Here Are 12 Waist Packs That'll Complete Your Look

From Supreme x Louis Vuitton to BAPE x PORTER, which one would you add to your wardrobe?

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We’ve all at some point over the past few years come across articles/trend reports preaching the sartorial relevance of the so-called fanny pack. While many cringed at the mere sight of its return, others turned a blind eye realizing the inevitable full court press the high fashion world would take in trying to restore the item to its once former glory. At some point though, something has to give. Something grand enough to warrant the due attention many feel it now deserves.

A practical accessory that rose to prominence in the mid ‘80s, the man pouch proved essential for the traveling tourist and avid outdoorsman — effectively storing belongings while allowing them to move about handsfree. Up until that point “manny” packs served a functional role, though, carried no weight stylistically — be it in any fashionable genre. At the turn of the early 90s, the nifty strap holder emerged within the urban community as was styled alongside a stream of sportswear staples — think head-to-toe Nike tracksuits for one. Although generating enough noise to warrant a second and third look, it proved not nearly strong enough for a full-fledged return. Fanny packs surfaced once again in the mid 2000s with such brands as The North Face and Nike pushing its agenda, not to mention the unmistakable Gucci monogram pouch that reverberated within the streetwear arena. Again, taken with a grain of salt.

Which brings us up to speed with the present. Still a hallmark for its practicality, such carryalls can handily store all handheld essentials, from keys, cigarettes and money, not to mention items like smartphones, cables, chargers and really everything else that keep us Instagram ready. However, its recent push stylistically is what have most perplexed — declaring what the fashion world at large really thinks of this once ridiculed piece. For possibly the first time in fashion’s storied history, designers and brands in the realms of streetwear, activewear, high street and luxury all seem to stand in unison in reference to this man pack.

For an alternate look, check out the clip below of none other than Travis Scott clowning around in one of Heron Preston’s creations.

With the curious consumer in mind, we thought to construct a list highlighting some key styles from some of the industry’s most relevant tastemakers. From the traditional waist strap iterations to more contemporary cross-body styles, let’s take a closer look at some specific models for your consideration hitting a wide spectrum of price points along the way.

A-COLD-WALL* Utility Holster

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