A bag says a lot about a guy and in no place is that more obvious than the office. You want something that says you’re a serious professional, but one that can think outside the box; you want to appear modern with but with an air of traditional class; you want quality but not ostentation. Basically, you want the impossible.
Still it’s a balance that some brands have found their very own take on, none more so than Maverick with their aptly-rebellious take on everyday staples. Need more? Just take a look below at some of the best bags to elevate your personal professional style.
Manhattan Leather Briefcase, £163
Adding a touch of flair to your professional wardrobe is a risky manoeuvre, but it’s worth taking a cue or two from our East Coast cousins – or at least, that’s what the Manhattan briefcase has done. More rounded and modern than a lot of similar bags, the main striking feature is the imperial red lining, a stark contrast to the otherwise unrelieved black Saffiano leather. A pop of colour goes a long way, and this way is slightly more contemporary than a pocket square. It’s also big enough for a 15-inch Macbook Pro – because what serious professional uses anything else?
Navy Alpha Leather Trimmed Briefcase, £111
A classic briefcase through and through, the Navy Alpha is pure class. There’s not much to the design over all, swapping over embellishment and over the top flourishes with a design that speaks for itself. After all, Saffiano leather doesn’t need to shout; the subtle grain is eloquent enough, a lovely textural contrast to the waterproof nylon that adds practicality to the luxury – as does the detachable shoulder strap if all those perfectly-organised documents are weighing you down. The only problem with this particular briefcase? Nobody wants to outshine their boss.
Black Explorer Light Backpack, £105
Backpacks are becoming more and more acceptable outside of schoolkids and hipsters, especially when they’re injected with a little class. With it’s sleek, rectangular shape and rigid structure the Explorer Light Backpack is every bit the consummate businessman – just one that prefers something a little easier to carry than the standard briefcase. It’s big enough to fit everything from a laptop to gym clothes – thankfully in separate compartments. It’s also made from water resistant vegan leather, so it’s not leaving all it’s hipster credentials behind after all.