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For too long, guys were made to feel that carrying a bag that’s anything other than a briefcase or backpack somehow compromised their masculinity—but things have changed. Over the past few years, duffles, messengers and every iteration of fanny packs have become men’s style staples, which means no more messing up your fit by stuffing your pockets with everything you own.

Whether commuting to work, carrying-on for a business trip, or ditching town for the weekend, these are the essential styles for any modern man on-the-go.

 

THE CROSSBODY

A cooler name for the ’90s fanny pack that’s seen a recent resurgence, carry your phone, wallet and keys in style with this hand-free option. Try a simple design in a wear-with-everything hue and rock it slung across your chest, not around your waist.

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THE GROWN-UP BACKPACK

Avoid looking like a school kid by choosing grown-up fabrics like wool, leather and suede. The ideal model should be large enough to fit all of your gear and durable enough to withstand your daily commute.

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THE MODERN BRIEFCASE

Ditch traditional hard-case models for this laid-back office essential that’s still perfect for your 9 to 5’s. Look for sleek hardware that still says you mean business.

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THE WEEKENDER

Whether you’re taking a spontaneous road trip or a much-needed beach vacation, a long weekend away calls for a sturdy-yet-stylish bag that fits all your essentials.

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THE LUXE LAPTOP BAG

A more casual alternative to a classic briefcase, tote your laptop in style with this sleek carrier.

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