friday reveal: shooting the messenger

Do you remember this?

The Louis Vuitton Mini Lin Initiales Tanger Sac Plat in ebony from the Spring/Summer 2005 men’s collection.

So maybe you remember this too?

Louis Vuitton Mini Lin Initiales Amman messenger on the runway.

The Amman was one of the four Mini Lin Initiales bags that was launched in Spring/Summer 2005 (the other three being the Keepall, the Isfahan travel bag and the Tanger sac plat pictured above) for men. It was produced in two colorways – camel and ebony. And as one of the show bags, I heard/read the Amman is extremely limited. So when I found one for sale online, moreso it’s from the same previous owner of my Tanger Sac Plat, the collector in me had to get it.

Presenting my Louis Vuitton Mini Lin Initiales Amman messenger bag in ebony!

Crafted out of the durable cotton-linen Mini Lin fabric, the Amman has three compartments reinforced with calfskin leather. The compartments are separate from each other so when your bag is full, it looks like an accordion for lack of better description. Haha! The brass hardware is similar to that found in my Tanger. The adjustable shoulder strap is made from natural fiber rope, with a leather shoulder pad. As in the other Initiales bags, the prominent feature of the Amman is the screen printed initials L.V. in rosso corsa on top of two screen printed race stripes. Makes you wanna take a ride out to Jordan.

But Jordan is too far so intead, I took it out on a spin when I went to middle Norway last weekend on an emergency trip. Here in front of the royal residence in Trondheim. It’s very practical for days when you want a hands-free bag. I think I’ll be using this bag more this spring and the coming summer.

I LVoe! =)


24 Responses to “friday reveal: shooting the messenger”

  1. 1 Allan March 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    congrats, dear! looks good on you. the cracking/peeling paint gives it charm. :-)

  2. 3 yed March 5, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    oh my god! you got one! i was actually THIS close before in getting one too…anyway, such a great find and i am happy to know that you went for it! congrats! love this mini lin collection. you made me remember to collect all three tangers now once again…hehehehe…

    • 4 freshmess March 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

      talking about collecting all three tangers…. haha! at first i thought i wouldn’t like the amman, bought it mainly for the limited/rarity of it. but then when i started using it, i slowly fell for it. so good choice in the end. :)

  3. 5 Bagaholicboy March 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I was eyeing this too on eBay just recently! It would be the perfect match for my Keepall too!

    Congrats again Mark!

    • 6 freshmess March 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm

      I saw two on ebay recently, one in ebene for 1250usd, one in camel (from Fashionphile) that got sold for around 600usd. It’s exciting to see bags from past seasons appear on selling sites, it’s like finding an old lost treasure. :)

      Yes! Will match your Keepall definitely! Thanks. :)

  4. 7 LuxuryObsessed March 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    I love the wear on the initials. Super chic and looks like a historic piece. Congratulations!

  5. 9 00o00 March 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Love the bag. You always find amazing stuff!

  6. 11 biancaboo March 5, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    It’s a beauty, G! I LVoe it! :))

  7. 13 Migs Vuitton March 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    That strap is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen!!! Amazing.

  8. 15 Eric March 6, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Congrats Mark, i’m not a fan of Mini Lin, but ur bag is perfect.

  9. 17 Kevin March 6, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Congrats Mark! Yes, I agree, it’s more spring summer style, becos of the rope shoulder straps. I love the cracking of the LV initials…kinda make it vintage. Looks great on you. I want to wear boots like you do! Hot!


  10. 19 Coffe0110 March 6, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Congrats on your find :)
    <3 the strip design at the bottom right of bag!

  11. 21 M March 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Oh! That’s a beautie. Coulden’t remeber seen it before, but defenatly lokked good!

  12. 23 deluxeduck March 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    congrats Mark! it’s a great addition to your fab collection.

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