Men's carryon: Damier Keepall 55 with strap or Mono Carryall

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  1. Hi everyone!

    I'm really new to this site and new to buying LV. It all started with the large Multicolore Agenda from two months ago (which I think is just beautiful and looks like a small-format canvas painting on my desk;) ), then continued to the Taiga Andrei for my day-to-day bag. The obsession then began and soon I was poring over the LV website, calling 866-VUITTON and reading this forum everyday to find out product information. The number of options is overwhelming, eh?

    Now, I'd like to have a PRACTICAL carryon bag to travel with. I'm in love with the shape of the Carryall and that it looks more rigid and likely won't lose its form over time. However, reading this thread I'm concerned about being stuck in the rain with the vachetta handles. The Damier print is also amazing, so the other option is the Keepall 55 with a strap. (Practical, and less subtle than Monogram.)

    What do you guys think? :shrugs: Thanks!
  2. I think the damier pattern is great for a man and I love the pattern!
  3. My Dear VanMan -

    I had the exact same issue cause I think both are beautiful piecesof luggage. I asked around and most folks said that they thought the Damier was more masculine. Additionally, I know that for some people, having oythers questioning the authencity of their LV is an issue. With that said, the Damier doesn't seem to be the "popular" knockoff for the Keepall style.

    However, there is something completely classic and timeless about the Monogram print on a piece of luggage.

    I finally made my decision to buy the Damier Keepall 55 by thinking about upkeep -- basically would I go ballastic if the canvas and leather got stained and I figured that Damier's dark leather handles would hide wear-n-tear better. Besides, you should you continue to pine for a piece of luggage in Mono, you can always get a supplement piece like the Carryall or garmet bag.

    In any case -- happy shopping and happy holidays
  4. I like both choices... I guess it boils down to personal preference. Good luck with your decision.
  5. It's good decision. I have mono and I regret it little now. So You should go for damier. No worry about wachetta or getting looks and risk of stolen at the airport. Merry Xmas!!
  6. I recently purchased a Monogram Carryall. It's beautiful but I'm scared to use it. I want a Damier piece... now!!!!
  7. Damier Keepall 55 is the way to go. I want one too!!!! Let us know what you decide.
  8. I prefer the monogram print just cause it's "flashier", but I'd be scared of the carry on compartments maybe having something left in them and the vachetta getting dirty. I'd get the damier just to be on the safe side !
  9. Damier :yes:
  10. I think the Damier pattern is a good choice for a guy.
  11. definitely go for the Damier Keepall 55 bandouliere :yes:

    and welcome to the forum! :wlae:
  12. Mono looks great too. I saw a 7'+ ex Celtic, Timberwolves basketball player with Monogram pieces on Saturday. It looked great,with contrasting sweat pants and sweatshirt
  13. I love the Damier keepall - for both sexes - very classy and no vachetta to worry about. I would be way to worried about walking down an aisle, getting ready to exit the plane, and having someone spill a soda or something on me (it happened to me once with a different carry-on bag).
  14. I love the way men look with damier bags. Very classy.

    I've also seen men in airports with big speedies like 35s or 40s. They don't look like handbags at all and could be a good choice if you're looking for something rigid.
  15. the speedy is not rigid.