Not long ago, we mentioned that women’s backpacks seemed to have become a full-fledged handbag trend; you guys were not amused. For men, though, backpacks are a more traditional option well after college has ended. I don’t think men should wear them with suits because they tend to wrinkle well-pressed clothing, but other than that, they’re a perfectly reasonable alternative to other kinds of man bags. The Givenchy Airplane Print Leather Trim Backpack is particularly great, although it’s Givenchy, so I bet no one’s shocked.
This bag is a decidedly casual option, and for a mostly non-leather backpack, the four-digit price tag seems a bit steep. Perhaps that’s simply because I’m used to seeing men get relatively good deals on designer bags; Givenchy’s non-leather women’s offerings certainly don’t come much cheaper. Or maybe it’s because backpacks will always sound inherently youthful, and it seems silly to pay over a thousand dollars for something that’s based on a child’s school bag. I tell ya what, if Jansport came out with some backpacks that looked like this one, I’d be the first in line to have my pick. Buy through Mr. Porter for $1,135.