I’ve always been attracted to the idea of a briefcase. Perhaps its because they’re the most prototypical of the masculine bags, or perhaps they’re intriguing to me because they’re the type of accessory I’m least likely to ever carry myself. Either way, the sleek, businesslike simplicity of a briefcase never ceases to pique my interest; more so than any other type of men’s bag, a man carrying a beautiful brief looks mature and successful in the most attractive of ways.
Not everyone is going to have the right lifestyle or profession to make a high-end (or even mid-range) briefcase a logical purchase, but for those who do, we’ve rounded up our favorites. With options ranging from $250 to over $3,000, no matter whether you’re just starting out in the mail room or already comfortable in your corner office, we’ve found exactly what you should have carried to work this morning.
Salvatore Ferragamo Los Angeles Briefcase, $1050 via Barneys
Swaine Adeney Brigg Westminster II Bridle Leather Briefcase, $1230 via Mr. Porter
Gucci Striped Leather Briefcase, $3700 via Mr. Porter
Mulberry Elkington Leather Briefcase, $975 via Mr. Porter
Kenneth Cole Flapover Leather Porfolio Bag, $250 via Nordstrom
Jack Spade Dark Briefcase, $375 via Bloomingdales
Yves Saint Laurent Calf Leather Briefcase, $1312 via Matches Fashion
Valextra Premier Cross-Grain Leather Briefcase, $3505 via Mr. Porter
Tumi Cambridge Briefcase, $495 via Nordstrom