I was at the Mall the other day and noticed so many men were carrying the new "Man bag". Well, they are not really new, they have been around for a long time now. Most stores are calling them "Messenger Bags".
They now have gone upscale. I've certainly noticed them before but the upscale ones are over the top price wise!
Designers have gone wild making them in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Yikes, these prices are absolutely crazy!
Ralph Lauren makes a $22,000 alligator attache. Louis Vuitton sells a $2,780 canvas men’s backpack emblazoned with the label’s monogram print, and pricier backpacks are sold by Valentino ($3,695) and Fendi ($5,000).
And men thought women were outrageous with their pricey handbags!
Fendi bag in Milan, Italy.Photograph by Vanni Bassetti — Getty Images
Unmistakably, these aren’t your dad’s briefcases–they tend to serve multiple purposes as users commute, go through their work day, transitioning into evening activities, and some can also serve the user for overnights. Remember, Dads did not have laptops years ago.
I just hope the media refrains from calling them “murses”!
There are plenty of reasonable and fashionable choices a guy can make today. It seems that for many, using a man bag became the norm a while back, it’s just that there weren’t so many luxury runway pieces like they have now.
The reasonably priced ones are nice and I personally don't see much of a difference then carrying a briefcase. In fact, these are easier to carry because of the cross body straps.
Will this be on your gift list for Father's Day?