Men’s Bags and Accessories
At one time, men would not be caught holding or wearing any type of bag whether a messenger style, waist pouch or even a back pack. Wallets were all they carried, or they would use their pockets on whatever clothing they wore. Women’s bags came in handy to throw a few things in while going out together.
Bags such as backpacks, duffel bags, and waist pouches started coming out followed by messenger bags for over the shoulder or crossbody styles which are hands free. Smaller versions of the messenger bag are known as ‘Murses’. Brief cases have been around for many years, as seen in the picture above, along with laptop cases that have a handle or a strap that you can attach to it.
Tablet and iPad bags, slings, totes, chest bags and carry alls were later designed with the addition of mobile devices such as tablets that come in a variety of sizes, cellular phones, laptops and the ongoing inventions regularly added. To the left is a picture of a stone grey sling that can be carried as a chest bag or behind the back. It has an adjustable strap with pockets in front.
Bag material include leather, Faux or imitation leather, vintage leather with a rugged look, nylon and synthetic, canvas and waxed canvas. Bag styles are casual, professional, traveller, trendy and military. Below is a canvas and leather strap duffel bag.
Diaper bags for men eventually started to appear with masculine styles for the active Dads in the family or for the single ones raising their children alone. There is a huge market out there now for all of the styles mentioned so it’s not unusual to see guys carry any type of bag. They range from different shapes and sizes, to color and fabric. Accessories can include wallets, shaving bags, eye glass cases, grooming kits and money clips.
Men’s jackets and pants usually have many pockets to place their items in, along with having
wallets, while women always had purses and handbags. Styles for men have been evolving over the years joining women with the convenience to have their own bags.
To read about the history of men’s bags, click History of The Man Bag for an interesting article on how they first came to be and evolved!
Using an all weather protection spray like Tana All Protector or a conditioner you would purchase for shoes, would benefit your bags preventing rust and stains and keeping them in shape, lasting longer. Men’s bags are a great gift idea for those who have everything!
To start shopping, there are options to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed.
Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.