With classic flap and buckle designs and roomy rucksacks, men's messenger bags have never been more valued as fashion accessories. Neutral colours and military shades make accessorising on the go fun and fashionable.
Men's messenger bags - smart looks on the move
Messenger bags started life as heavy duty postal and military courier bags, becoming staples of 1970's hippy dressing, usually adorned with button badges and peace messages. In recent years they've been reincarnated as true urban accessories. Made from heavy duty canvas, or tough nylon textile mixes, men's messenger bags stand up to the wear and tear of city life and daily commutes, looking more professional than backpacks, but more hip than briefcases. Streamlined sporty designs in neutral colours, from go-to labels like Eastpak, Calvin Klein Jeans and Levi's, give cool street styling with jeans, shorts and practical men's hoodies.
How to style your men's messenger bags
Buckled satchel bags cross the line between vintage and geek chic, with plenty of pockets for hobby items, college books, tablets and laptops. Team with printed T-shirts and sports trousers and shorts in clashing combinations of colours and patterns. Men's messenger bags make great plane carry-ons, fitting neatly under seats. Match them with relaxed travel combos of chinos, men's casual shirts and comfortable loafers. Smart navy, or charcoal grey shades, are totally work appropriate, so pair them with your suits and shoes for efficient looks, giving you style for hectic days in the office, while everything you need is easily to hand.