Gone are the days when a man wouldn't even dream of owning a bag. Today, the part accessory/part necessity deserves a prime place in every modern gent's wardrobe. The fact of the matter is trouser pockets just can't carry everything, and there are so many fantastic styles out there to choose from. Here's a round-up of some of the best, and when and where to use them.

The Holdall

A chic all-rounder, a holdall is an ideal choice for men on the go. Perfect for carrying everything from your lunch to your wash bag, the more zipped pockets and sections the better. Rye in black is a perfectly practical holdall that will go with anything. An investment well-worth making.

The Oversized Briefcase

Not every city slicker wants to fade to grey during his morning commute. An oversized briefcase will not only fit more than a regular one, but look far more stylish. Fletcher in deer is a large square briefcase that will not only keep your essential documents safe, but will be the envy of all your colleagues.

The Small Briefcase

Sometimes, all you need is a classic design to exude effortless style and sophistication. A small briefcase-style bag is perfect for this, as it as classy as it is versatile. Gilbert in black will look great against a sleek, tailored suit in charcoal or grey. An absolute must-own.

The Fold Over

A canvas bag with a fold-over design is ideal for sliding your laptop or tablet in. Usually featuring a longline shoulder strap with an adjustable buckle, this style of bag is perfect for weekends away. Carrick in mid-brown is a timeless design that is as well-suited to the office as it is to a Sunday afternoon stroll. No man should be without one.

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