May 10, 2015

The new upscale Man Bag!

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?


  1. I am a cheap skate. It is in my blood. I carried a nice brief case for years, Leather with all the neat stuff, $30 tops. I never judge what a person buys, if they can afford it, fine with me. I am away from the business world now, so let the guys enjoy those cute perks (smile), I'd rather fish. hahaha!

  2. I had not heard of this new trend for men. Fascinating. The bags look very versatile.

  3. PS) Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

  4. It's true about the bag, we never really see a briefcase any more but I have seen a lot of those messenger bags. Times keep changing and fashion isn't just for us women. I can't imagine anyone spending over 1000 dollars for a bag though.

  5. Interesting blog, I guess I haven't really thought about this. The old briefcases are gone. I think carrying around laptops must have had something to do with this.

  6. i think every man who needs on should carry a man bag....both my sons have very nice leather one!!!

  7. I dumped briefcases and ties years ago as I own my company and I can do as I please. The messenger bags are ok, but I wouldn't be caught dead using one. I'm called enough names as it is.

    I do, however, occasionally use a Publix plastic shopping bag to carry my stuff to the car.