This post explores an aspect of men's style that's often overlooked but is just as important as any other piece of detail you can mention... I'm talking about bags for men.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Where else were you planning to throw your phone, wallet, cardholder, laptop, business cards, keys and what not?
A bag is one of those rare dual-purpose accessories, not only fulfilling its primary function (holding your stuff), but adding another element to your overall look at the same time.
Especially because there are tons of different types of bags to suit whatever look you're on, from Satchel bags, to Courier bags,Backpacks, Dufflebags, Briefcases etc. So Hey! Why not?
I consciously created two vivid examples of how your bag can be that icing on the cake style - speaking and how its importance can't really be over emphasized.
Using these two bags, I styled this Executive Plaid Double Breasted Suit from Obed Clothiers in two different ways.. The Dapper Style and The Athleisure Style.
I'm certain the Athleisure Trend isn't the newest thing to us, largely popularized in SS15 collections, it's not uncommon to see fashion forward men in Suits and Kicks, sounds like a sin right? But I'm sure you'd agree with me that it looks so cool! (See why I'm not a fan of rules?)
The Blue Suede Back pack hand crafted by Coz Designs is a more casual sort of bag and perfectly matches the Athleisure Trend. Suited up, buttoned down, Kicks tied and Bag on... Ready to step out in Style
Hey there comfort zone. .. Lol yeah! This is more like it for me, styled to fit the brown leather bag also hand crafted by Coz Designs which commands a more formal look. Really love this bag because of the removable straps that it has, for when you need to strap it on or when you just wanna carry it like a suitcase.
From the brown leather Vintage Skeleton time piece, to the Lapel accessory and the Bimaterial Brown single monk strap shoes, the detailing of these two looks was absolutely important in creating a synchrony and the above mentioned are all courtesy of Jumia Fashion!
Kicks by Le Coq Sportiv and Tie by Gucci.
So Yes! Back to my fave at the moment .. COZ DESIGNS
Coz designs is a Unisex bag brand that has all its bags hand crafted to perfection. And you're a fan of originality and quality, then you might just wanna check them up.
Which look you prefer, Athleisure or The Dapper Style? Let us know in the comments section.
Wtitten by Akin Faminu
Photography by Oseni .A. Kolade (@Koldiebanks)