Prince of American neo-workwear Evan Kinori has been on enough sourcing trips to Japan to know what the perfect bag for cross-Pacific travel looks like: this oversized rucksack ($625), made with his signature heavy-duty corduroy in collaboration with Osaka-based bag maker Amiacalva.
If you care about reducing your closet’s environmental footprint (and you should), this Patagonia technical backpack ($79) meets you on two levels: The fabric, lining, and webbing are recycled, and it’s constructed to last as long as you hike or commute with it.
In Alessandro Michele’s magical kingdom of fashion, men wear elegant flared trousers, rock fistfuls of baroque jewelry, and now carry Disney x Gucci Mickey Mouse– monogrammed crossbody bum bags ($990).
When you take over a fashion house, as Lanvin creative director Bruno Sialelli did last year, your first major test is to design a winning bag. Sialelli’s got a certified It bag in this asymmetrical bucket ($2,190), inspired by a fishing hook.
Unless your name is Drake or Gunna, you may have a hard time buying a Birkin, which has a notoriously long waiting list. Luckily the rereleased Hermès Herbag ($4,225), basically the Birkin’s rugged cousin, is available right now.
A version of this story originally appears in the August 2020 issue with the title “Secure the Bag”.