When it comes to carrying your essentials around with you, women have got it covered, toting everything they could possibly need for a day of business with them in a beautiful designer handbag. But in the men’s world, it can be a little more complicated to find a stylish way to transport your things, with traditionally limited options to choose from and many men opting to go without.
These days though, the leather briefcase that was once a must-have for respected businessmen is making a comeback – albeit in a slightly more relaxed and modern form. Today’s modern case features multiple compartments, but is made from soft leather to allow for greater flexibility – and can be easily slung over your shoulder for a quick getaway.
The trend has extended to mobile phone cases, too – because, it’s time to face it, they’ve never looked great stuffed in your suit trouser pocket. A miniature version of the larger leather case, these over-the-shoulder offerings are just big enough to house the bare essentials – a light and practical way to carry them without compromising your efforts to dress sharply.
Functional and smart in equal measures, a leather carry case is the ultimate accessory for busy and hardworking men. We’ve rounded up some of the finest on the market – and best of all, each of them will take you seamlessly from board room meeting to bar.
Bottega Veneta Leather Intreccatio Document Case
The Intreccatio document case by Bottega Veneta exudes luxury from the very moment you set eyes on it. Characterised by the brand’s instantly recognisable Intreccatio weave – a global symbol of quality – it’s crafted from the finest supple leather and features a slim and sophisticated, minimalistic silhouette, making it the perfect case for the gentleman who likes to travel light.
Featuring subtly over-sized zips and matte hardware, this bag is guaranteed to make a style statement, commanding respect and conveying confidence for anyone who chooses to carry it.
Such an impactful piece doesn’t come cheap, but nor would you want it to – it’s exclusive, high-quality and set to be the envy of the boardroom.
Maxwell Scott’s The Buroni
Maxwell Scott’s exquisite luxury attaché briefcase made of the finest leather is the epitome of suave sophistication. Practical yet elegant, it is woven by hand from the best Italian leather and features a roomy, suede-traced compartment. Additionally, under the lid, there is an organisational panel that makes it perfect for storing those important documents and files.
It includes specially designed pockets for your mobile device, pens and everything else with smart metal feet on its base and bound to a solid wooden frame. To top it all off, it features a twin combination lock to keep your contents safe, making it the perfect way to carry any confidential information.
A true beauty that is built for the long run, you’ll want to keep hold of the Buroni for years to come.
Hengwin Cross Body Bag
This small leather satchel is both modern and suave, providing a safe and dry environment in which to store all of those daily items you can’t do without. Featuring two main compartments of equal size, with an inner zipped pocket as well as an open pocket for quick and easy access when you need it, a hidden magnetic flap allows you to open and close it with ease.
Fitted with a belt loop, top handle, and adjustable shoulder strap, it can be carried in a range of different ways – making it perfect for everything from walking to work or going to a meeting to travelling on the tube. This case, and a variety of other models, are available from hengwincase.com.
Barbour Leather Briefcase
Crafted from soft, flexible leather, this beautiful leather briefcase by Barbour offers a timeless design that is guaranteed to last the distance. Featuring two spacious front pockets, both of which are protected by the large flap that also covers the main compartment, it’s padded top handle makes carrying and lifting a breeze.
With an adjustable shoulder strap that can be tailored to your needs, its full cotton lining and tartan print make for a sophisticated day bag that is as perfect for a day at the races as it is a day at the office.
Gone are the days when accessorising was left to the women, and now, a carefully chosen carry bag could make all the difference when carefully crafting your image. Commanding authority and showing you to be the smart and organised, hard-working man that you are, it’s the ultimate way to add personality and elegance to your daytime look.