Yeah...yeah...I know I've been neglecting you men lately, but I can't help it. There's just so many awesome handbags, I can't seem to break away. But I'm gonna make it up to you now with this handsome Burberry Nylon Messenger Bag. Sleek and sophisticated describes this check pattern bag that's detailed in leather trim with logo plate accents. With plenty of pockets in which to carry all of your important everyday guy stuff, this Nylon Messenger Bag measures 16 1/2x12 1/2x4 3/4 and sells for $795 at Saks. For Dad, hubby, or boyfriend, this Messenger Bag would make a wonderful gift.
Treat that man of yours to something special with this absolutely hot D&G Dolce & Gabbana Calfskin Leather Duffel Bag. Irresistable, he'll love the brasstone buckles, and studs, and the look and feel of the distressed leather. With loads of pockets, two flap-tab luggage tags, and an adjustable strap, it measures 18x15x9, and sells for $895 at Nordstroms. With a bag like this, maybe he'll get the hint of that romantic weekend away that you so desperately want and need. One can dream, can't we?
Taking a tip from our Uncrate readers, I happened across the fact that 'Today at the site of the long-closed Liquor Store bar in New York City, J.Crew will hold the grand opening of its first mens-only store.' The Tribeca Men's Shop will feature essentials from J. Crew's mens line, and some favs from other companies and designers. So, with all the hoopla I had to go check this out for myself! I found the man bag to end all men bags in this Original Leather Postal Messenger. Handcrafted in American leather, we have here a beautiful recreation like the old oil-tanned mailbags carried by the US Postal Service from the mid 1800's to the late 1970's. Historically correct in detail, this one-of-a-kind messenger bag features heavy copper rivet, a buckle strap closure, and an interior back-wall patch pocket. Available in cognac, it measures 11 1/2x15x5 and sells for $795. Absolutely breathtaking...
It's that time of year when we pay special attention to that very special Dad. This very manly, yet sporty Zip Top Tote With Leather Detail by Dolce & Gabbana is just about as practical as they come. Made of durable canvas with leather trim, it carries with dual handles and an attachable cross body strap. It conveniently holds personal technology, books, or can double as a weekend tote. Roomy and stylish, it measures 15x5x15, and sells for $349. Available in beige, you can pick it up at Couture Zappos. Dear old Dad with love this.
Urban with a rugged look, this hot Outback Duffle by Fossil would make an excellent gift for your special one and only for Sweetest Day. Fashioned in canvas and genuine leather, it features a top zip closure, double handles with an adjustable strap. With vintage inspired hardware accents, this gorgeous man bag measures 10.5x20x11, and sells for $148 at Fossil. Bag+hugs=romantic weekend getaway. Sweet...
For that special man in you life, treat him to this gorgeous MARC BY MARC JACOBS Leather Case. Fashioned in soft leather, it features two faux buckles, a removable strap and top handle. Roomy and stylish, with two compartments, it's available in Black and Brown. Measuring in at 17x11x4, you can purchase this handsome case at Nordstroms for $278. He's gonna just love you for it!
Okay guys, Father's Day is just one week away. It's getting down to the wire, have you bought that special gift? Well, just in case you're one of those that wait til the last minute, then the Canvas Messenger Bag by Juicy Couture is just perfect. This awesome vintage-inspired bag is fashioned in leather and metal hardware with an edgy screenprint lining inside the flap. This unique bag is loaded with pockets and is available in Fatigue, Vintage Brown, Black, and Vintage Black. Measuring 16x16x6, it sells for $295 at Nordstroms. Believe me, he's just gonna love this one!
Make that special man in your life feel like a million with this Over The Shoulder Briefcase by the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection. This exquisite briefcase is fashioned in full genuine leather or ballistic nylon with leather trim accents. Luxury at its best, it features a foam-padded sleeve to securely hold a laptop, and a front compartment organizer with pockets for accessories. Embroidered inside with the regal Trump Crest, this bag sells for $200 at Macys. Heads up gals, Father's Day is just around the corner. For Dad, hubby, or boyfriend, this briefcase would make a wonderful gift!
For that special man in your life, why not treat him to this luxurious Duffle Bag by Gucci. Fashioned in rich leather, it carries with a braided top handle and accents of horsebit hardware. It features inside zip pockets, a cell phone pocket, and a key ring tab. This gorgeous Duffle bag is made in Italy and measures 10x20x8. Available in Cocoa, this bag sells for $3,690 at Saks. At this price, you have to ask yourself, is he worth it?
I've been told that the men are feeling a little neglected lately, so I decided to give them a look at Prada's newest messenger bag. Although I'm against killing Bambi, I'll have to admit the Cervo Messenger Bag by Prada is undoubtedly appealing and very pleasing to the eye. In true Prada fashion, this very sophisticated messenger bag, made with ultra soft deerskin leather features outside double clips accented in gold hardware. It secures with a snap and buckle closure, and features a front compartment. Measuring 13.4x11x4.5, this outrageously expensive bag sells for $1,680 and you can pre-order it through Saks.
Here's one for the boys (or men, whatever you like to call yourselves). Made with both canvas and leather, Ro's Steve II Messenger Bag features a nifty zipper-split front flap and a full bottom zip that's expandable. Underneath the front flap you'll find multiple pockets and places for pens while the interior of the bag sports various open pockets for larger items. The messenger from Ro is available for pre-order at Saks and measures 12 x 13 x 3 inches. It'll set you back $205.
