Kyle Ng and his Farm Tactics are becoming the most talked about men’s streetwear makers in Los Angeles. His wears cross various cultural and fashion lines, favored by readers of Complex magazine to our own website. We first encountered his work at the Space15twenty pop-up shop he curated a few months ago, which was a collision of urban wear mixed with camping wear, street meets pastoral. The best personification of his brand and what he did at Field Study is the Camo Rock Climbing Tote, a bag that is a collision of influence and brand touchstones.
The bags are made in the style of any normal tote but are a great deal more detailed and intricate than just any little bag. The bag is composed of various materials, designed to represent the urbanite with an eye for the countryside. They sew camouflage with neons and pastels all literally tied up with vintage climbing ropes. As you can tell, the connection from the inside to the outside, high to low stretches into the design in every sense.
The bag is great for everyday use and is quite versatile, too. A man can use for work to carry his laptop and items around in regardless of if he is in a tailored suit or jean shorts and tank top. A woman could use it for a purse, pairing it with a nice sundress to a sophisticated/casual mashing of jeans and blazer: it works for any occasion. The tote is made to be extremely versatile, which explains why it is so beloved from the design community as well as the casual consumer.
The bag runs for $88. It sounds like a lot for a tote but, remember, it is so much more than “a tote” and will likely outlive those free totes you got from Trader Joe’s by years. Check out more of Farm Tactics’ goods here and you can pick up their bags from various retailers in and out of town.