9 More Backpacks for the Cool But Practical Grown-Up
While the obvious choice for a grown-up bag is a brief or attaché case, a good backpack isn't entirely off the table. It's especially helpful if you need to haul a lot of stuff—papers, laptop, tablet, maybe even some gym clothes—and use a bag on your daily commute.
You just want to make sure it doesn't look like something you'd see on someone who still gets a report card. The trick is to steer towards pared-down versions, with clean lines and not too much bulk. Whether it's a vintage-style rucksack or a sleek modernist option, here are nine backpacks that even a grown-up guy can sling on without embarrassment.
HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO.'S CLASSIC BACKPACK
The classic shape, done in an easy black or a fun print all year round.
EVERLANE BEACH CANVAS BACKPACK
A minimal (and very affordable) option that will match any style. Bring this to the beach, to work, to a concert, anywhere.
SAINT LAURENT LEATHER TRIMMED CANVAS BACKPACK
Sleek lines and a navy colorway from the label that's pretty much synonymous with upscale modern minimalism.
MASTERPIECE LINK SERIES BACKPACK
This canvas bag from Masterpiece is perfect for anyone who loves a heritage Americana vibe.
WANT LES ESSENTIALS KASTRUP LEATHER TRIM CANVAS BACKPACK
If you're looking for something with a little more texture and in a cool color.
PRADA LEATHER TRIMMED ROBOT PRINT NYLON BACKPACK
For the futuristic urban warrior (with a sense of humor).
TOM FORD BUCKLEY PEBBLE GRAIN LEATHER BACKPACK
Luxe leather works just as well for backpacks as it does for brief and attaché cases.
GIVENCHY OBSEDIA LEATHER TRIMMED NYLON BACKPACK
When it's from Givenchy, you can be sure every single detail has been carefully considered.
COACH CAMPUS BACKPACK
What could be more grown-up (not to mention stylish and elegant) than a black, top-stitched Coach bag?
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