A backpack is probably the handbag every man (and woman) has owned. When we were younger, we were all charted off to school with a backpack full of textbooks, notebooks, and folders. Your mind might be thinking of the bulky backpacks you use to carry as a teen, but the fashion world has transformed backpacks for men into a part of their wardrobe. Backpacks can be sleek, compact, and perfect for carrying around your laptop like the Bodmin Backpack Bag which features tons of compartments to fit all your items. Not to mention, you’ll look great carrying it!
There’s nothing a power suit and a briefcase can’t solve in the business world. An iconic look for a man in charge, a briefcase is exactly the kind of handbag he would need. When it comes to options, there’s an abundance of choices you can make when choosing one. Some men gravitate towards the hard, constructed shape of a briefcase while others prefer a more lax style. Styles like The Manchester Leather Briefcase is just an example that is ideal for the corporate man who’s a little more relaxed.
If you’re constantly on the go, a messenger bag is the kind of handbag you should definitely have hanging up in your closet. Also called a courier bag, this style is characterized by its crossbody straps and ease of use. Styled with abundant pockets and compartments, messenger bags also come equipped with a wide opening flap. While briefcases are seen as a wardrobe piece for the strapping corporate man, messenger bags are definitely more suited for the relaxed man who dresses like it’s casual Friday the entire week. There’s no room for any uptight men with this bag and similarly to The Courier, this style is perfect for the man who’s trying to make a statement while on-the-go.
We’re in the 21st century! It’s safe to say that at the end of the 2010s, you can expect that most people have a laptop, especially a professional. Often times you might find yourself throwing your expensive laptop into a backpack with a built in compartment. Why do that? Instead, as a professional who owns a laptop, one of the handbags you should definitely own is a laptop bag! While a backpack’s function is meant for you to carry a series of items, your laptop bag is meant to store your laptop while providing it with enough protection! We’re sure you’re going to want it because who wants to replace a brand new Macbook or even a 5-year old one? Sleek and minimal like many other men’s designs, the Coleford Laptop Briefcase is lightweight enough to carry for an entire day and durable enough to keep your mind at ease as you transport your laptop.
Cheers to the weekend! There’s no bag as exciting as the weekender bag just because it signifies a trip. A common style for both men and women, weekender bags are made exactly for their name. Big and bulky, this type of bag is meant to fit all your necessities for a weekend. If your trip is longer than that, you might find it useful to have those bags set aside as your carry-on or even a personal bag. Weekender bags, most similar to our Oxford Leather Overnight Duffle, can be simple but also have a luxurious feel.
Are you trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? If you are, you’ll need to spend a little more than a few hours in the gym. You can’t get your body right in the gym if you don’t have the proper equipment. This might include headphones, a towel, and a water bottle. You might include resistance bands, weight lifting gloves, and a strength-training belt. You can’t bring all this to the gym without another handbag that every man should own and that’s a gym bag. Highly durable, these bags are often waterproof in case your bottle spills or in case you’re hitting the weights so hard, you start sweating all over it.
Fanny packs were a popular trend of the ‘80s, but they’re back and better than ever! While they’re often referred to as fanny packs when talking about women’s fashion, more masculine men prefer to call them “belt bags.” Another essential bag for the everyday man, belt bags have the ease that most handbags don’t. No hands, no problem! If you’re a man on the go, styles like the Selby or Marlow Belt Bag will keep you moving whether you’re participating in a hands-on activity or traveling the world with your essentials in your bag.
Can you imagine living in a day where women didn’t carry handbags? It seems ludicrous especially when you think of the number of things you carry daily. Where would you put your wallet and cell phone? How could you possibly carry your lipstick and the items you need to touch up your makeup? Could you carry a brush or a comb to handle any hair emergencies? You couldn’t. Nowadays, you might find it weird to see a woman walking out and about without anything in her hands. Travel with a crossbody bag or strut to your workplace with a classic tote. Whatever the occasion, you now have all the information you need to choose the handbag that would be best for it.