with them. Men’s designer bags are produced by well-known companies such as Prada and Bottega Veneta in a variety of shapes and sizes. The global men’s bag and small leather goods trade is a $4 Billion a year industry.
Luxury handbags: A number of European manufacturers have long histories of producing leather goods. For some companies, such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton, handbags were introduced to their product range relatively recently in their history but for others like H.J. Cave & Sons, they have been around almost as long as the company. Nonetheless, handbags are among their best-known products, and their logos are recognized in many countries today. The most expensive of the luxury handbags are made by Hermès. Prices start at $6000; handbags are made to order, and the waiting lists are years long. Hermès handbag designs carry the names of actresses, socialites, and other celebrities who were frequently photographed with a particular handbag, most notably the “Birkin” bag named afterJane Birkin, and the “Kelly” bag named after Grace Kelly.
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Steve & Co. is a brand of men’s accessories designed for those who love beautiful things and like standing apart from the crowd for their original and always unexpected details. All Steve & Co. accessories are designed to satisfy the idea of a modern and refined style, without ever losing sight of quality and a certain creativity able to give character and personality to any outfit.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.
A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.
In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 andCongressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.
source: MLK .