Posted on July 12th, 2018

Its travel time and designers from both high street to the high-end retail stores are all continually developing their understanding of what the guys may want from a bag and are carefully repackaging this knowledge into updated designs for the Autumn / winter season. So if you’re still hauling around a battered old bag that’s seen better days, then it’s time to overhaul your look with the latest man bag trends. In recent years, the luxury backpack has cemented itself as a stylish yet utilitarian method for carting everyday kit to the gym, airport and even work.


Sleek versions (think black leather) continue to offer the perfect balance between practical and sophisticated, but for Montgomery Duffle the style is taking on a more rugged, tactile vibe in earthy colours and materials such as suede and canvas. Hand made in England using the very best Scotchgarin fabric- this is a coated canvas that you will see on many high-end designer bags. Buying direct from the Montgomery Duffle means you not only get a quality product but also a really great price at £175.00.

  • Handmade in the UK
  • Bridle leather contrast handles and removable shoulder strap
  • Montgomery Original design
  • Free UK Delivery.

Great price £175.00

Berluti‘s elegant wares are designed for a man who’s in love with style but wants to be modern”, reports designer stockist Mr Porter. Perhaps most illustrative of this is the ‘Time Off’ backpack. It’s crafted from a combination of smooth and polished leather, trimmed with suede on the sides and has a padded mesh back for comfort and protection. The interior is capacious enough for a change of clothes or your gym kit, andequipped with sleeves and a zipped pocket that will stow essentials securely.


But with a£1920 ticket price, you’ve really got to love it.

Or how about a wonderful duffle bag Inspired by African safari gear from the ’70s, Montblanc‘s vegetable-tanned leather duffle is lined in durable red cotton-canvas that references the wardrobe of the Maasai tribe.


It features internal pockets for your phone and wallet and has a detachable pouch that can be used alone as a belt bag, which comes in handy when an adventurous mood strikes.


Available from UK stockist £1,285 guide price

If the leather rucksack is more you, then go for quality so it ages better and turns into a real investment piece. For a more fashion-forward purchase, how about opting for yellow or green, as to nod to the upcoming trend of citrus shades in 2018.


Need a more casual approach? Then consider getting strappy with a cool Bleu de Chauffe. Reinterpreting 20th century industrial design with a cool urban eye. The perfect example, this backpack has been expertly crafted in France by a single artisan from durable navy canvas and is trimmed with brown vegetable-tanned leather treated with natural agents. You can wear it the traditional way or carry it as a tote bag, thanks to its grab handles.


Available from UK stockist  £310.00 guide price

Whatever you choose be sure to travel in style and grab yourself an original Montgomery Duffle Coat in the Summer / Autumn sale.