Stash and Carry
Stash and Carry
Whatever your cargo, we’ve got your back with the pick of this season’s bags
Words by Ryan Thompson
It’s the trend that nobody saw coming – because who knew that lots of utility, plus no small amount of irony equals menswear must-have? Style yours across your shoulder, like the effortlessly cool A$AP Rocky.
Military-inspired holdalls artfully combine practical utility with stylish design for an edgy urban look. From AW17’s go-to khaki to camouflage print, this military motif has a strong and masculine aesthetic.
Trouser pockets are strictly for your hands. For everything else, there is the clutch bag. These elegant pouches will ensure you never sit on your keys again, though it’s the air of sophistication that we really love.
Backpacks For Ballers
AW17 backpacks are lightweight yet flaunt-heavy, thanks to bold graphics, patterns and oversized proportions. Look out for bigger packs by the likes of 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi to complement the current trend for oversized outerwear.
Everything about the typical tote says ‘casual shopping bag’. But this season’s designs aren’t your typical totes. Now elevated in leather and with prints to the fore, AW17’s offerings make an empowering yet practical addition to any look.
Grungy plastic messenger styles of old (think maniacal city couriers) have been officially ditched in favour of embroidered cotton canvas and business-appropriate leather. This season’s favourites will shuttle around your work paraphernalia without being a burden.
Voluminous enough to stash two or three different looks while still comfortably compact, the weekender is ideal for your short trips abroad. Canvas, suede or leather styles are a great way to introduce some texture to a casual outfit.
There was a time when the corners of a briefcase made the perfect playground attack tool… But today’s briefcases are distinctly de-weaponised – with smoother contours and softer leather to reflect the shift towards a more relaxed tailoring aesthetic.