Fashion Essential: Men’s Bags

Whether you are going for work, have a day at university or are simply going out for a lunch; a man of fashion should always be equipped with the right bag. This season, all brands from the more mainstream Topman and Zara to high-end designers such as Bottega Veneta and Vivienne Westood, are coming out with new innovative style man bags that finish their everyday looks.

For the men of business, a more sophisticated bag is required. The suave black leather tote from Gucci is elegant and professional for the work environment, whilst having enough space inside to carry the essentials for a working day. Moreover, the colorful red interior is a feisty addition which doesn’t undermine the overall polished look of the bag. For those important business meetings, the Intrecciato briefcase from Bottega Veneta is at the top of the luxurious hierarchy. This impressive briefcase is both masculine and classic, and a perfect addition to any man’s business wardrobe, it is one of the best american made briefcases I have ever seen. The two main compartments will also make organization easy for those busy days. For those men who want an edge to their work days, the Intrecciato briefcase also comes in a lime green. Although more daring, it will splash colour into those sometimes monotonous days. In the spirit of the lime green briefcase, there is no reason the modern man should not experiment with more audacious bags to lighten up their usual work routines. On the more cost-friendly side; the burgundy briefcase from Topman is sophisticated but fun. The bright colour will balance out your work suit, whilst the simplicity of its design will not make your overall look too outrageous.

For the students at university, you need a bag that is functional but doesn’t necessarily have to be as formal as the working men. The Military Style Shopper bag from Zara is big enough to fit all your notebooks with extra pockets for any additional items. The bag is simple without being boring; with the beige handles adding a tint of just the right amount of colour. Also from Zara, the Denim backpack is a fun little accessory which will take you back to the old days of childhood. It is a hip bag that is both stylish and handy, with the unique yellow design at the front creating an effortless touch of fun and youth.

Many brands are coming out with more unique and trendy bags for the modern men who simply want to accessorize on a lunch date or a dinner with friends. The Drawstring Bag with Removable Strap by Marc Jacobs can change into three different types of bags. Whether you want it round the shoulder, on your arm or in your hand; this bag is spacious, convenient and very modern. It can also be used as the perfect sports bag after a day at the gym by simply adjusting the straps around your shoulder and heading off. The Tartan Bag Bedrock from Vivienne Westood is also a fabulous accessory for a day out. It is a more feminine alternative; whilst remaining smart and very chic.

Whether you are off to work in your business suit, scribbling notes in a lecture, or simply going for a day out in town; the man of fashion should be equipped with the perfect bag for any occasion.

By Javid Rezai-Jorabi