The unconventional, but seemingly popular, pairing of a backpack with a suit has been officially condemned by local fashionista Blaik Miller, the self proclaimed “most fashionable man in Watsonia”. Miller made the statement in his niche fashion blog, Watsonian Wizard, after noticing more than a couple of city commuters slinging a backpack onto the back of their suit while travelling the Hurstbridge Line. 

According to Miller, “we’re not in school anymore people, treat yourself to a stylish leather satchel or an on trend Crumpler bag. There’s something for everyone out there, just not a backpack.”

While Miller never actually listed concrete reasons in his blog post for the need to avoid this apparent fashion crime, we think it has something to do with the arm straps of the backpack and the lapels of the suit. When contacted by The Watsonia Bugle for clarification, Miller agreed. He said, “its such a horrific clash of design”.