24 bags for him to have and to hold. By Piera Gelardi & Christene Barberich
Our diligent pursuit every season of the perfect Man Bag gets tougher and tougher. Our standards are high—we want quality and handsome construction and a little high style, too. You wouldn't think it would be so tough to find, but if you've ever searched yourself for just the right tote that is as understatedly good-looking as it is functional, you know it's a tall order.
Lucky for you, despite the odds, we've once again turned up some incredibly cool finds. Among our top picks, we scored some streamlined backpacks, stylish weekender duffels (that, when not too oversized, can easily work for everyday), a variety of work-perfect bags, and, of course, the trusty tote. Whatever your lugging needs, there's most definitely a hard-working Man Bag here for you.
Work Bags—Nope, you don't have to settle for a plain old anonymous briefcase anymore. In fact, these work-perfect designs have refinement and practicality in equal measure.
Jack Spade Grain Leather Bag, $495, available at Blackbird.
Totes—The simplest designs can often be the most arresting and appealing. And our favorite totes this season have even more presence thanks to unique details like contrast trim and winter-ready plaid patterns.
Backpacks—The symbol of hands-free academia has re-emerged (again) with a streamlined, almost modernist design. In glossy black nylon, this is an on-point piece that's perfect for the understated dude.
From left: Eastpack by Raf Simons Wrinkled Backpack, $235, available at Barneys New York; Eastpack by Raf Simons Front-Pocket Backpack, $234, available at South Willard; Robert Geller Leather Backpack, $1,105, available at Blackbird.
Duffles—Such a classic shape, you can't beat the gorgeous juxtaposition of this sturdy leisure tote crafted from more luxe materials like suede and leather.
24 bags for him to have and to hold.