Your clothes fit. Your shoes shine. So why ruin your game with some ratty, old book bag?
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Meet the handsomest mobile office on the planet. This imported leather briefcase from Calvin Klein comes equipped with a padded laptop case, multiple zip pockets (including cool business card slots), and a removable attaché. Its design is understated but punchy: In typical Calvin fashion, contrasting smooth and pebbly leather make for a sharp two-tone detail—the briefcase equivalent of a racing stripe.
Leave it to the folks at Detroit design mecca Shinola to take something as ordinary as the humble messenger bag and make it seem remarkably fresh and original. Sure, this dark brown hold-all of high-end tanned cowhide has all the requisite bells and whistles and pockets and compartments, but it’s the eye-catching shape that truly sets it apart. It’s square and stiff—the ultimate upgrade from those saggy rectangles you see slung over shoulders everywhere.
There’s a major problem with most luxury duffels out there: They’re so heavy you’d think they’re lined with bricks. Not so with this roomy (17" x 9") Coach bag, made from a light yet durable leather. With its classic, streamlined design, it’s definitely a looker—but it’s highly functional, too. Inside the lining are several easy-to-reach compartments for storing travel documents, and a handy cell phone pocket.
Just because you’re ferrying stuff on your back doesn’t mean you need to look like you belong on the quad. This backpack from Tumi is as stylish—smooth, smart, fashioned in chocolate leather—as it is useful. Any contents, from work stuff to gym wear, will be well protected: On the inside you’ll find reinforced walls padded with strong, quilted fabrics and plenty of compartments for smaller wares. “Single-strap it” or “double-strap it,” it’s up to you.