Many Fashionistas and Fashionistos agree that the only good thing about going back to school is the back-to-school shopping. You shop for new supplies for your upcoming courses and new clothes to sport the latest trends on campus. One key item in back to school shopping is a bag. At University, your bag is the compartment that literally contains your entire life: your laptop, school notes, phone, wallet etc… That is why bags are oh-so important for a CollegeFashionista or Fashionisto, alike.
This Fashionisto sports a classic McGill man-bag. A vintage leather messenger bag big enough to hold his laptop and any necessary books for class, but, not too bulky that it takes away from the rest of his look. I love the way this Fashionisto matched his brown bag with his brown shoes and kept the rest of the outfit in fairly simple tones.
It is understandable that not all men have as good of an eye for fashion as this Fashionisto, which is why I will provide you with a few tips and tricks. If you are a guy who loves a classic backpack that can hold everything from your school supplies to a case of beer for going out with friends, check out Herschel’s various classic backpacks like The Settlement. This bag is classic and plain, meaning it can go with almost anything without the added bulk that many backpacks have. For the sportier Fashionisto, you may want to opt for a duffel bag that will not only carry your school books, but will also leave room for your gym clothes. American Apparel has a wide selection of duffle bags in various colours and fabrics to suit your needs. Another great choice for a man bag is an over the shoulder satchel. These bags range in sizes, fabrics and prices, giving you many options. Roots carries a wide array of satchel, messenger and laptop bags like this one, which would work great in all seasons of the school year.
Hint: Take your time choosing your bag! Make sure it is comfortable to wear and supports all that you need to carry. Also, make sure that it is something that you’d be able to carry with all outfits in all seasons so that you can hold on to it for a while.