A FANTASTIC BEAST…
And where to find it
Two years ago, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele ushered in a new, hyper-maximalist era — louche silk shirts, tapestry-like topcoats and embroidery everywhere. These days, everyone from Idris Elba to Harry Styles marches in the Gucci army, and looks better for doing it. Does every man need a paisley cape?
Uh, no. Could we all stand to bring a little more wit to our style? Absolutely.
That’s where this briefcase comes in. Its bones are old-school Gucci: substantial, structured, with a trademark bamboo handle that dates back to
1947. That bewinged, Bengal-striped freeloader? He’s the fun part. The bag lets you channel that Gucci magic without going full Fauntleroy — take the embroidery, hold the silk and satin.
Black leather tiger embroidered bamboo handle briefcase, £3,160, by Gucci