Style, Interview

The Best Toy for Boys is a Tumi Tahoe Backpack

 


In today’s word where multi-hyphenate millennials require a multitude of things to juggle their many jobs, watch our style influencers talk about what they’re able to carry in the best fashion accessory to have — backpacks from the TUMI Tahoe collection. 

Robin Tiang — Actor/Entrepreneur

How does a backpack fit into your daily life?
Not having a fixed schedule and routine means I literally have to carry my life and daily necessities around with me. It has to be comfortable and fit in with most of my wardrobe as well.

Three must-haves you carry around in a backpack:
Laptop, hair wax, keys.

Have you ever tried using a smaller bag?
The tiniest I have gone is a laptop bag, where you cannot really fit much else other than your laptop. It is also not a backpack, so nine in ten chiropractors will tell you off. So yes, utility is more important.

Most important criteria for choosing a bag:
Size and design.

Style or comfort?
Comfort 51 per cent, style 49 per cent.

Where do you want to go with your backpack?
Everywhere – on flights, in-between jobs, hiking, and to the beach.

Tumi Tahoe Ridgewood polyester backpack; Sandro denim jacket, wool turtleneck sweater, jeans; Dolce&Gabanna suede sneakers. 

 

Tosh Zhang — Actor/Musician

How does a backpack fit into your daily life? 
It is especially essential when I am travelling or filming on set as I need to carry my script, portable fan, and extra clothes and shoes.

Three must-haves you carry around in a backpack:
Usually a power bank, a bottle of water, and sunglasses.

Have you ever tried using a smaller bag?
Yeah! I have sling bags, fanny packs, and bags of all shapes and sizes. I would use a smaller bag when I am hanging out in town and just needed something to hold my phone, wallet, and keys.

Most important criteria for choosing a bag:
The most important for me is how it looks. If it looks great and fashionable, I would love to rock it!

Style or comfort?
Style AND comfort! Both are essential!

Where do you want to go with your backpack?
I feel backpacks are great not just for travelling but also for hiking and chilling at the beach. It is also great for shopping – I can just stuff whatever I bought into my backpack and keep my hands free and easy!

TUMI Tahoe Innsbruck polyester backpack; Dolce&Gabbana Wool turtleneck sweater, wool pants, suede sneakers. 

 

Zhang Minhua — Photographer

How does a backpack fit into your daily life? 
I bring a lot of things with me whenever I’m out, so a backpack is pretty much essential. On a typical day, I will have a 20,000mAh portable charger, a 500ml water bottle, a planner, my wallet, keys, AirPods, towel and clothes for the gym, and a tablet for working on the go. (Can you imagine going to the club with a giant backpack?

Three must-haves you carry around in a backpack:
It will have to be my portable charger, my water bottle, and probably my keys.

Have you ever tried using a smaller bag?
Yes, I try to bring a fanny pack when I travel, but I always struggle with not having enough space. Most important criteria for choosing a bag: I would say the design is the most important for me, then the number of compartments, then comfort.

Style or comfort?
Style always! Where do you want to go with your backpack? I bring my backpack everywhere I go because it is such a necessity in my daily life.

TUMI Tahoe Nottaway polyester backpack; Ermenegildo Zegna XXX wool sweater, wool pants, leather boots. 

Photography and Videography Jeff Chang
Styling Sapphire Chin
Photography assistant Ivan Ho
Grooming and Hair Zoel Tee using Laura Mercier and Hanz de Fuko
Grooming and hair for Tosh Zhang Angel Gwee using Chanel and Kevin Murphy


 

 

 

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