A man's bag that women want to wear
Thanks to my mother who managed to successfully combine her daughter’s trade, husband’s need for a bag and a forthcoming celebration, my father received a bag designed by me as birthday present from my family. The days of carrying tonnes of documents around with him are over, now my father wanders on the cobbled streets of Old Towns in Europe with tulips peeping out from the bag. He recently got himself a bike which means that he only needs a basket and he is ready to cruise around with his custom-made leather accessory without a care in the world.
The bag that I designed for my father turned out to be
like a man’s shirt which women love to wear. It was incredibly hard for me to
part with it because it provided exactly the right dose of masculinity to
balance out my love of miniskirts! Similarly, my mother is known to have adorned
herself with someone else’s feathers and stolen my father’s bag now and then to
enjoy the compliments which the masculine accessory seems to be attracting.
Oh well, at least it stayed in the family. If I am totally honest with you, designing a bag for my father inspired me to finally get myself together and make an everyday bag for myself too! Eventually even the shoemaker ends up with a pair of shoes!
My plan is to let my father take his well-deserved
rest and enjoy his early retirement. If I detect the first signs of boredom, I
will let him be for a little longer to increase his motivation and when he
finally gets completely fed up with being a househusband, I will recruit him to
be my sales agent! I plan to pay him with my accessories because if he
continues to pursue his new hobby of buying colourful shoes, I will probably
have to make him quite a few bags to go with all of them!