Perfectly encapsulating the magic and mystery of the festive season and holiday...
In an age not too long ago, the tote bag was associated only with your mother’s market shopping bag or the bag of doom where your ex-schoolteacher used to carry math worksheets in. It was also a bag for women, because given its structured rectangular shape and long handles, the man who toted the tote was the peculiar stranger you didn’t want to be associated with.
Enter an era of fashion where anything goes – where people drape swans over their necks and orbits on their heads – what is the tote bag to men any longer? On the contrary, it is now the slick gentleman that wings the tote bag well. I’ll admit, it’s not the easiest bag to pull off because if you aren't confident enough, it could appear awkward, but it is the modern alternative to the classic briefcase with a stroke of laid-back masculinity.
We bring you four of our favourites.
The perforated leather tote features Bally’s iconic trainspotting stripe. Go stylish business executive or deliberate smart-casual with this one and remember that the bag is enough to make a statement on its own, so don’t overdo the outfit.
Carry it to: The Office, The First Date, The Casual Get-Together, The Secondary School Reunion, The Club
This is luxurious beauty at its best with this bucket-shaped tote made of thick, smooth toro. We throw in extra brownie points for the bag’s roomy interior and the label’s renowned intrecciato detail around the body.
Carry it to: The Office, The First Date, The Wedding, The High-Society Dinner
This canvas tote spells preppy college days and a fashion maestro on a lazy Saturday. Shrouded in the season’s hottest green hue with tinges of brown, the colours alone spell style success.
Carry it to: The Casual Get-Together, The Secondary School Reunion, The Friendly Coffee Date, The Barbecue Party, The Gym
Black never fails to exude one-for-all and all-for-one versatility. This classic tote is a day-to-night staple that will match any get-up or mood. Even the most mismatched will be elevated a few levels sporting this.
Carry it to: The Wedding, The First Date, The Office, The Secondary School Reunion, The Friendly Coffee Date
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