Man bags are a big trend for A/W 2017, so let’s look at the options and how and when to use them.
A good holdall can have myriad uses, especially if you need to carry your gym gear, a tablet, stationery and a packed-lunch. This season’s leather or canvas holdalls are the ultimate in luxury men’s accessories and are equally useful for a weekend in Paris as a Monday workday via the gym.
The new briefcase
Briefcases have been given a thoroughly modern makeover of late and are the bag of choice for men who want to look stylish but have the kind of job whereby they need to keep bits of paper flat! Today’s uber-stylish briefcases have softer edges and more supple materials, basically more like large leather folders than big, hard boxes. A full range of work-ready options are available in muted or dark colours, plus a few flamboyant choices for those who work in the creative industries. Most have traditional carry handles, with smart options also having cross body straps incorporated to keep your hands free on the commute and your bag less easy to steal.
Pouches and folders
Men who just need to carry around a small tablet and a bit of paperwork may prefer a stylish pouch or folder. These leather or hardy textile options are handy ways to carry a document around with you whilst still looking stylish and up to date. These simple, chic folios are the male answer to the clutch bag. A smart pouch is the perfect accessory to offset an already sharp outfit, such as mens designer clothes from stockists such as EJ Menswear.
There will always be room for a simple backpack. These have been given a 2017 makeover, exploding in a range of touchy-feely textiles such as suede, leather, felt, canvas and yarn. Not only do these materials add a touch of tough-guy durability, making it look like you are going off-grid rather than boarding the Central Line, but also they add a contrasting accent to an everyday work suit.
Quality and stylish men’s bags are now in high demand, leading to a better range. From modern briefcases to weekend holdalls, the sharpest men in town will always have the right baggage.