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Best Men’s Work Bags (Our Top 3) | Buffalo Jackson

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BY Cameron Avery

1. Briefcases

If you work in a more traditional or formal office environment, a classic option for today’s professional is a tried-and-true leather briefcase. The best men’s leather briefcases offer all the classic features of your grandad’s briefcase (namely, craftsmanship and straightforward utility) with important updates for today’s demands. Read on for our favorite men’s briefcases for work, or shop all briefcases now.

Leather Briefcase Bag

With interior sections for a laptop, meeting briefs, and more, a modern men’s leather briefcase offers room to carry your laptop and work materials in style. A carry handle and an adjustable shoulder strap give you the option of carrying your briefcase in your hand (traditional briefcase-style) or over your shoulder for hands-free convenience. 

Leather Attaché Briefcase

For a slimmer profile and even more formal look, consider a leather attaché briefcase (also called a laptop briefcase). Double carry handles and a removable shoulder strap offer the same carrying options as a regular briefcase bag, but an attaché has just enough space for your laptop and meeting essentials. This leather attaché and leather laptop briefcase both pack a huge punch of functionality in a slim and tidy profile. 

2. Messenger Bags

Depending on the quality, material, and finishes, messenger bags can come across as buttoned-up and professional or loose and casual. Consider your work environment, typical meeting locale, and your personal style (yes, that still matters). Read on for our favorite messenger bags for work, or shop all messenger bags now.

Leather Messenger Bag

The best leather messenger bags for work look professional and put-together, while maintaining the trademark features of a crossbody strap and flap cover.  If you prefer a clean and classic look, you’ll appreciate a leather messenger with a simple flap and closure like this leather laptop messenger bag. If you prefer a more rugged style that still maintains a professional look, consider a bag with additional hardware details like on this leather messenger bag

Waxed Canvas Messenger Bag

Maybe you like a more rugged look and your job allows for a more casual work bag. Or maybe you’d just like an alternative to leather. This waxed canvas messenger bag has all the functionality of a leather messenger bag, but in a durable waxed canvas fabric. 

Satchel Messenger Bag

If you want the style and function of a leather messenger bag, but don’t need as much carrying capacity, try a sized-down version called a satchel messenger bag. This satchel-sized leather messenger bag has an adjustable canvas shoulder strap and 15” laptop sleeve. Even in a smaller-scale messenger bag, be sure the bag has adequate compartments to keep your materials organized. 

3. Backpacks

Yes, our list of best work bags includes backpacks. These are not your middle schooler’s backpacks. Read on for our favorite backpacks for work or shop all backpacks now.

Leather Backpack

While a backpack may land at the most casual end of our work bag spectrum, the right leather backpack takes the carrying convenience of a classic backpack and packages it in the professional look of a leather messenger bag or briefcase bag. With plenty of room to securely carry your laptop and all your meeting materials, a quality leather backpack for work maintains a slim profile and a professional air. 

Waxed Canvas Commuter Backpack

If your profession allows for an even more casual choice of work bags, a waxed canvas commuter backpack should definitely be on your list. Bring your love for the great outdoors into the workplace with a well-made and highly functional commuter backpack. The interior compartments offer the space you need, and the padded shoulder straps mean you can carry this work bag straight from the office to the trail. 

No matter your profession, the best men’s work bags are the ones that hold what you need and are made to last. Whether formal or casual, choose a work bag you’ll be proud to carry.


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