The decision to rock a man bag is one that everyone man has to make. It’s hard for many men to come to grips with the fact that they need a bag to hold all of their stuff. Whether it is gym clothes, a laptop, a portfolio, a palm pilot, card case, cigarettes, cigars, or car keys, men are carrying much more these days and I’m sorry to say that a Jansport or North Face bookbag will no longer cut it. After all, you’re no longer 18 and such a bag doesn’t go over so well when you have a corporate meeting or your meeting up with a date after work.
Man bags are not to be confused with purses or murses or clutches. I do not endorse these. Man bags of all kinds (duffle, messenger, doctor bags, totes) should be a good size and held a certain way. The last thing you want to do is mistake your bag for your girls. There’s no telling what’s inside of hers! Check out the bags below and add at least one of them to your wardrobe.
Play Cloths and Go
A perfect bag for a weekend trip to the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard, Atlantic City or any other place you desire to go to. This bag from Play Cloths is a great buy at $198. This bag is available on www.playcloths.com
Take a Tote
This Tote bag from Burberry is a great bag for now and can transition to the fall as well. Its unique design and understated Burberry print is not only a standout but a quality item that you will have in your collection forever. This bag is available at Burberry.com
Duffle Bag Boy
No need for that oversized one that never fits in your locker or takes up too much space on the train ride to the gym. This duffle bag from Marc Jacobs is a great bag for the gym. With just enough space for sneakers, towel, sweats and toiletries, this bag is a stylish way to enter the gym. Even with a hint of neon, this bag represents the perfect man duffle. This bag is available on Bloomingdales.com
SEND THE BOOKBAG PACKING
While on the go, this bag from Ben Sherman is a stylish way to carry your laptop without having to look like your heading home for an after school program. This bag from Ben Sherman is affordable and practical. From its sleek design, to its functionality, this bag is perfect because it looks professional but still feel relaxed and young. This bag is available at BenSherman.com