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From backpacks to duffles to clutches, here’s our favourite men’s bags for travel, work and play this summer.

The modern gentleman understands how a bag can add style and dimension to an outfit – and the ladies appreciate it when a guy makes the extra effort to look good in every situation.

Now that it’s summer, bags actually do come in handy to carry your summer essentials in style too, whether to a vacation or a business meeting. From backpacks to duffles to clutches, here’s our favourite men’s bags for travel, work and play this summer.


Gucci GG Supreme backpack with Angry Cat

Emporio Armani backpack in orange

Fendi backpack in cobalt blue nylon and leather

Givenchy stars and stripes drawstring backpack

Louis Vuitton hiking backpack

Backpacks are the best solution if you need to carry more than just a few items when travelling or on-the-go. Our picks can easily hold your laptop, camera, earphones, water and snacks, while highlighting your individual style!

Messenger bags

Frank Clegg English Briefcase in Black, from WJ & Co.

Valentino Tattoo Embroidered Messenger

Fendi smooth mocha-coloured leather bag

Tom Ford John Small Messenger Bag

Dunhill Guardsman City Messenger in Engine Turn Print

Messenger bags or satchels are another great summer must-have for men, providing a simpler but nonetheless practical alternative to the backpack. Worn over the shoulder or across the body, messenger bags can prove to be a real investment that can last throughout the seasons.


Bottega Veneta Pacific Intrecciato Medium Duffel

Tod's travel bag in leather

Gucci Soft GG Supreme duffle bag with Web

Givenchy embossed classic holdall

Dunhill Guardsman Holdall

Planning an overnight trip this summer? Then the duffel bag could be your bag of choice to store all your luggage. These versatile travel holdalls are made with durable materials to handle wear and tear, so you can travel without worries!

Clutches and pouches

Fendi blue leather pouch with inlays

Givenchy large Antigona clutch

Louis Vuitton Kasai clutch

Bottega Veneta Denim Nappa Document Case

Gucci Python Men's Bag with Web

Summer is a great time for parties and drinks with the guys, but never let it be said that you can’t party with class! Enter the clutch/pouch to hold all your important items as you enjoy that glass of gin or Negroni.

Briefcases and portfolios

Prada saffiano briefcase in burgundy

Frank Clegg Zipper Portfoilio in Chestnut, from WJ & Co.

Dunhill Duke Flap Briefcase

Tod's medium briefcase in brown

Tom Ford Icon Zip Portfolio

Louis Vuitton Porte-documents voyage PM

Business may go on as usual in the summer, so don’t neglect your work bag, which in most cases refer to the traditional briefcase, or the more lightweight portfolio. A good briefcase or portfolio should never be too flashy, but make a subtle and smart complement to your work wardrobe.

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