Qwstion AW13 – Kick Ass Bags for the Modern Man

If you’ve ever experienced that distressing moment where you open your wardrobe to realize you’ve somehow accumulated a small avalanche of bags for slightly differing purposes, you’re going to seriously love this brand.

Championing an innovative ‘one bag suits all purposes’ ethos, Swiss brand Qwstion produce truly multi-purpose bags that will smoothly integrate into practically all of your work, rest and play journeys.

Qwstion was created by Sebatstian Kruit, Christian Kaegi, Fabrice Aeberhardt, Matthias Graf and Hannes Schoenegger in 2008. The motley crew of founding fathers shared the vision of a seamless bag design that would be able to segue between a functional sports bag and a refined fashion bag. As the brand has grown, the versatility of each new design has evolved accordingly, to offer multiple carrying options and the kind of low-key design sensibility that secret sartorialists can really appreciate.

Hands down, the autumn/winter 2013/14 collection is their most impressive yet. Our favourite is the Special Edition Hunting Green Weekender. Whether you’re hitting the gym, the office or The Hamptons for a brief getaway, the Weekender is spacious enough for all your essentials, with all the necessary gadget pockets and quality design details, from the Oxford lining to the embossed leather zip pull. We were pretty stoked with the seatbelt straps, which allow you to switch effortlessly from shoulder bag, to holdall to backpack too.

When The Manual caught up with the brand to discuss their inspiration behind the collection, we quickly realised that the design process is way more scientific than that. After a little back and fourth with one of the founders Hannes Schoeone, he told us “our focus is the product itself, its functionality and design – which is one.”

Why complicate things further?

Grooming

8 Ways to Calm Stress-Related Skin Irritation, According to an Expert

We chatted with skincare expert, Sarah Kugelman of Skyn Iceland, about how guys can handle an unexpected bout of ugly.
Food & Drink

Dried and True: How to Make Beef Jerky at Home

Don't be a jerk. Rat some jerky (after you make it yourself).
Living

Ignite Your Workout With James Harden’s Fitness Picks From Amazon Sports

From wireless headphone, to jump ropes to foam rollers, James Harden's exercise essentials include everything you need for a high-level workout.
Fashion & Style

The Converse Chuck 70 Gore-Tex Collection Keeps Style In and Water Out

You get all the original style of the classic Chuck with the added benefit of being waterproof.
Fashion & Style

Take Your Suit Game Up a Notch With a Bow Tie

Take control of your style by adding a bow tie into the mix.
Fashion & Style

What to Wear to a New Year’s Eve Party

These picks are sharp, tailored, and ready to ring in the new year
Fashion & Style

Top Guns: The Best Men’s Bomber Jackets to Buy Right Now

All you need now is a pair of aviators.
Fashion & Style

Nike and Adidas Are Holding Massive Holiday Clearance Sales This Week

Nike and Adidas are hosting online sales with savings up to 50 percent off after the holidays.
Fashion & Style

Our Top Picks for the Perfect Lounge Pants for a Winter Weekend

Lounge pants are great for doing nothing and taking the chill off of Netflix and Chill.
Fashion & Style

Why Your Next Pair of Boots Should Be Nicks Boots

Pick your favorite style, get a custom fit, and then get to work.
Fashion & Style

Tracksmith’s ‘No Days Off’ Line Makes Running in Winter Warm

This apparel makes it fun to run outside in the snow ... which is insane.
Fashion & Style

How to Wear a Suit: Unspoken Rules and 3 Styles You Need to Know

Knowing how to wear a suit the right way is hard, especially if you didn't grow up with a silver spoon or a personal stylist. Here's our cheat sheet to suiting rules you probably don't know.
Fashion & Style

There’s No Suit Like a Snowsuit: 8 Best Snowsuits for Conquering the Cold

Because ski season coincides with January sale season at many retailers, if you see a suit you like in your size and favorite color, grab it before it’s gone.
Fashion & Style

Blaze a Stylish Trail with these Standout Men’s Blazers

These are the best blazers you can find right now. And they're not just blue!