Quintessential Milanese: Valextra Tric Trac Wrist Bag
Designed for Milanese gentlemen back in 1968 yet still doesn’t look dated 50 years later.
Who doesn’t love a good hand-carry and multi-purpose small bag? I’m definitely a fan. If I had not discovered Valextra “Tric Trac” Wrist Bag, Goyard Pochette Senat would still be the crowning “perfect small bag” in my dictionary. (No offense, Goyard. I still love Senat.)
Small yet still logically functional (remember Jacquemus’ La Chiquito Mini bag?), Tric Trac’s rather unconventional construction and peculiar opening snap speaks to the avant-garde side of my core. Although it may look like a women’s handbag, Tric Trac was originally designed by Valextra’s founder Mr Giovanni Fontana for his Milanese male clientele back in 1968. In fact, it’s pared-back boxy silhouette doesn’t even feel dated 50 years later – be it as your toiletries bag, gadgets bag or just a daily errand bag, it doesn’t look out of place. Based on its measurement, it basically still can fit any ginormous smart phone today.
I think the way the bag folds open at the pull of a tab is just genius. Apparently Mr Fontana was inspired by a London taxi driver’s compartment.
The unisex Tric Trac bag is available online at $US1,950.