The Helmet Bag - From military use to your workday commuter


Once utility, now fashion

Be it working clothes or clothes as well as accessories that were worn in combat and specially made for this purpose:
For us today, common cuts or designs are often based on exactly these.
Whether one is always aware of this is questionable
At that time the look or the design was never a priority, robust, practical and durable, it had to be.
From Paris to New York, but thanks to social media also all over the world, you can find the faded French work jacket or the olive green M65 jacket worn by the fashionable peops. Which will certainly not be miners or soldiers.
Whereby we're not saying that a miner or Soldier aren't wearing fly outfits, the hint should be clear.Perfect Fit of a vintage M65 on a classic and timeless look

Bag, Flyer's Helmet, OD Green

"A container made of flexible material with a rounded bottom. It is designed to protect a flyer's helmet from scratches when not in use."
Sounds a bit uncharming, but that's how the bag has been defined since its introduction in the 1960s, form the military specs side.
What has been designed as a practical way to stock and transport a helmet and other essentials for a pilot has been a staple design for endless numbers of simple rip offs as well as iconic contemporary bag designs.

With a closer look at its aspect ratio and the two big front bags one must admit that this kind of bag must have crossed your paths without knowing its roots.
Or maybe a similar bag is already your very own possession?
No matter if luxury brands as Louis Vuitton, the Japanese legendary bag manufacturer Porter Yoshida, Arket or even H&M and Zara. All of them had helmet bag inspired releases over and over in the last decades.

Source: https://www.goxip.com


And as you might know our soft spot for iconic military clothing and accessories, we went out and looked for some nice and unique bags that carry that look & style to offer you.
We gathered seven great examples that carry the original Helmet Bag DNA but are also executed with a very own soul and different kind of approaches.
All these unique pieces are available now in our Webshop.

Porter Yoshida x Yayoi Kusama Helmet Bag

Limited collaboration between Porter Yoshida, the artist Yayoi Kusama and XLARGE / XGIRL Japan from 2008.
You can find all information and more photos here

 

Louis Vuitton Soana Sacoche Bag

Limited edition made of kangaroo leather in an outstanding execution and quality one might expect from the Parisian luxury house. Redefining the DNA of the Helmet Bag in a luxury approach.
You can find all information and more photos here

GRIVEC BROS UNIQUE HELMET BAGS

Our longtime friends and collaborators, the Grivec Bros share our massive love for vintage army garments and upcycling.
We're happy to have been able to put our hands on three of these incredible masterpiece Helmet Bags that have been made with crazy love to details out of vintage issued materials such as bags, jackets and others.
You can find all information and more photos here

Porter Yoshida x Yayoi Kusama Helmet Bag

We have been incredibly lucky to get also our hands on the second colorway of the limited collaboration between Porter Yoshida, the artist Yayoi Kusama and XLARGE / XGIRL Japan from 2008.
You can find all information and more photos here

Audemars Piguet Marble Effect Helmet Bag

A perfect example on how to keep the DNA of the classic Helmet bag and enrich it with a hight quality, butter soft leather and outstanding manufacturing.
You can find all information and more photos here

We hope we have inspired you with our selection to take a closer look at this iconic bag and may have helped to find a great version for your style.

Source: https://www.goxip.com

 

 

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