Happy Tuesday, y’all! I hope everyone had a restful and pleasant Labor Day holiday long weekend. I know I accomplished a lot and rested quite a bit, so I feel satisfied heading into this short work week! I hope you all are in the same boat as me with that.
I have decided to add another new, regular weekly post into the mix here at WorthyStyle: Temptation Tuesdays. Temptation Tuesdays will cover more expensive items than Must-have Mondays. The Temptation Tuesdays field will include items that are over $250 that are quite tempting for me to purchase (duh). This week I am tempted by the items from the Billy Reid for Coach collaboration. This collaboration starts at $250 and caps off at a surprising (for Coach standards), $20,000… they typically peak at around $800.
I first saw these mentioned in WWD in June, and then was reminded again of the collaboration when I saw a photo of multiple bags in Nylon magazine. I have long been a fan of Billy Reid, who is based out of Florence, Alabama. I know him better for his menswear items – Brad Goreski, GQ magazine, and Esquire magazine have long supported him and sung his praises. He has won three awards from the CFDA – so he clearly knows how to speak to high fashion! My Dad saw items from the Billy Reid/Coach baseball heritage collection this weekend while up in DC and said they were gorgeously constructed – particularly the baseball mitts – and that they were fun and felt luxe.
To make a long story short, I have never shied away from wanting a gentleman’s bag if I thought it would serve my purpose… I carry heavy legal files and peer-reviewed journals about, so I need something that is not cheaply assembled. Leather develops a patina, and only grows more beautiful with age – so why not purchase bags that are constructed well? Plus, I have always had a bit of a geeky Tomboy streak, so I am going to love anything that makes me look like a professor. That is a personal win in my book (it’s the little things)!
Photos property of Billy Reid and Coach:
Billy Reid x Coach leather day bag, $900:
Unrealistic to own but incredibly beautiful:
Louisiana crocodile skin, ~$20,000 (the black one on the Coach website is $10,000)
What do you think of the Billy Reid for Coach collaboration?