Porter x Buzz Rickson x William Gibson
Porter, the famed Japanese bag makers, are back with a new collection of vintage military-styled bags. Its design comes from Buzz Rickson, the company responsible for Sugar Cane Denim, as well as iconic flight jackets and Army attire dating back to the WWII era. The bags are drawn from the William Gibson line, which is inspired by the science fiction writer of the same name.
The collection features a shoulder bag (pictured at right) and laptop variety. The material is the same nylon used in the military's bulletproof vests, which is five times as strong as the normal nylon found in everyday wear. The accents use genuine horse leather similar to that on Buzz Rickson's A-2 jackets. Both bags come complete with a miniature Porter MAG light on the zipper, plenty of inner and outer pockets and removable shoulder straps.
The shoulder bag costs $340 while the laptop bag goes for $530. The bags are exclusively available in limited numbers from Self Edge in San Francisco. The store is also planning on hosting a William Gibson party on 9 November with the man himself. More images after the jump.