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The 10 Best Men's bags

Once, most British chaps wouldn't be seen dead carrying a tote or a sleek satchel. How things have changed...

1. Marc by marc jacobs

£85, Selfridges.com

This cobalt-blue rucksack is waterproof and lightweight, has a handy inside pocket and folds easily to pack away.

2. Ally Capellino

£218, Allycapellino.co.uk

Meet Jeremy, the satchel that launched 1,000 man bags. Ally Capellino's retro-utilitarian design has become a classic, made from waxed cotton and leather.

3. Topman Design

£90, Topman.com

A chintzy print on a modern and sleek rucksack shouldn't work, but it does. Outer pockets make for easy reaching and the jaunty yellow is offset by chunky details.

4. River Island

£25, River-island.com

Orange looks to be a big trend for summer, but this classic burnt sienna shade isn't too faddy. The rigid canvas is durable and the price is nice, too.

5. Cheap Monday

£70, Urbanoutfitters.com

Cheap Monday specialises in funky-but-functional grunge glamour and you'll get plenty in this canvas duffle bag, whether for work or for the weekend.

6. COS

£79, Cosstores.com

This canvas tote is beautifully minimal, stylishly modern and elegantly practical. A chic alternative for those who feel too grown up for a satchel or backpack.

7. Mulberry

£715, Mulberry.com

Men's bags from Mulberry lack none of the style, intelligence and practicality for which the women's ones are known. The Henry comes with plenty of space and storage.


£35, Asos.com

Some men are simply not comfortable carrying a bag. But for those days when pockets aren't enough, this "suedette" backpack is anything but prissy.

9. Fjallraven Kanken

£49, Not-addicted.co.uk

Gesundheit. This Swedish cult classic is one of the most practical rucksacks available and great value for money. You can't go wrong with a Kanken.

10. APC

£155, Mrporter.com

This striped seersucker holdall from the French label APC is roomy enough for a week butcompact enough for a long weekend away.