Jack Spade is sensitive to the fact that guys don’t want a lot of bells and whistles. I appreciate that what Jack Spade does is make products that are simple, but never boring. This rucksack, which is different from a backpack because of the drawstring and single closure, comes in this amazing red that would look incredible with a khaki or navy cotton suit or even an army jacket and jeans on the weekend.

“The durable matte-nylon material makes it easy to clean, so it works for the office or the beach, and the lined interior is equally suited for an iPad or six-pack of beer. You don’t feel like a college kid wearing it, or a mountain climber, just like a cool guy who wants some color in his wardrobe without incorporating it into his outfit.”

—Jim Moore, GQ Creative Director

Each month for the next six months, the editors of GQ, in collaboration with Nordstrom Men’s Fashion Director Tommy Fazio and the Men’s Shop, will select key items from the pages of GQ to feature right here on

For our inaugural edition of GQ Selects, we’ve chosen 12 killer items from the July issue. Check back every month for more.