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Friday, November 1, 2013

Jbird Collective

Posted by Marjorie Skinner on Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Portland has its fair share of bag and leather designers without even getting into the big names, so how do you know you're making a worthwhile contribution to the genre? One indication might be when you reach your $12,000 Kickstarter goal within 24 hours, like Justin Pyle's Jbird Collective did. Moreover, his fundraising window closes in a matter of hours, and as of this writing he's collected over $100,000.

So what's the big deal? Details, details. Like much of the best in men's fashion, these bags are full of thoughtful tricks, but in this case they also appeal to a gadget enthusiast, because everything also has a purposeful function, as you can see in the video below. The company's aimed at men, but don't let that stop you. Given his success so far, I imagine we'll be seeing these around:

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