Rock To Work – MEN!! Say Goodbye To Overstuffed Wallets. Say Hello To The Man-Bag
Gone are the days of carrying overstuffed wallets and having a huge bulge at the back of your trouser or pants because you have nowhere else to put all your possessions. Don’t get stuffy, Get a man bag.
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Rock To Work brings you the MAN BAG which is a fashion statement that is easy to use, elegant to pair, and stylish to wear. All you have to do is put everything you need to carry in it. From your laptop, wallets, car or home keys, documents and even extra pair of clothes. Plus there’s a whole variety to choose from. Who says men can’t be as fashionable as women?
Please note, for clarification purpose. we will state the difference in the man bag, a tote bag, a back pack or school bag , the clutch bag, the satchel, the portfolio, the 21st century briefcase and the travel or luxury bag.
Although in this article focus is primarily on the MAN BAG.
Tote bags are basically open bags. They can be small, large or even medium sized with a handle or a strap attached to the top middle center of each side. Usually, tote bags just have one huge compartment and nothing else. However, some elite and fashionable versions may have more than one compartment with embellishments on it. Tote bags are today even made of leather or parts of it are of all leather to make them look chic.
Clutch bags are designed to be carried by hand, some have a detachable chain or leather strap so they can also be worn hanging from the shoulder. And are usually rectangular and small.
Back Pack/School Bag
A backpack with a suit should be simple and lightweight. It should also compliment your outfit and not take away from it. Plus, always pair leather bag packs when rocking a suit. It must ALWAYS match your shoes when pairing it with a top to bottom suit. If you are pairing a back pack with any other outfit, freely wear whatever suits you.
The Folio aka 21st Century Briefcase
The folio case has a top handle and a useful detachable shoulder strap is often a feature. The folio in a black or brown leather is the best choice for those men nervous of venturing into bag territory as it is just like having a less formal briefcase. It goes with every work based outfit, gets better with age and rarely looks out of place carried by a man.
The Port Folio male bag is similar to its sister, the twenty first century briefcase with the only difference of no handle. Port folios are also different from clutch bags because they are leather bound. ie, if it’s leather, its a port folio, if its any other material, it’s a clutch bag. Plus port folios are always worn with suits while the clutch bag can be worn with any outfit.
The satchel is one male bag with the most patterns designs, type and color. It’s officially the most common male bag. iPad and laptop bags are also called also called satchels.
Travel bags are usually bigger than the man bag but smaller than the man luxury bag. It’s used to for quick packing of necessities when a man needs to travel or embark on a journey for a short period of time.
Luxury bags are bigger than the travel bag while smaller than the usual travel box. It’s used to pack a higher number of clothes more than the travel bag could contain while not too excessive as to need a big suitcase.
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It’s a way to carry a little something extra that wouldn’t fit into the pockets of a pair of khakis without creating unsightly bulges.
THREE TIPS ON HOW TO ROCK THE ”MAN BAG” TO WORK:
- Always use leather man bag or man bag with leather designs or details when rocking a suit. DO NOT use any other bag material to wear a suit. Unless you are rocking just the suit jacket or just the pants, then you’re free to pair as you please.
- Man Bag color must match with shoes, tie or belt and compliment the general attire.
- Man Bag works best for corporate clothes so opt for other man bag styles when dressing up in other fashion piece.