Top 5 Bag Styles for Men

February 15th, 2012

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2. The Medium-Sized Duffle

 

For the gym-gooers to keep their gear.

For the weekend travelers who only carry-on.

For anyone, like me, who lives in a big city and gets around all day without a car. It’s the trunk for us on the subway.

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  • http://ezekielmerchant.soup.io/?sessid=5d0dccffc33 Anke

    Nice read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing a little research on that.
    And he

    just bought me lunch as I found it for him smile So let
    me rephrase that:

    Thanks for lunch!

  • http://www.gbag.biz/content/retail-shopping-bags-g Grocery Shopping Bag

    First one, is cool for normal use. For travel, I liked the third one. It’s quite easy to handle, and it is not so big like the last red colored bag.

  • http://glentruan.com ian
  • elizabeth

    what brand is the luggage? Thx!

  • Mike

    What is the denim in the top picture for the tote page?

    • http://tsbmen.com Dan Trepanier

      APC New Standard. Sorry, some of our featured items got lost when we transitioned the site.

  • Amit

    Awesomest collections!!! Loved them all!!!

  • safe fashion

    I love the style combination. Men will not getting hard time to choose what appropriate bag they should use that fits in their attire. Thanks to your great idea.

  • lane

    the variety in your style is second to none! Well done like always

  • Nesty

    I love your page…..everything that you are wearing its obviously amazing….from head to foot…..

    from mixed and match….for all seasons….

    looking forward for more…..and of course because your handsome..its plus factor…..

  • Wow.

    Mr. Styleblogger-

    Your use of the descriptor “feminine,” evidently in the pejorative, is striking. Care to consider how much of what you wear/how you wear it/how you insist on being photographed in it the general population considers feminine?

    Happy leap day,
    Wow.

    • Bag Hag

      Funny that in the post where SB claims the tote to be the most feminine of all the bags profiled, he links back to the post where he wears it over his shoulders and pairs it with a floppy felt hat.

      Throw in a Venti Starbucks cup and he could be the new Olsen.

      Always entertaining/inspiring to see the new fangled shit Dan comes up with, which is why this blog has been, and always will be a success. Keep it up SB.

  • Tim Hardy

    Really liked your article and the points you raise are at the forefront of my mind when I design my bags. Trouble is everyone has their own preferences which often leads to confusion on what to include or ignore but I like to think I get it right some of the time – hoping my soon to launch messenger bags in Saddle hide and Bridle leather will hit the spot? Tim Hardy

  • Jonno

    Where is the rugby shirt on the first pic ??
    thanx

  • Kyle West

    My favorite bag sources (from affordable to splurge):
    (1) Ben Sherman
    (2) Ted Baker
    (3) Filson
    (4) Dunhill

  • Michael

    I remember your post when you went to China for business and packed light but how the heck do you pack light for a two week trip? For a very casual 2-week trip, I’m sure I could do it but if one requires dressier clothes, one would need a change of clothing. There’s only so far i can re-wear an item of clothing and I don’t want to have to do laundry during a trip.

  • Steven Ryans

    Loving the Ziptop briefcase from Frank Clegg! That guy makes some of the best bags in USA. Is that a Filson backpack? Awesome post.

  • Hallock

    The backpack should also be listed for, “The guy with back problems.” I love my Filson 257, but I can’t lug it both ways on a subway computer en-toe without pain in my lower back and shoulders.

    • Gary-A

      Filson 257 ev’ry day on the subway in Boston!

      I don’t pack more than a lunch, a good book, scarf/gloves, and a hat. Every once in a while a laptop, and I do ok. I think it’s funny that the bag is as heavy as the contents within. The price of durability though, right?

      I actually like travelling with a laptop/thick notebook in the bag. Prevents it from molding to my side like a messenger bag.

      Now, the 220 duffle bag… THAT’S the one I hate taking on the subway.

  • Ambyr

    That luggage is an beautiful. Such an awesome power color. I really like your briefcase looks too. Very business chic.

    Come by to see my shots from the Loden Dager Fall ’12 collection!
    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

  • TO

    “There is something much more optimistic and satisfying about packing only what I need and carrying it with me rather than packing everything I want and dragging it behind me”

    Genius sh*t Dan. One of the coolest posts to date.

    Sidenote- didn’t realize you also had the Filson “zippered” tote. Picked it up over a year ago, thought I was being original! I guess we’re all SB copiers…haha.

  • Anonymous

    Great concept-post. Unfortunately my every-day activities require a lot of equipment. Which means that I don’t get to carry a briefcase very often.

    Do me the ‘Tote’ and the ‘Duffel’

    http://samanvers.blogspot.com

  • Dan

    If I may ask, the brand and style of each of these bags? I picked up a brown duffel (similar to your post) from Brooks Brothers that I love for carry-on travel. It also features a slide-out handle and wheels (that are barely there).

    I went the canvas route for a while (think J.Crew Weekender), but I felt it was too casual for the biz world. I feel like all I see is Tumi, which is so bland, but the most conservative.

  • Patrick

    Great tips, thanks. A Filson amateur? ;-)

    What would you suggest in the 150-200$ range for a waxed canvas messenger bag?

  • Nathan

    Hi Dan, I’m interested to find out more about the “luggage” portion.
    Since we frequently travel to overseas for 2 weeks, just interested to find out how many and what kind of items realistically you’d take in your 2 weeks holiday, say, Japan during winter into to just one carry-on.

    cheers,
    Nathan

  • cam

    and a post within a post “1 piece/3 ways: Suede Chukka”. thanks dan!

  • Bosun Lewis

    The luggage bag is absolutely fantastic, looks extremely well crafted and the wine colour does well to contrast your suit.

    Always been a fan of backpacks, canvas/military ones are making waves over here on campus in the U.K

    Insightful post!!

    http://www.thetastelevel.com

  • Emanuel Iuhas

    My favourite is the first one!
    ;-)

  • Alex M.

    Loved the bag post! Especially loved seeing you carry Frank Clegg bags. He makes a hella bag. Dan you should definitely check out his new shrunken leather duffles … wow.

    Keep up the good work!

  • TJ

    Such a great variety of style!!

    Thx for reading? Thanks for writing!