Italian Luxury handbags for Men - Sun, 24 May
2009, 00:00 EST
bags are taking the fashion world and around the world by storm
this season - no longer are they a purely practical and dull
accessory, but men are being given choices of materials, design and
style that have never existed before. Stylish young men at the
forefront of fashion and it's trends will know exactly what to avoid
and what will suit them, but how does a man, who has never until now
though of carrying any sort of bag beyond a briefcase or a backpack,
know what to choose?
This is a
guide to help men find a bag that is masculine and practical, as well
as being stylish.
If you work
and live in continental Europe or in a cosmopolitan city, designer
handbags for men may already be accepted as useful accessories.
After all messenger bag or a courier is something that men have been
using for decades, especially younger men who don't carry a briefcase
but still need something to carry all their essentials in to work or
on the weekend.
It is the new
brand and label "man bag",
thought up in the last decade to market bags to men that has brought
attention to the trend of men looking for more stylish alternatives
to the conventional and often dull briefcase. Bags for men are here
to stay, and if you are ready to move on from the briefcase, but are
worried about getting it wrong, here are some guidelines to help you
find a bag that works for you without any danger of it being mistaken
for a ladies handbag!
Choose a bag for its
utility/functionality. Look for internal pockets and spaces that will
take all the gadgets that you need to carry.
Choose a simple but structured style. Look for clean and stylish
straight lines and avoid gathered materials and curvy shapes.
Choose good quality leather, which will wear well. Nylon backpacks
and bags are not at all stylish and shouldn't be combined with work
or formal wear. Canvas is a good option for casual use.
for a plain color, avoid patterns and fancy decorations. Black or
brown are best to start off with until you have the confidence to
become more adventurous.
starting off with a traditionally male bag style, like a fishing bag,
or a messenger bag, satchels with shoulder straps that are stylish
without being too cutting edge. When you are comfortable with the
idea, if you want to, you can then move on to trying out the men's
totes and carryalls that are all over the fashion shows right now.
So what are
you waiting for? Your pockets no longer need to be stuffed with your
wallet, phone, business cards, headset, camera, penknife and all the
rest, which ruin the stylish line of your clothes; you can transfer
it all into your bag and never
worry about losing your flash drive to the washing machine again!