The Murse Has Evolved to Small Sling Pouches. Here Are Some of the Best Ones.
The murse has long been a source of fascination for both fashion insiders and mainstream media. There's something about a man carrying a slightly feminine bag that knocks people's socks off. Lately, however, it seems the joke has died down. Thanks, in part, to celebrities who have made it their mission to make men's bags more of a statement. Some that spring into mind are A$AP Rocky, Timothee Chalamet, and Nick Jonas.
Pulling it off is another topic altogether. A lot of men put on their most casual look, add statement accessories, and call it a day. (Please, for the love of God, don't settle for a V-neck shirt and shorts.) Really, the whole look should tie up perfectly. And the latest trend it seems
Louis Vuitton Mini Soft Trunk
When Virgil Abloh sent down Louis Vuitton's signature trunks in a small sling form, it made a case for small bags for men. Soon, other brands followed suit but it wasn't until Timothee Chalamet carried the mini soft trunk that insiders really picked up on the trend. This is the bag to have when it comes to small bags, and as part of Abloh's debut collection for Vuitton, it's sure to be a collector's item.
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Prada Brique Saffiano Leather Bag
If you're not particularly into loud pieces, this Prada bag might just do the job. A miniature version of the brand's classic suitcases, this camera-style bag has two compartments, a top handle, and a thicker strap for that extra masculine edge.
Jacquemus Le Minot
Jacquemus is known for his ridiculously tiny bags so it was a no-brainer that he'd come out with small bags for men when he released his debut menswear collection. The brand sells a couple but the classic style has to be Le Minot.
Coach Dylan 10 With Rexy by Yeti Out
Coach has definitely stepped it up in recent years. Case in point, the brand's collaboration with Yeti Out. Featuring the Rexy motif, this is an update on the typical sling bag. It's a lot cooler for sure, but it still retains it's most functional details.
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Burberry Triple Stud Monogram Leather Crossbody Bag
It's safe to say Riccardo Tisci was one of the pioneers of luxury streetwear during his tenure at Givenchy. Now at Burberry, Tisci is making small men's bags a necessity with this leather crossbody bag.
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Fendi Small Messenger
Monogram sling bags seem like a style mistake, but done right, they can take a
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Off-White Puffy Crossbody Bag
Even under Off-White, Virgil Abloh is making small bags essential. This one is a lot more sporty than the rest on the list, and will definitely pair well with all kinds of sneakers.
Balenciaga Explorer Pouch Strap
The explorer pouch is Balenciaga's inconspicuous take on the small bag trend. We wouldn't be surprised if this was inspired by the pouches we carried as kids to hold our game cards.
Price upon request, balenciaga.com
Gucci GG Supreme Small Messenger Bag
With a retro style that harks back to the '70s, this small messenger bag will top off your Gucci-laden looks perfectly. The simple pocket pouch features the Animalia motif as well as the Gucci logo on the front.
Price upon request, gucci.com
Dior Saddle Bag in Black Calfskin
Perhaps the finest example of a murse is Dior's
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