Trendspotting: Messenger bags, not "man bags"
The days where men only carried backpacks or briefcases are well behind us and after a few early tentative steps and the derisory "man bag" term, messenger bags are finally socially acceptable.
Of the various types of bags on the market, messenger bags are perhaps the most fashionable around. This wasn't always the case, as their first appearance on the high street years ago led to giant logo-emblazoned releases and an overall poor level of quality.
These days though, as you can see below, things are a lot more understated so no matter your look, there's a messenger bag out there for you. Have a look at our favourite offerings below:
Diesel Synchro Messenger Bag - ASOS €214.29
This messenger bag by Diesel has been constructed in durable cotton canvas. The details include: a large main compartment with a flap font and twin clasp lock closures, an adjustable shoulder strap and a contrasting leather trim.
Eastpak Messenger Bag - ASOS €69.13
This messenger bag by Eastpak has been constructed with a durable outer. The details include: a large main compartment with a flap front with twin clasp locks and a zipped closure, a zipped front pocket, a webbing shoulder strap and a fully lined interior.
Fred Perry Messenger Bag - ASOS €69.13
Messenger bag by Fred Perry. Constructed in a leather look fabric. Featuring a rectangular shape with piped edges, a zip fastening main, a slim zip pocket and signature branding to the front, an adjustable across the body strap and a large inner compartment with contrast lining, a zipped pocket and an applique logo tab.
Herschel Supply Co. Walton Bag - End Clothing €75.66
The Little America Mountain Bag is a new design from Herschel that draws influence from heritage design, in this case the classic holdall bag, and adds modern features, such as an ingenious shoe compartment, to keep your footwear separate from your clothes.
Barbour Striped Wool Tarras Bag - End Clothing €191.06
Barbour's classic game shoulder bag, reworked in premium striped wool with leather detailing. Ideal for everyday use, with multiple pockets and compartments, the Tarras is one of the most durable and practical shoulder bags you're ever likely to find.
Tan Printed Suede Satchel - Topman €77.00
Tan suede satchel with a multi coloured flap design as part of Topman's Premium Collection.