Never did we think that men would be looking to invest in a bag for everyday use. Besides the old fashioned briefcase, men didn't really have the need for an everyday bag, but, as our lives get busier and more hectic, the more things we need to carry around with us.Read more Men's Style Guide features.
For the adventurers among you, you may be looking for something different in a backpack than your average city worker. Practicality, function and durability are the most important factors to consider when you're looking for a backpack, and this roll top bag from yours truly, The Idle Man, is the perfect accompaniment to any expedition you may be planning. With room for a 15" laptop and a padded base, this backpack is ready and raring to go if the occasion requests it. With a grab handle and adjustable shoulder straps, this backpack is perfect for the adventurer within.
History of the Backpack
The backpack as we know it has been through many different variations. Like most modern fashion pieces, the back pack stems from military use when soldiers would carry rather heavy versions of the backpack with everything they needed in them. Many military backpacks were supported with a metal frame which offered a slight relief to the soldiers back. The term backpack is an Americanism that has been adopted the world over. It's only in the last 30 years or so that the backpack has become a mainstay in the menswear world. More and more we're seeing men sport more fashion forward and smarter backpacks to wear to in and out of the office. With brands such as Herschel, Eastpak and Poler creating stylish and practical backpacks, it's no wonder why men the world over are choosing them over the more formal briefcase or messenger bags.
Tactical Bags for Men
Of course, there isn't just the backpack to contend with, you could go for something a little different, depending on your needs of course. This Poler wash bag is great for holding your days essentials in; the nylon webbing and top handle make it the perfect accessory to carry when you're in the wilderness (or the high street).
Totes have become something of a mainstay within the menswear world. No longer are men concerned with the style of bag they're carrying; they're concerned with practicality and function, more of what suits their needs. A tote bag is a great way to carry your daily essentials around; stylish, neat and the ability to wear it multiple ways make this bag an all-rounder. A sturdy fabric and a roomy interior make it the perfect daily bag for men; use it as a work bag or just to carry your food shopping home in, the tote bag will work for you.
For the budding travellers among you, this Eastpak suitcase is the perfect vessel to carry everything you may need on holiday with you. Lockable zippers and internal zippered compartments assure you that everything you take with you is safe and secure. With a 42 litre capacity, you'll be able to bring everything including the kitchen sink with you with room to bring back presents. The stylish black makes it versatile whilst understated at the same time, perfect for the style conscious traveller.
Best Bags for Men
The modern man has a bag for many different purposes. Some need to take a laptop and folders to work daily, and some like to pack their gym gear away for an evening on the treadmill. This barrel bag from The Idle Man is the perfect day bag for men; small and compact, but big enough to carry everything you need with you. Pack your laptop for work with your gym kit or a spare set of clothes, this bag will work for you.
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