You think you are unable to carry a bucket bag? You’re wrong! While I wouldn’t carry one full-time, bucket bags are there when you want to make a statement. What is that statement? That is up to you. A bucket bag, with chunky statement necklace and ring, everyone will know what style you have! Love seeing Men open up to new fashions and claim them for themselves.
I bought the red Piel Leather bucket bag earlier this year (2020). While having a small footprint, at 9 inches in diameter across the oval bottom and 12 inches across the flat top and 12 inches tall, this little bag surprised me! I just kept putting items in the bag! (see article on this site) The black bucket bag, I bought in a 4 for 1 sale on Poshmark for $15 total. The oval bottom measures 5 inches across the bottom and 9 inches across the top, 9 inches tall.
They both have a large center compartment, no divider and no lining. There is a secondary slip pocket behind the center compartment for any slim, small item. The red bucket has large zip pockets on both front and back, while the black doesn’t have any outer pockets. They are both made from leather of differing thicknesses and quality. They both have inner zip pockets as well.
How would I wear them? I’d take a bucket bag to an opening (art, museum, film, wine party and so on) with a tone-on-tone pants, shirt, accessorized shoes and watch. Maybe one of my Fedoras. Fashion is so personal now in the 21st century, you can do anything you want. The main things to watch out for is cleanliness, nice lines in your clothes and a big smile. You could play it safe, black shoes, black pants/belt, black shirt (tshirt, button down, pullover), black hat. Then I would carry the red bucket, to break up the color, or go all cream or white, maybe color block–brown shoes, cream pants, brown belt, brown shirt with either color red or black.
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