2017 is the Year of the Man-Bag
Gone are the days when only women had high regards for their everyday companion: the bag. But as men become more aware and picky with what they wear, designers have begun tailoring equally functional and stylish bags that complement their fashion sense. 2017 and the next years are looking up for men’s new best friend, and here are some of the brands designing the revolution.
The Backpack | Giuseppe Zanotti
The juvenile appeal of backpack is fading as it graduates from school to the real world. This Giuseppe Zanotti camouflage backpack sheds the schoolboy features for a cleaner and sleeker look that can easily complement both office and casual attire, while retaining its owner’s edgy personality.
The Rucksack | Brunello Cucinelli
The argument of sameness between rucksacks and backpacks is over, as the former quickly climbs the corporate ladder. Brunello Cucinelli is one of 2017’s leading purveyors of opulent rucksacks, often made with leather, and sported by high-profile businessmen and stylish professionals, in and out of the office.
The Briefcase | BALLY
Briefcases are mean, and they mean business. This BALLY leather briefcase, for example, does more than just containing office and personal essentials. In fact, more and more men favor these tricky leather goods, not just for their function, but also for their way of adding an extra command and authority to their fashion statement.
The Tote | WANT Les Essentiels
Men’s totes are catching up as they slowly break gender norms and become more visible in the streets of affluent cities. Women have favored totes because of their no-fuss accessibility—something that men also need given their increasingly active, multi-tasking lifestyle. We got to give it to WANT Les Essentiels for addressing all these with sophisticated totes “beginners” can easily rock.
Bags have, for years, drawn a thick line on gender, age, professions, and other stereotypes. The year 2017 has seen the resurgence of the bag beyond its utilitarian value and traditional market, as more prominent personalities acknowledge its role in fluid fashion expression. Want more proof? Just look at Kanye West’s headline-making photo with his Louis Vuitton man-bag.
September 15, 2017 // 0 Comment
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