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If it weren't for the changing pad and diaper pouch you'd never know that this was a diaper bag and not another trendy men’s day-bag. Diaper Dudes Men's Diaper Bag has a padded shoulder strap that’s conveniently worn across the chest, and a multi-pocketed front flap cover. Scotch guard protects this durable, brown bag that measures 14 x 16 inches. Diaper Dudes Men's Diaper Bag sells for $110 at Neiman Marcus.
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Here's a great buy for both guys and girls -- the Utility Tiny Shoulder bag from Triple 5 Soul. Made of calvary twill fabric, the north/south shoulder bag has a cross body shoulder strap, a back mesh pocket and lots of pockets inside for keeping your gadgets in order. The pouch shown on the front of the bag is made especially to hold an iPod and even has grommets for earphones. The unisex Triple 5 Soul Utility Tiny Shoulder bag is $60 at Zappos.
All right guys, I know it's been a while. Mulberry has such a large selection of men's bags that I found it hard to pick just one that I liked the best but I managed to settle on the Antony bag in denim leather. The small bag has an adjustable strap, an intriguing postman's lock, and inside pocket. Measuring 24 x 20 x 6 cm, $340 Antony also comes in chocolate and oak leather.
The Star Wars craze hit my house hard this weekend, as I'm sure it did many others after the long-awaited debut of the final (and possibly best) of the new movies. Thursday night was spent at the theater of course, which led to the viewing of the older and still superior episodes IV through VI on Friday and Saturday night. At some point in the midst of all the Jedi hysteria, I realized something pretty awesome -- Chewbacca sports an impressive Man Bag! It's unknown why he carried his pouch or what it may have contained (most likely a Chewie-pod and inter-galaxy cell phone), but one thing is certain... Chewbacca was one bright, metrosexual Wookie!coach-mens-varick-nylon-small-mapbag
Coach's newest version of their men’s map bag is thoughtfully constructed with durable nylon. Shown here in gunmetal/steel, the Varick Small Mapbag has a front pouch beneath the flap with many functional pockets inside. An open and zip pocket can be found on the outside of the bag and the weather-resistant fabric is trimmed in leather. Measuring 13 x 13 x 4 1/2 inches, the Varick Nylon Mapbag could easily be carried as a day-bag, or even hold your 12 inch PowerBook if you like. Coach sells the man-bag for $198.lacoste-man-bag-source
It's hard for me to give all the details because they don't sell their bags online, but I can tell you for sure that Lacoste has a man-purse situation going on at their site that my guy-readers should address immediately. I saw at least 10 different styles including the Casual Shoulder Bag shown to the right. Each bag comes in different colors and includes a list of places the bag can be purchased from. I have searched online for some of these bags but so far am coming up short. If you really want one, you may actually have to get off your computer and drive to a retailer that carries the brand. Considering Lacoste isn't providing pricing for the bags on their site, I will have to assume that we aren't talking J.C. Penny bargains here but luckily I've yet to see a Lacoste bag that costs over $200. Good luck guys.jack-spade-greene-street-day-bag
I'd be so ticked if I were a guy. Not only for obvious reasons, but also because there's just not a lot of options in the man-handbag department yet. Jack Spade is trying to help change that with the Green Street Canvas Day Bag. The man bag has a Velcro closure, and pockets for your cell phone and other tech tools. The Day Bag also includes a port for your headphones and comes in army, navy and black. For $90, this is a great place to start for all the guys out there who want to carry a bag but don't feel quite ready to go all the way, so to speak. The Greene Street Collection is subtle and kind of looks like it holds a laptop. This gives you an opportunity to work your way up to carrying a full-blown man-bag. Hey, baby steps will get you there too.mens-ben-sherman-messenger-bag
It's that time again — time for me to satisfy all of my male readers out there. The Ben Sherman Small Messenger Bag features a terrific tan suede and brown leather exterior that looks to be broken-in just enough to not look like you just bought it. The bag has a front zip pocket and interior compartment pockets with space for pens, documents and gadgets. It's available from Urban Outfitters for $120, measures 12 x 3 x 13.5 inches and has a 45-53 inch adjustable strap.gravis-mistro-man-bag
I've been trying to give something for all two of my guy readers to read so here’s another man-bag. The Gravis Mistro bag for men is much less expensive then the previous man-bags I've covered in the past, so it is perfect for all of you cost-aware metrosexuals out there. The $20 bag features an adjustable shoulder strap, pull down front pocket with inside organizer and exterior cell phone and document pockets. The side of the Mistro has a mesh pocket with pen sleeves and the front has a zipper accessory slot. Maybe it's just me, but I love nothing more than a man who knows how and where to carry his stuff.tumi-flight-man-bag
I've been getting a few emails implying that I should do more man-purses, so here you go. The Tumi Flight Bag is made with Fusion Z nylon and has nappa leather trim. The 11 x 4 x 12 inch bag has an adjustable strap and lots of neat compartments for all your guy stuff. Tumi is offering the Flight Bag exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue for $225. To all the women: Turn your man into a Metrosexual and buy him this bag. Bulging pockets are so out. To all the men: Quit reading purse blogs. Seriously. (I'm kidding boys. I'm happy to have any readers I can get. I'll take women, men, and might even make special allowances for those weird literate monkeys.)ellington-europa-field-bag
The stigma attached to men carrying handbags is a thing of the past. The Europa Field Bag is both trendy and functional enough for both female and male use. The bag is made of vintage leather and comes in brown and black. Its padded body protects your cell phone, PDA, CDs and is even roomy enough for a large camera. Great for traveling or everyday use, the Field Bag measures 10.5 x 8 x 4.25 inches and costs $155.