Remember that one episode of Friends where Joey carries a “man purse” only to be ridiculed by the other five for his fashion choice? While the world might not have been ready for man bags back then, it certainly is now. In fact, the paradigm shift in men’s fashion has boosted bags for men from mere utility items to indispensable style statements.
The now-evolved definition of masculinity challenges traditional norms, carving the path for a more inclusive and expressive approach to personal style. The changed definition of what is considered “masculine” now includes bags for men. The modern man is no longer confined to uncompromising stereotypes, and fashion is increasingly becoming a powerful tool for self-expression. The rise of men confidently sporting everything from crossbody bags and full-blown totes to Hermés ‘Kellys’ is emblematic of this cultural shift. It symbolizes a departure from outdated notions of masculinity.”
Leading the pack of bag-loving men are A$AP Rocky and Euphoria fame Jacob Elordi, both of whom own an enviable collection of Bottega Veneta bags. While Rocky’s style prowess has landed him the covetable role of Bottega Veneta’s muse, Elordi has cemented himself as the “It” boy to look out for. In his 2023 Venice Film Festival appearance, the star wore a yellow Louis Vuitton duffel from Pharell’s debut collection, followed by a Chanel flap bag.
Curious to see how the cool boys are wearing their “It” bags? Scroll down to discover the hottest bags for men and all the different ways to style them.