“I’ve had backpacks my whole life. I’m a grown man now and I should have something better.”

Beastie Boys’ Mike D has launched a new range of manbags in collaboration with LA designer Clare Vivier.

The Beastie Boys’ co-founder told Billboard he was inspired to launch the range after working in the studio with French duo Cassius: “They wore elegant French bags, and it made my old backpack feel inferior.”

Mike D said he didn’t want another backpack: “I’ve had backpacks my whole life. I’m a grown man now and I should have something better.”

The Mike D X Clare V range is the first men’s collection from Vivier’s fashion house and includes a slim card wallet, sunglasses, laptop case and a studio bag. Prices range from £37.50 for a bandana to £358.50 and £426 for the bags.

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Back in March, Mike D teamed up with Cat Power for Cassius’ new single ‘Action’, which he says was recorded in New York “after a few bottles of wine.”

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