Leather Bags For Men
Leather satchels are usually made of firm, thick cow leather. The leather is vegetable-tanned. Historically, school satchels were inspired by soldiers’ satchels. The teacher’s bag is traditionally made of leather and has been much less replaced by synthetic materials.
Messengers are one of the most popular styles of men’s leather bags because they’re arguably the most versatile.
The classic look and undeniable practicality of a messenger means that everyone from college students to corporate executives can rely on one for everyday use.
A large leather messenger bag is sort of like a cross between a handsome briefcase and a hearty leather shoulder bag.
The best leather messenger bags offer a dedicated laptop sleeve that will keep your computer safe, along with enough interior pockets to hold things like business cards, pens, and various other small items.
A duffle bag – also sometimes spelled duffel bag – is another popular choice for leather.
Roomier and more casual than your standard laptop messenger bag, you can toss your water bottle and workout clothes in it on your way to the gym, bring it on a plane as your carry-on, or use it as a weekender or overnight bag for quick trips.
Like all classic duffles, it’s got a versatile design and plenty of space inside.
But even though it’s in the same shape as a traditional duffle, the quality and craftsmanship that goes into ALC’s handmade leather bags gives them a unique style that helps them stand out from the mass-produced crowd.
In the case of the Kingston, that means padded leather straps that make the carry handle stylish and strong, and antique brass hardware that lends it a timeless and vintage look that literally never goes out of style.
Duffles the important thing to remember is that they lack the professional look of messenger bags, so they don’t really work for the office or more formal occasions.
But if you want a casual all-purpose bag that can be used for just about anything else, then a duffle might be your best option.
Work bags are similar in size and shape to messenger bags, except they don’t have the protective flap that folds over the front of the bag.
Instead, they unzip from the top, like a duffle bag, but have the rectangular shape and slim design of a briefcase.
In general, work bags tend to give off a more casual vibe than a messenger.
But you can elevate their overall look and feel by choosing a good quality bag made of top grain leather, which tends to look more sophisticated (and hold up better over the long haul).
This model from Augus is a perfect example of a well made, stylish and professional work bag.
Available in both black and brown, it’s made from genuine leather and combines quality, functionality and modern style.
It has a large, padded laptop pocket that will fit most computers, and a medium-sized front pocket with smaller pockets inside, so you can easily keep track of your phone, wallet and other important items.
Reviewers on Amazon are particularly impressed with the leather quality.
Men often shy away from backpacks because they evoke the schoolyard, and make them feel juvenile.
But the best leather backpacks can actually have an empowering effect.
The leather look is undeniably badass, so when you tighten the straps on a well-made and hardy leather backpack, you can’t help but feel like an Army Ranger strapping on his pack.
(Or if you’re a huge nerd like me, like Captain America carrying his shield on his back.)
Another bag from Beckett Simonon, what I love about this one is how it combines strength and sophistication.
(Bth of which are words you wouldn’t normally associate with a f@$&ing backpack!)
But the Logan’s minimalist design is undeniably sleek and sophisticated, while the full-grain leather is rugged, durable and likely to last for a damn long time.