Founder Al Baio told us via email:
The goal of my blog is to champion what some might consider the underdog of fashion. Maybe it's just me, but I find there's something undeniably elegant about lugging the weight of my necessities against my back while I'm out and about. And if it matches my outfit, well, there's really not much more I could ask for! Ultimately, I'm just trying to compliment New Yorkers on an object that is often overlooked, but is actually pretty personal.
We've picked our 15 favorite packs. Take a look and tell us which ones you prefer. And head over to backpack block party for many more.