Alfred Dunhill Side Car Briefcase, $1370 via Mr. Porter.
Sometime, man bags don’t look a whole lot different than those made for us ladies – the colors are more neutral and the details are a tad more masculine, but with a line like Balenciaga or Gucci, most of the bags made for men could be most accurately described as unisex. As an alternative, I’ve chosen the delightfully masculine Alfred Dunhill Side Car Briefcase for this week’s Man Bag Monday. This design is a gentleman’s work bag, through and through.
Great menswear is all about great tailoring, and Dunhill clearly extrapolated that idea out to this briefcase. Everything from the overall structure to the tonal seams to the closure hardware is sharp-lined and pristine, but the overall feel retains a bit of traditional briefcase charm, which is crucial. I like modernity as much as anyone, but I like my suit-wearing men to still look classic, particularly for an office look. This bag would provide a perfect functional accompaniment with enough style to make all of your (or your husband’s) coworkers green with envy. Buy through Mr. Porter for $1370.
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