July 11, 2016
Anything with the word “fanny” in it sounds vulgar. It does after all, refer to a woman’s genitals or a person’s buttocks. Lovely. And when it comes to fanny packs, what comes to mind are usually drinks stall uncles or…. Heineken aunties at the Holland V coffeeshop. Not exactly a covetable item in the fashion world, eh? But I LOVE FANNY PACKS and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Just so you know, if the name disturbs you, you can also call them waist bags or belt bags. Or a man purse.
Look how stylish they can be!
This Gucci version is made from coated canvas and has an adjustable suede strap. Wear it through your belt loops and it can serve double duty keeping up your pants.
Gucci Dionysus coated canvas and suede belt bag, US$1,508, available at net-a-porter.com
This is your perfect clubbing bag!
This one has the iconic Balenciaga face and fits your cards, cash, keys, makeup, phone, and even camera! It’s perfect for clubbing because 1) it’s small and discreet, 2) you don’t need to check it in, 3) your hands are free to hold drinks, 4) it’s black.
Balenciaga Paper textured-leather belt bag, US$875, available at net-a-porter.com
Your man won’t be embarrassed.
Here’s a style he wouldn’t mind carrying.
Photo courtesy matchesfashion.com
Dolce & Gabbana Vulcano leather-trim nylon waist pouch, $660, available at matchesfashion.com
It’s great for travelling.
Here’s an extra large fanny pack (there I said it again!) for bringing on board a plane. It’s large enough to hold a Macbook, iPad, cardigan, makeup pouch, wallet, and so much more. As expected of Hermès, this is made of the highest quality leather and is surprisingly light — again, great for travel. Carry it over one shoulder like a tote or sling it cross body.
Photo courtesy Hermès
Hermes Cityslide Cross pouch in Cristobal bullcalf, POA, available at Hermès.