Few environments we encounter as modern gentlemen could be as judgemental (or as hostile) the office; it’s where romance is often forged, where careers are made and broken, and where we present ourselves to the world. Finish off your office look with these work-ready and uber-durable satchels and messenger bags.
Featuring a minimalistic look thanks to its simplistic, functional design, the Danny P Leather Messenger Bag, available in black, dark brown, and brown, has room enough for a 15-inch laptop and a tablet, secured in a dedicated pocket, as well as a raft of other work-day essentials, from umbrellas and to hipflasks and brass knuckles. Handmade with Italian leather, this style-forward satchel can be used with or without an adjustable shoulder strap. US$489; https://dannypstyle.com
Not a fan of leather? Another functional option is Herschel’s Clark Messenger in black, a durable every-day companion constructed with lightweight materials. With room for a 15-inch laptop, as well as internal and external organisational pockets for a range of daily essentials, the Clark comes with a leather top handle, while a removable padded strap allows for easy carrying. US$99.99; www.herschelsupply.com
With versatile organisation sleeves, Cocoon Innovations’ Urban Adventure Messenger Bag easily caters for a 16-inch laptop and tablet with dedicated padded compartments, while also allowing for your daily essentials in its Grid-it front pocket. Ensuring you have a smooth and worry-free journey, the bag’s water resistant exterior keeps everything dry and secure. US$79.99; www.cocooninnovations.com
An all-black super-slim laptop satchel, the Flat Pack Coal by Hard Graft can be carried in three ways – cross body, hand grab, or on the shoulder – thanks to a fully adjustable strap. This leather-bound essential is small enough to be held with two fingers, but big enough to fit in an 11-inch laptop or tablet, with a padded zipper slot designed to protect your gadgets, and small inside sleeves for accessories. US$255; www.hardgraft.com
A lightweight carrying solution, Booqbags’ charcoal-coloured Slimcase Pro provides protective storage with its zipped and padded compartment for a 15.6-inch laptop, quick access sleeves for your tablet and phone, and zippered pockets for daily accessories such as chargers and throwing knives. While its ultra-durable shoulder strap – made with seatbelt material so you know it’s good – comes with a non-slip pad, and its leather top handle allows for easy carrying, this case also has a leather bottom that protects your tech against wet surfaces. US$195; www.booqbags.com