New Scandinavian Style From Sandqvist

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Bags are a massively underrated element to your outfit. You spend ages picking out an outfit, only to throw your seen-better-days backpack over your shoulder. It's time to step up your game and check out the latest offerings from Sandqvist. New to The Idle Man, their collection has got you covered with every style you could need.

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New to The Idle Man, Sandqvist has been making big waves in the menswear scene. Their Swedish heritage influences everything from the quintessentially minimal Scandi design to the crafted functionality of the bags themselves, with the natural environment playing a massive part in Swedish lifestyle. Their beautifully simple designs fuse expert craftsmanship with fuss-free design, creating a collection of bags for every occasion - whether it's for the great outdoors, your morning commute or simply your travel wash bag, there's no reason why your choice of luggage should be an after thought when it looks this good.

Sandqvist's Dante backpack is a perfect example of how an understated bag can become a nice addition to an outfit. The canvas style makes it ideal for everyday occasions and also means that it's easy to get rid of that inevitable commuter train floor dust. It's roll top style allows for a good amount of luggage, whether it's your laptop, jacket or just a big lunch - and plus the zip and additional buckle fastening means there's no fear of anything escaping. The Dante bag is available in a range of colours, but go for a minimal black or navy style to get the most wear out of it, and with subtle leather detailing, there's no reason why this bag isn't also perfect for the office.

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With their native city Stockholm being such a hybrid between the urban city and the surrounding natural landscape, Sandqvist's bags cater for every environment - so if you're after something a bit smarter, Sandqvist have also got you covered. Their range of leather detailed bags are ideal for adding a touch of subtle style to your outfit, without detracting from your overall look.

Contrasting leathers and suedes add a new dimension to the bags, elevating them to another aesthetic level, while functional pockets and inner structural features ensure they're not a case of all style and no substance. Subtle embossed branding adds a high end touch, whilst in keeping with the Scandinavian minimalism that flows through the entirety of Sandqvist's designs.

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Sandqvist's range of bags is ridiculously extensive, but here at The Idle Man, we've curated the best styles, and that doesn't just mean your standard rucksack style bag. Sandqvist have also created a range of wash bags, perfect for taking care of all your everyday grooming products in style. Large enough to fit in everything you could possible need, but sleek enough that it will fit in nicely into any weekend luggage, the wash bag is the perfect addition to your grooming routine.

And just because your wash bag might usually be confined to your bathroom, it doesn't mean that it should lack in style. With it's iconically Sandqvist paired-back look and leather detailing, you'll definitely gain a couple more sartorial style points with this one.

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On That Note

Sandqvist is one of the leading brands to come out of Sweden at the moment, and looking at their latest collection it's no wonder why. Their Scandi-inspired minimal aesthetic has become iconic of the brand, while their expert design and craftsmanship means they're by no means lacking in the area of function. With a huge range of styles available, Sandqvist have got a bag for all occasions - whether you fancy a bright canvas version for casual occasions or a more formal leather and suede version for adding a bit of stylish formality to your look. So what're you waiting for? Update your backpack and go check out Sandqvist right here at The Idle Man.

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