Men’s bags are having a moment, whether you’re on board or not. From fanny packs (oh, stop sniggering) slung across the chest, to statement shoulder bags that your girlfriend could (and probably would) borrow, everywhere you look guys are going hands-free and carrying their belongings in a bag.
If you’re not yet at the Frank Ocean stage (the singer carried a large green shoulder bag to fashion week last season), investing in a statement backpack is where you need to look to. Not only are they hands-free and equally appropriate to take you from work to the gym to the bar, but a good quality, well-designed backpack will take your uniform of jeans and a tee to the next level.
Once you’ve decided you desperately need a backpack (and you would be correct), actually selecting one can be quite overwhelming, especially now it seems every fashion brand is jumping on the bandwagon. It’s important to think about longevity when it comes to a bag you’ll be using every day, as well as practicality: there should be enough space to fit the essentials without making it too heavy to lug around. Plus, let’s not forget, it has to look good.
To help you on your quest, we’ve done the digging for you and have found a stylish backpack that’ll last a lifetime. Enter, the Coach Pacer. It’s been spotted around town with some pretty influential names including actor Michael B. Jordan, who was papped out and about with the electric blue version. Aside from looking slick and being made in the lightest-weight leather, the Pacer comes with an organised interior which has a secure tech sleeve with room for a 12” laptop and pockets to hold a phone, notebooks, water bottle and other everyday essentials.
There’s a variety of different styles and colourways to suit your style, and it’s available at Coach stores and online for just $795. Our final top tip: copy and paste this link to your parents/housemates/partner/dog in time for Christmas. You can thank us later.