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Latest men’s work bags marrying style with practicality

By Amos Chin 29 June, 2024

In light of the recent runway presentations, we’ve curated a selection of the latest work bags that have captivated our fashion sensibilities—perhaps yours as well

Work bags have ascended beyond mere utility to become an emblem of refined taste and discerning style. As we peruse the latest runway collections, it becomes evident that aesthetic allure is just as paramount as functionality.

Each bag in our curated selection is a testament to this evolution.

Rodeo Medium Handbag in black smooth calfskin, aged-gold hardware. Photo by Balenciaga

Balenciaga Women’s Rodeo Medium Handbag

While primarily designed as a women’s accessory, the Rodeo series transcends traditional gender boundaries with its epicene silhouette, making it a versatile companion for the modern professional. A re-imagination of the conventional briefcase, the medium handbag got our wallets ready, with its perfect size measuring 13.8 x 9.2 x 4.3 inches; the team operates on a 13″ MacBook laptop. But of course, that’s not the only feature that intrigued us. It was also the smooth calfskin, removable leather key holder with two split rings, and a myriad of pockets surrounded by Nappa lambskin lining. Most importantly, its unprecedented construction that sees a budging front compartment–evoking a nonchalant allure, suggesting that securing your belongings is almost an afterthought. That said, it is fashioned with a turn lock closure for those who think otherwise.

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The Fendi Selleria stitching is explored in the Fendi Spring Summer 2024 collection, predominately the bags. Photo by Fendi

Fendi Open Gusset Top Handle

A skill imparted to the Fendi family by Rome’s master saddlers in 1925, the Fendi Selleria stitching is explored in the Fendi Spring Summer 2024 collection, predominately the bags—case in point: the gusset top handle. Though complete details of this masterpiece remain under wraps, its facade has us sold. In an off-white leather, with a detachable shoulder strap and top handle, the bag boasts the Fendi logo in the front and centre–albeit subtly. The silhouette also sports gussets–an archetypal women’s bag feature–which can be pushed in for extra room.

Fendi

The Ferragamo duffle bag for men features an unstructured construction, with soft leather on the outside and suede finish inside. Photo by Ferragamo

Ferragamo Duffle Bag

As part of Ferragamo’s Pre-Fall 2024 collection, the Maison unveiled two new bag styles, with the Duffle Bag standing out for its perfect blend of timeless elegance and modern functionality. Featuring an unstructured construction with soft leather on the outside and a suede finish inside, the model offers versatility in styling; the large flap with the front logo can be inserted inside or outside the bag. It is completed with an internal zip pocket, keychain charm, and metal feet on the bottom to protect the bag.

Ferragamo

The new Gucci Jackie is crafted from fine leather which highlights the craftsmanship, crescent shape, and sleek silhouette of the House’s iconic shoulder bag. Photo by Gucci

Gucci Jackie Leather Shoulder Bag

In his inaugural men’s collection for Gucci, Creative Director Sabato De Sarno pays homage to the Maison’s storied legacy. Drawing inspiration from the fashion mammoth’s signature colour palette, Sarno introduces a striking new hue to the iconic Jackie series: Gucci Rosso Ancora red. This latest iteration of the shoulder bag features a resplendent light gold-toned piston closure and a crescent shape, a hallmark of the Jackie repertoire. The design also includes a generously sized compartment, capable of accommodating all essentials, including an iPad, blending practicality with opulence.

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This retro-inspired briefcase, crafted from luxurious black leather, merges tradition with modern functionality. Photo by Montblanc

Meisterstück Briefcase With Pen Case

Celebrating its centennial writing icon, Montblanc presents the Meisterstück Anniversary Capsule, a blend of timeless design and superb craftsmanship. Inspired by the 1926 writing instrument pouches, the collection incorporates these iconic shapes into the bags’ exteriors, symbolising Montblanc’s rich heritage and high craftsmanship. A highlight is a retro-inspired black leather briefcase, featuring an exterior case for three writing instruments. Its interior accommodates a 13″ laptop and includes multiple compartments, offering effortless organisation for all business essentials.

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