It’s Sunday night. You plan your business casual outfits for the week and frantically search for a reliable work bag that will get you to work efficiently and in style. But where to start ? When it comes to finding the perfect work bag, there are many factors to consider. You’ll need something roomy and sturdy, but not too bulky, with just the right amount of comfortable compartments and straps for easy carrying. This obviously has to look out of place as well: you want your work bag to show that you are serious.
Whether you’re an avid briefcase or prefer a more casual backpack or messenger bag, you’re sure to find your perfect commuting companion in our roundup of the best men’s work bags in 2021.
7 best work bags for men
Stubble & Co transport bag
The Stubble & Co Signature Commuter is a bestseller for a reason: integrated with clever storage solutions including a padded laptop compartment, laptop or iPad sleeve and two side pockets for a water bottle or laptop. umbrella, it offers both innovation and style. Handcrafted from premium waterproof canvas with full grain leather details and Japanese-designed YKK zippers, it’s built to stand the test of time.
Carl Friedrik Vallance thin leather briefcase
Carl Friedrik’s Vallance Briefcase is as classic as it gets, with an elegantly understated aesthetic that will never get old. Handcrafted in Portugal by a team of skilled craftsmen, it features durable Vachetta leather construction and a sturdy Raccagni zipper that will ensure easy access every time. Choose from three timeless shades: Black, Chocolate or Cognac.
Schoolbag Mismo M / S
The iconic minimalist style of Danish brand Mismo extends to this versatile satchel, which is the ultimate bag for any occasion, perfect for work or the weekend. Use it as a regular messenger bag with the front flap down, or fold the flap inside the bag to transform it into a briefcase with two handles. Made from waterproof hard woven Italian nylon with a foam laptop compartment and sturdy YKK zippers, it is guaranteed to accompany you through years of commuting.
Globe-Trotter Centenary Attaché
British heritage brand Globe-Trotter is renowned for its luxury luggage, but it also happens to make an excellent line of work bags, in the form of retro-inspired attachments that exude business sophistication. We love the rich beef blood hue of this Centennial Attaché, which is designed to age beautifully over time. A classic black leather trim completes the look.
Thread & Tonic Laptop Sleeve
British brand Thread & Tonic creates minimalist leather bags and accessories that are as functional as they are elegant. Example: this simple and elegant laptop sleeve, ultra-protective and easy to carry. Sustainability is at the heart of Thread & Tonic, as evidenced by its choice of environmentally friendly materials. This laptop sleeve is made of chrome-free leather, with an interior lining made entirely from recycled plastic. All custom hardware is made from recycled zinc and the yarn is recycled Gutermann yarn.
Hardgraft belted backpack
Crafted in Italy from thick yet supple vegetable tanned leather with a soft wool lining inside, the Belted Backpack by Hardgraft exudes timeless luxury. It’s easy to store and transport, thanks to the belt zippers that open wide for easy access. A padded laptop compartment keeps everything safe and tidy.
Troubadour Apex Backpack
British bag brand Troubadour has mastered the art of fusing minimalist style with maximum performance. Case in point: the Apex backpack, which you’ll want to take with you at all times, whether you’re commuting to work, hitting the gym, or escaping for a weekend getaway. Crafted from waterproof vegetable-tanned Italian leather, it features a padded zip pocket for your laptop, as well as multiple interior pockets for easy organization. A breathable back panel and padded ergonomic shoulder straps ensure ultimate comfort.
Prepare for a stylish return to the office with these return-to-work essentials.