Twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart founded WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie to design attractive travel bags, everyday bags and accessories for fashionably modern gentlemen. Inspired by the timelessness and functionality of classic luggage, this Montreal-based company uses traditional styles to address modern-day considerations. For examples: a leather iPhone case that looks like a resurfaced, mid-century gem; the limited Edition leather DeGaulle bag, a timeless beauty in white; the sleek and super-functional cotton Kastrup backpack; and the canvas O’Hare shopper tote bag, adorned with WANT’s ubiquitous gold-and-silver zipper (its meaning: unity through contrast). As if handsomeness and utility weren’t enough, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie reflects the Peart brothers’ concern for social responsibility: the brand sources its organic cotton from Turkey and its sustainable leather from Norway, and assembles its products in Italy. Les essentials, indeed.
This is luggage for the design-obsessed gent with a taste for the finer things. WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie makes travel bags and computer cases that expertly blend modern functionality with a heaping portion of classic good looks. Made from soft, sustainable leather, these bags are crafted to last a lifetime—which is handy, since you’ll never want to give them up.
Rakish dishevelment has its charms, but sometimes you want to look razor-sharp. And any guy in pursuit of smart style that doesn’t skimp on personality will be well served by this sale. The picks on offer are unimpeachably tidy, but shot through with enough character to keep you standing head and shoulders above the crowd.
It’s all about the details in this sale, curated by Gilt MAN’s own Nick Wooster. From canvas and wool totes to cashmere scarves and no small supply of stylish hardware, we’ve got everything you need to add a little personal flavor to any look. Think you’re not an accessories guy? Think again.
The limited-edition DeGaulle bag by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie is a favorite for its sleek design and Italian craftsmanship. Made from the finest full-grain Norwegian leather, this bag keeps a 14-inch laptop safe and sound and has plenty of pockets inside for the rest of your essentials. Only 47 were produced to reflect the 47 modern Olympics and is uniquely reflected on each bag on a plate engraved with the year and host city. Gilt Groupe is among a select group of international retailers given exclusive access to a limited number of bags.