With a new week starting, that means a new Man Bag Monday feature on PurseBlog. If you keep up with our site, you know how much we love the craftsmanship that Bottega Veneta offers its customers and you also know that every Monday we will be sure to highlight some of our favorite man bags. Combine the two and it is only fitting that we bring you a Bottega men’s bag today.

I have always loved the men’s selection from BV, so much so that I would carry many of the items. The thing is, they are masculine but not overly so. Let’s just get it out in the open and admit it now – many have a negative connotation when it comes to men carrying bags. However, Bottega Veneta designs an array of items for men that I think many men would not be opposed to carrying.

Right now I am loving the colorful Bottega Veneta Lagoon Empire Nero Vintage Calf Flag Tote. There is an open tote version and a zip top version. I personally prefer the zip top version. When we see men carrying work bags or everyday bags, many times the colors tend to stick to black and brown but I adore the option of the green and blue leather. Neither is annoyingly colorful but both are strong and bold.

The overall appearance of the bag has a vintage touch by the top layer color that is added. After that coat is added, it is wiped of, which accentuates the pebble grain texture. For spring 2011, either of these two versions of the bag are truly great options for a man that isn’t afraid of some color. Buy the open top tote for $2,280 and the zip-top tote for $2,850 via Bottega Veneta online.

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  • HandbagReport

    Megs, I would totally carry both of these bags. They’re beautiful yet still masculine.

  • Handbag Lover

    Soooo Pretty and the colors are rich! Love them.

  • Ella

    Lovely bags, add them to a virtual closet via http://www.fashion-ade.com/ and see how many more outfit options you have.

  • Alana

    I bet all the guys are loving this feature, I am too!!

  • louch

    These bags are way too feminine IMO – I am all for men carrying bags but these are just too much like womens’ bags (and gorgeous at that!)

  • annabelle

    the one in the front is nice!!!

  • Jacqueline Suzanne

    Too feminine for my man!!

  • BooIn

    Gorgeous and yummylicious! Hawt, hawt, hawt!

  • Melanie

    These bags are perfect for a Monday pick-me-up (pun intended)! Too girly for my guy, but I would definitely use this as functional tote.

    http://styleanderrorblog.blogspot.com/

  • mochababe73

    My husband wouldn’t wear this. He would probably think it was mine.
    And, I would totally wear this.

  • Erik

    I love the shade of green… it’s so beautiful! i would totally wear them!

  • chloehandbags

    Gorgeous colours! :D

    I love the hint of black, too, as it adds definition, sort of gels the green and the blue together and means that the bags would look especially great worn with black clothing.

  • Barb

    Love these! Would so carry one if I had the bucks!! Doesn’t matter if they are for male or female..Gorgeous is Just gorgeous!

  • edoardo

    I love these colors, Maier did a great work in making menswear bags….really trendy and chic!

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • GeezLouise

    I would have to agree with most of the posters here, they are far too feminine to be man bags. If they had a strap to be a shoulder bag, I’d wear them.

  • travelgirl

    My husband said no way…and he does have a black leather bag he carries back and forth to work. Too feminine.

  • Karin bag4bag

    Forget the man ! I want these bags for myself ! Great colors and I like the black trim detail and the one with the green stripe is gorgeous.

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