With autumn officially upon us, it’s time for women to switch out summer bags for darker and sleeker fall counterparts. Men: you should do the same… with a little bit of help. We select five must-have men’s bags that will complete the polished fall look you should be going for.
Paul Stuart’s messenger bag is as classic as it comes. Made with hazelnut brown Italian Florentine leather and lined with canvas, it’s durable and versatile, with plenty of room for your laptop, cell phone, and any other accessory. $767.
Tumi’s Astor briefcase offers a traditional silhouette, with updated styling that lends it a more modern feel. Featuring a top handle as well as a shoulder strap, a lock flap closure, interior and exterior pockets, it’s perfect for the office and travel. $795.
If you’re looking for something more eclectic than the traditional black briefcase, try Dior’s elegant and efficient document holder. Our favorite aspect? The color, of course. Call for pricing. Dior at The Collection at Chevy Chase, 5471 Wisconsin Ave., 301-986-8715
A bit more casual, but equally stylish, the Waxwear Davis Brief is perfect year-round. Boasting a chocolate color waxed cotton exterior with dark brown leather trim, it’s spacious enough for a 15-inch laptop, with interior and exterior pockets, a zip closure, and a shoulder strap for those always on-the-go. $378. Jack Spade Georgetown, 1250 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-1905
Protect all the documents and accessories you need to carry without weighing yourself down with a durable, lightweight carbon fiber briefcase. This one, by Ralph Lauren, offers protection and impeccable style, pairing the flossed carbon fiber with Italian-made leather for a combination that looks just as fabulous as it functions. $2,500. By special order at Ralph Lauren Georgetown, 1245 Wisconsin Ave NW. 202-965-0905