Men’s Bag | The 3 Bags Every Gentleman Should Own

Every stylish gentleman knows that bags have become a necessary tool and of course a style accessory. No longer seen as solely a woman’s item, men’s bags are masculine, attractive and ideal additions to any contemporary wardrobe, formal or informal.


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Gentlemen: We’ve recently taught you how to match your shoes to your suit, how to make an impact with your work wardrobe and how to make sure your suit fits properly.

Now it’s time for a lesson on Men’s Bag. But first, let’s get one thing straight: We all know that accessories are the spice of an outfit, and can make even a basic outfit stand out. However, one particular accessory that can polish off an entire look is The Man Bag!

I’ll explain…

Imagine you are dressed in a really nice outfit – let’s say a well-tailored suit, a nice dress shirt, a powerful tie and a good shoe.

Cool yeah? I guess.

Complete? You probably think so too…

But not for me. As a stylist, if I want to boost this outfit of yours, guess one particular accessory I’m going to use?

It’s the pocket square. Yeah! That was an easy one. It’s one accessory that can instantly boost your outfit.

But again, asides boosting your outfit, I will love to polish off your entire look – transform you into a dapper gent.

Once more, can you guess which particular accessory I’m gonna use to achieve this?

I’m sure you already know what it is. It’s the Man Bag.


So are you looking for that one stylish fashion accessory that can instantly polish your outfit? Look no further, it’s all here.

I know a lot of men are not comfortable carrying The Man Bag, they say bags are for women. Strangely they are more comfortable carrying backpacks, but we’ve said it times without number…THOU SHALT NOT WEAR A BACKPACK WITH PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE

Let’s take a look at the Top 3 Men’s Bag you can choose from. These stylish and practical bags will help you maintain the professional look at all times.



The Messenger Bag:

This is one of the most classic and timeless men’s bag and is a great option for the guy who is still new to men’s bag movement. It’s a classic alternative to the backpack. As a modern gentleman you should invest in good quality stylish messenger bags. First and foremost, because you can’t carry a back pack when wearing suit.

Stylish messenger bags compliment a great looking attire and you can always carry around when you are dressed in your dapper outfit – be it casual, smart casual or business casual. If this is your preferred choice, you should aim for the leather type, not the nylon type. With this type of bag, you can carry anything really from your laptop, your books, and your heavy work tools.



The Briefcase:

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The briefcase is the most popular of all men’s bag and very suitable for formal wear.

Let’s face it, it is one stylish bag that will make you feel like a Boss. So if you find yourself stuck in middle management or lower than that in your place of work and wondering how you can polish your outfit in order to look and feel like a true stylish boss, it’s very easy – in 3 steps.

Step 1: Invest in nice shirts, ties and a few well-tailored suit – charcoal gray, navy, and light/medium gray for a start.
Step 2: Get a nice Belt and Shoe – Oxford or Monk-strap.
Step 3: Get a Briefcase – a sleek one in real leather for increased quality and durability and modern designs.

Its classic shape, sturdy build, and polished appearance are a sure-fire way to look the part. Thinking of a way to spice up your work wardrobe? Get a briefcase.



The Holdall Bag:

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Commonly referred as a weekender, the holdall bag is a large bag made of cloth or leather typically with a rectangular base and a zippered opening at the top. It has two handles which enable the bag to be carried, and a (usually removable) strap lets the user support the bag on the shoulders. It’s Stylish, functional and classy.

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Any traveling man needs a holdall for those weekend jaunts or three-day business trips. With the help of this men’s bag, bulky luggage can become sleek, stylish carryalls. It’s predominantly leather exterior and refined appearance attributes a classic look to this practical tote and can be used for casual weekend wear and business-casual attire.




A lot of people believe that bags are for women, which isn’t true. Everyone needs a bag and these 3 men’s bags we’ve covered here are perfect for the modern man in town. Please note this list is not exhaustive and only includes the basic types that all gentlemen should have. Having looked at all 3 styles, which is your favorite bag? Let us know in the comment section below.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time gentlemen – Stay Stylish!

Yours in Style,

Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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Mr. Kobi

I am Mr. Kobi, a professional style consultant, menswear blogger & entrepreneur who uses fashion to change people’s lives. My personal goal is to help gentlemen dress better, live well, do well and develop a unique personal style that matches with their lifestyle and goals. I believe that success can be built through style. I believe that fashion is a tool that can be used to change people’s lives positively. I strongly believe that if you dress well, you look good, and if you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you worry less, and the less you worry the more you are able to stay motivated and focused in your goals pursuit and by so doing you are able to live a more fulfilling and successful life.