Fashion FAQ: What Types of Backpack Should You Carry?

There is no denying that backpacks are a practical bag for men. But there is also no denying that wearing backpacks in a grownup way is not easy


Glasses by Saint Laurent, sweater & denim trousers by Armani Exchange, backpack by Il Bisonte, shoes by Tod’s


Since backpacks add a more casual touch to your look, they’re best carried around while you’re wearing a more relaxed combo of shirt and chinos instead of a full-on formal ensemble. A lightweight jacket or blazer can also be a stylish addition.

As for types, sporty-looking bags are obviously not appropriate in an office setting. A leather backpack (yes, these are not as uncommon as one might think) would be infinitely better. Not only do they last longer, leather backpacks also bring out a more polished feel in a contemporary way.

Another recommended alternative would be a mixed material backpack that combines canvas and leather—these two make for an unexpectedly cool combination.

Additionally, this season we are particularly drawn to all kinds of hybrid bags: backpack with tote handles as well as single-strap pack that is smaller and thus much more practical.


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Prada-(1)saint laurent backpack
Left: Prada
Right: Saint Laurent