Male bags can be a minefield, how do you know which is going to be the right one for you, and it seems the tote bag, probably the most hardwearing, is the you should embrace, the male tote bag.
As with other aspects of men’s style, practicality, functionality and masculinity are contributing factors to selecting the perfect bag, so here are the reasons you should be embracing the tote.
4 reasons males should embrace tote bags
It’s great because it can carry a huge amount of supplies – laptop, camera, magazines, notepads, spare shoes, spare shirt, accessories – and all in what is essential a giant portable pocket.
Tote bags are characterised by their top handles, which can often scare men off. But carrying an open-top tote doesn’t have to be girly, and you don’t even have to carry it over your shoulder.
Plus, they come in a number of different styles, canvas, suede, leather, there’s a plethora of styles and materials to choose from, letting you decide whether you want it for the office or the weekend.
No matter how much you manage to pack into your tote it’s handles never seem to give up on you. Not surprising when tote bags were originally desgined as manly as could be. LL Bean designed the modern tote’s first ancestor in 1944 with the Bean’s Ice Carrier, a hefty bag made of reinforced cotton for carrying giant blocks of ice from “car to ice chest”.
Show your personality
ASOS have a selection of printed canvas totes that are perfect to give a hint to the man behind the bag.
Classic, casual and designed for day-to-day use, the tote bag serves endless purposes. Keep it clean in smarter leather designs, or pick print with canvas styles.