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GQ Is So Out Of Touch It Thinks You Can Afford A $4,595 Backpack

Buy this backpack, and you may have to give up everything else in life.

Sometimes, GQ has a way of making us feel like peasants.

We look to the publication for guidance on what to wear today, how to do our laundry and for advice on how to restrain our exclamation point habits, but its endorsement on Thursday of a "crazy-cool" backpack that "will get you spotted" has us feeling it might be a little blinded by the glare of fancy things.

Does GQ really think the average reader can afford a backpack that costs $4,595?!?

A $4,595 backpack that GQ says will "surely get you spotted" -- by hitmen, probably.
A $4,595 backpack that GQ says will "surely get you spotted" -- by hitmen, probably.

What are we going to carry in it, a crystal decanter? Naomi Campbell's $2,000 book? Menswear dog? Frankie Muniz?

It's a good-looking backpack, sure. And we get that it's Valentino, and that GQ is promoting its partnership with the online marketplace Mr Porter -- but the site recommends you wear it with a Maison Margiela sweater ($565), a Balenciaga T-shirt ($265), Valentino mohair pants and sneakers ($695 and $695) for a spit-take worthy $6,815 outfit.

GQ's headline says the backpack "will get you spotted," and while we get the camouflage joke, it might just get you spotted by a kidnapper looking for ransom instead.