Maybe a bold headline but one that takes inspiration from a great performer playing in the background as I type – James Brown. Now he was a man who wasn’t afraid of styling and in my defence, men tend to need a bit of help with their bag styling. If you have a man in your life who needs a new bag, here are the styles and choices that are in demand.
Looking to carry a crafted bag with a clear conscience? Here in the UK we’ve already had 3 years of getting used to bringing our own bag to the supermarket to cut down on plastic – Blue Planet II’s impact is reaching far and wide. And now you might be thinking what else can I do.
When the BBC asks ‘Why is the man bag on the rise?’ it’s my job to highlight the new season’s bag trends for the men who like an accessory to transport their belongings. Autumn/winter 2018’s executive summary of bag trends for men is fairly simple, cross body bags and bags worn over one shoulder; yep just the same as a women’s shoulder bag. But how many men do you know who’ll be rushing to adopt either of these two styles?
It’s only fair the men get a look in when it comes to matching the accessories to the new season’s trends. Whilst the stores are still dragging out their winter sales, Spring is definitely vying for shelf space. For those guys looking to stay trend smart or for those who have a man whose accessories need a refresh (lucky them), here’s your guide to what to keep in hand!
Need a present for a man you know? Should anyone buy a man bag? AA Gill once wrote ‘The problem with a man bag is that it’s called a man bag. “Man bag” is obviously unconscionable’. So let’s drop the namesake and think practically and consider when a bag is required.