Paul Smith Leather and Felt Backpack

Today might be Tuesday, but because of the long weekend, we’re going to call it a spiritual Monday so that we don’t miss out on Man Bag Monday, our weekly look at all things dude-oriented in the world of luxury accessories. Because this is the first Monday of unofficial fall, it seems only right that we look at what might be the chicest backpack on the market right now – the Paul Smith Leather and Felt Backpack.

After this summer, I was pretty sure that if I never saw another neon accent again, it’s be too soon. The trend became so saturated, so quickly, and it has still barely let up. On menswear, though, a neon accent feels more like an athletic reference than dogged trend-following, and it’s the perfect detail to add on to an otherwise austere, modern backpack shape. This little knapsack is pricey, particularly for a bag intended for dudes, but I’d carry my imaginary notebooks in it any day of the week. Buy through Mr. Porter for $1575.