Work Bags Fit
for a Boss

Best work bags for men

Work Bags Fit for a Boss

The best briefcases, backpacks and totes for busy guys

Modern men have a lot to carry to work these days. Most of us have a laptop along with a tablet in tow. Maybe you pack your lunch if you're the health-conscious type. Perhaps you've got a book you're reading. Throw in the other random items we can't seem to be without and it's clear that we're all in need of a quality work bag.

Nothing ruins your morning commute quite like a bag that's not up for the job. Who wants a bag that can't hold all the stuff you need? Or an unorganized carry-all that makes it hard to find your mints or earbuds when you need them most?

And being that we're men of style, the thing should look good too. Why put effort into your daily outfit if your bag is going to bring down your personal style? So with that in mind, the Valet. team searched far and wide for our favorite bags. The ones we'd like to bring to the office each day. The real question is do you want your hands free with a sleek backpack or prefer a more classic tote or briefcase style?




Totes have definitely taken off in the last few years. Upgrade from your flimsy yet cultured New Yorker or NPR tote to one of these more structured and organized options. Some also come with a shoulder strap for when you've got a lot to haul.

Want Les Essentiels Leather-Trimmed Canvas Tote

Leather-trimmed Canvas tote,
$250 by Want Les Essentiels

Billykirk Standard Issue 540 Tote

Standard Issue 540 tote,
$145 by Billykirk

Frank Clegg Shrunken Grain Leather Tote

Shrunken grain leather tote,
$925 by Frank Clegg

Mismo Shuttle Tote

Shuttle tote,
$400 by Mismo

Porter-Yoshisa & Co. Flex 2-Way Tote

Flex 2-way tote,
$222 by Porter-Yoshisa & Co.



Think briefcases are just for serious or important businessmen? And what makes you think you're not serious or important? These aren't the latched suitcase style briefcases of your grandfather's generation. They're softer and more suited to the styles of a man in 2020.

Shinola Bedrock Brief

Bedrock brief,
$895 by Shinola

Coach Metropolitan Soft Briefcase

Metropolitan soft briefcase,
$450 by Coach

Troubadour Pathfinder Slim Briefcase

Pathfinder slim briefcase,
$445 by Troubadour

Banana Republic Water-Resistant Brief

Water-resistant brief,
$129 / $103 by Banana Republic

Filson 24-Hour Coated Canvas

24-Hour coated canvas,
$395 by Filson



If you've got a lot to carry, then there's no easier way to haul it all than in a backpack. Thankfully, there are some seriously stylish options out there with plenty of built-in organization and optimization to make your daily shlep anything but burdensome.

Nisolo Cordoba Leather Backpack

Cordoba leather backpack,
$268 by Nisolo

Oliver Spencer Leather and Canvas Backpack

Leather and canvas backpack,
$730 by Oliver Spencer

Rains Field Bag

Field bag,
$110 by Rains

Victorinox Deluxe Flapover Bag

Deluxe flapover bag,
$119 by Victorinox

Brooks England Piccadilly Leather Backpack

Piccadilly leather backpack,
$370 by Brooks England


Keep a mindful eye on your carryall's contents. Once a week, take everything out of your bag and flip it upside down to shake out any dust, dirt and inexplicable debris that has accumulated.

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