We all remember a time when bags when bags were just, well, bags; they were simply the easiest means to lug your textbooks, gym clothes and laptops. For men nowadays though, backpacks, rucksacks or duffle bags are just as much an accessory as your Rollie or AP.
Essentially, men’s bags are once again emerging as a key stylistic component of your outfit. The listed bags are crafted from top-grade leather, polished suedes or indestructible nylon, but that’s not quite the main point here. After all, we all need an everyday carrier, so why not make an effort to upgrade your swag and graduate from Eastpak to Coach?
Luxe bags’ price tags can get pretty damn intimidating though, so would you pay a couple of thousands for a bag? We know plenty of men do. Here are some of our favourite picks.
Coach Academy Backpack & Academy Pack in Wild Beast Print
Whether dipped in a sombre blue and black and nicely contrasted with brown leather stitching and zip, or in a subtle military shade, Coach’s wild beast print makes for a balanced bold feel that looks good with almost any attire.
$750 for the Coach Academy Backpack, and $595 for the Academy Pack, available at Coach stores.
Fendi Black Tech Knit Backpack
Fendi killed it with this backpack. There’s nothing more alluring than a sporty yet stylish tech knit luxe bag that’s perfect for all occasions. Made of black tech knit created with a variety of different textures, the backpack features tone-on-tone leather details with palladium-finish metalware.
US$2,690, at fendi.com.
Givenchy JAW Bag
Atypical of luxe brands, Givenchy’s latest JAW bag appears to be made for your weekend outdoor activities. It comes in either large or medium sizes to suit your packing needs. Inspired by scuba gear and dive bags, the JAW bag’s metallic finish exterior is a water-resistant canvas that’s embellished with Givenchy’s logo. We don’t know about taking these out on your next water activity, but it does mean you’re able to weather any outdoor event with absolute style.
From 1,260€ for the medium style to 1,425€ for the large style, available 15 August at Givenchy stores.
Louis Vuitton Josh Backpack
Decked in Louis Vuitton’s iconic Damier Canvas or Monogram Macassar Canvas, this two-toned bag is made for men who prefer sophisticated simplicity, and a little logo-mania too. With its compact frame, this bag is definitely a perfect alternative to the boring briefcase.
POA, at louisvuitton.com.
Prada Printed Technical Fabric Backpack
As the craze for camo print returns, Prada hopped on the wave and came up with their own take on camo prints on their Technical Fabric backpack. While the backpack looks like any other Herschel backpack from the front, the bag received a bold and flashy treatment with the brand’s name in multicoloured Saffiano leather stitched on by the side.
Valentino VLTN Messenger Bag
Enough of backpacks, messenger bags are arguably just as important and useful as those mentioned above. On days where backpacks just don’t look apt for your outfit, a real clean and classy-looking VLTN Messenger Bag might just do the job.
Available soon as part of the FW18 collection at Valentino stores and online.