Luggage for Men: The Only Bags We Should Carry

Lets get something straight; guys shouldn’t carry around satchels, man bags, clutches, fanny packs, messenger bags, or anything with a strap that may land around the shoulder or waist. Not to get confused with a briefcase, fellas – that post will come at a later date.  It’s against guy code to have a bigger purse or wallet than your female companion.

The only exception I can defend is the flexibility in purchasing an array of carry-ons for travel. Upon entering an airport, you have to step up your game. Act sharp, be sharp, and look sharp! Look the part as a traveler, I cannot tell you how many travelers “people watch” in the airport – I know I do.

Yes, it can be an annoying feeling, having the sudden urge to look over your shoulder, but it happens to every traveler.  From personal experience, I dumped my ripped backpack years ago and did a gradual upgrade to something more respectable. No, I’m not saying to go out and purchase something ridiculous like a $3,000 Louis Vuitton, but find something that you deem comfortable carrying while still feeling masculine.

Here are a few of my top picks within several price ranges:


3-1 Blade Pack: $175.00                                                       Small Duffel: $40.00

North Face

Wayfinder 30’- -199.00

  Kenneth Cole

 Roma Leather Duffel Bag:  $395.00


Medium London Leather Holdall: $1,295.00

From backpacks to high-end leather duffel bags, these are some of my personal picks and suggestions. Remember, luggage can depend on the type of trip you encounter, so put a little thought into it. You never know who you might run into at the airport or what travel delay might lead you to the airport water hole for over-priced food and drinks. Someone is always watching, look sharp, look dapper.

Where are my sunglasses,