One item many men have shied away from over the years, is the man bag. Traditionally considered a feminine accessory, attitudes towards men’s bags have come a long way in recent years; and rightly so. There are times when stuffing everything into your pockets simply isn’t practical!

A briefcase, or briefcase-inspired style, is the ideal choice for donning with formalwear to work. It’s also the perfect accessory to smarten up a casual look.

A duffle/gym bag is perfect for pursuits around town, or more obviously to carry your gym kit in.

A large messenger bag is ideal for work or the weekend; update the classic design by opting for a strapless version.

Rucksacks have made a huge comeback in recent seasons; the military-inspired styles are perfect for 2013. Although traditionally worn strictly with casualwear, the right rucksack can look great with smarter pieces.