When it comes to fashion, accessories are as essential as clothing. A good-looking bag can make your casual outfits also look super stylish. As men's fashion evolves constantly, there are a few styles of bags that are here to stay.
Bags aren't overlooked and labeled as a women's accessory anymore. More and more bag styles emerge for men's functional and fashion needs. Here are 5 types of bags you need to build a contemporary yet practical wardrobe:1. Backpack
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A backpack is the most versatile bag a man can possibly own. It comes in super handy and its multipurpose use is perfect for men on the go. A leather backpack for business casual or office look, a sporty backpack for the gym or for an everyday commuter and a rugged one for traveling, there's a kind of backpack for everyone and everything.
What to look for: For office bags, look for an internal laptop sleeve and an extra padding to keep things secure. Gym bags need to have extra compartments and if you're planning on riding a bike wearing one, then watch out for reflective panels.2. Briefcase
A stereotypical image of a man wearing a crisp suit with a hat and a briefcase has been etched in our memory from watching multiple James Bond films. Investing in a good leather briefcase to go with your well tailored suit for business meetings and trips shouldn't disappoint you.
What to look for: Look for enough compartments for your essentials, paperwork, laptop and hard drive and you should be good to go.3. Laptop bag
A laptop is always the most expensive item we carry around with us everyday. Our dearest gadget needs the utmost care and the right bed to be tucked in while you commute. A smart laptop bag is not only feasible but can add a whole other dimension to your look as well.
What to look for: First of all, get a bag that is constructed to carry the dimensions of your laptop. Secondly, zip compartments for charger, cash and other items come in handy. Look for padded shoulder straps for extra comfort.4. Messenger bag
These babies were actually used back in the day to transport mail and now they are a staple fashion accessory. Today, designers have evolved the look of the messenger bag to suit the needs of the modern back and look super cool. These can come handy to store files, books and other items and what's best? You can go hands-free.
What to look for: Go for a leather or mesh messenger bag as per your requirement. You could choose between zip , open pocket and other closures. Adjustable straps and buckled fasteners are also an important aspect you can look out for.5. Weekender bag
These bags are your solution for a short getaway where carrying a luggage could be a hassle. They provide ample space for enough essentials for a couple of days and can also be used as a hand-luggage for flights. The one large compartment provides maximum storage space for all your stuff. It's regular use variant, the duffle bag can also be used to carry gym or sports gear.
What to look for: If you intend to use it for hand luggage only, check the dimensions before buying a bag so it fits in the airplane's inbuilt compartment. Choose a leather one for a business or leisure trip and a canvas version if you're going camping or hiking as it can handle more wear and tear.
Well, now you know how to at least have a rotation of bags if not build an entire new wardrobe dedicated to them. Cheers!