While styles may change from season to season, these classic bags for men are proven to stick around.
There is no bag that’s a one-size-fits-all for men. You’re not going to put your dirty gym clothes and shoes in your briefcase, nor are you going to squeeze your documents in a shoulder bag meant for a night out.
But rather than go on a neverending chase for each season’s hottest drops, why not stick with some timeless and classic bags that won’t go out of style? Whether you’re a businessman with multiple meetings a day or a hypebeast dressing to flex, we’ve got a bag for you.
For the boardroom: Tom Ford Grain Leather Slim Briefcase
There are few things as handsome as a solid black leather briefcase, and this Tom Ford grain leather briefcase checks all the boxes. C-suite executives would be able to appreciate the easy transition from carrying it in your hands to slinging it over your shoulders with the adjustable shoulder strap. The gold hardware also makes it stand out in a way that everyone will know who’s the boss.
For carrying on: Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière 45 in Damier Cobalt
Is there a duffel bag more recognisable than Louis Vuitton’s Keepall Bandoulière? Its iconic shape has been a signature since the 1920s (and inspired the creation of the Speedy), a testament to its timelessness. While most versions you might see at the airport include the classic brown Monogram Canvas, we suggest switching it up with the Damier Cobalt canvas instead for something a little more modern. The 45 size also makes it fit right in the overhead cabins of most planes (the biggest for cabins being the 55).
For the flex: Dior x Daniel Arsham Saddle Bag with White Newspaper Print
The Dior Saddle bag is undoubtedly one of the Parisian luxury brand’s most iconic pieces. While Kim Jones has smartly released the men’s version in a multitude of colours and patterns, it’s the collaboration with Daniel Arsham that will have you stand out from your fellow streetwear crew. The newspaper print made famous thanks to former Dior designer John Galliano was reimagined by Arsham to bring it into the current decade. If anything, this bag would last you another 10 years.
For the lazy day: Bottega Veneta Arco Slouch
Most men’s bags have a hundred and one compartments that are an absolute nightmare for the lazy days. The Arco Slouch bag from Bottega Veneta solves that problem that by letting you dump all your stuff in while still having a wide rim and three pockets for the smaller knick-knacks you need to access quickly. It also provides a versatility you could use in the future, as it could be also used for the beach or the gym.
For the outdoors: Saint Laurent x Google Jacquard Backpack
You can’t go wrong with a good nylon backpack. The Cit-e backpack from Saint Laurent and Google, however, is a great backpack with all the 21st-century innovations you never knew you needed. Touch-sensitive straps to control music? Check. A subtle light indicator to tell you when a text message comes through? Check. Smart and utilitarian bag compartments including a phone pocket? Check. Go forth and conquer some hills and treks.
For the waist: Prada Technical Fabric Belt Bag
Bum bags are the accessory that has withstood the trials of time (and public opinion on style), and it’s always in good order to have at least one in your wardrobe. This black variant from Prada allows for you to match with virtually any outfit you have in mind. The different pockets and zippers also let you safely store all your essentials within arm’s reach.