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It’s in the Bag(pack)

Bored of carrying around your essentials in your pocket –after all how much can your pocket handle? We’ve got the perfect alternative for you…backpacks! But before you start worrying about the mere fact of holding a bag, let us first let you in on a little secret; you don’t need to carry a backpack with your hands per se, it’s a hands-free accessory that can perfectly ease your lazy days.

We know what you’re thinking, will it make you look like you’re going to school all over again? No, it won’t. At least not if you wear it correctly. A backpack is so versatile that it can also double as a travel bag or as a laptop case (for those of you who are worried about carrying a heavy laptop all day long). So yeah basically, we all need a functional bag to get us through the hardship of work days, going to the gym or even random outings. The trick here is to find the backpack that best represents your identity, from leather ones to canvas styles and so much more! That said, we’ve taken the liberty to round up a few must-have backpacks below. Scroll away!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Loewe

 

 

Corneliani

 

 

Fendi
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Givenchy
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Michael Kors

 

 

Saint Laurent
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Prada
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Raf Simons
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Montblanc
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Level Up Your Game with These Tees

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Did someone say tees? Yes, these little beauties are just the timeless addition that all men must have in their wardrobes. Because what’s an outfit without a good-old tee?

There are many styles of tees that men usually choose from; some might go for the crew neck style – the most common one of all with its circular and round neckline – while some might choose V-neck tees for a more appealing outlook (we’re not complaining). Another option is the “Henley” or Y-neck tee, which is a hybrid of the two other styles mentioned above. At the end of the day, whichever style you choose, it will probably reflect your personality, so choose it wisely. And that’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to choose 8 unique tees that will flatter your look in all the right ways.

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10 Casual Messenger Bags

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It’s a tale as old as time. Man goes to work. Man needs a bag to carry belongings. Enter messenger bags.

But what’s really a messenger bag? It’s a timeless classic that accompanies you ever so-smartly to work or to wherever the wind might take you. Because here’s the thing, while it’s so socially unacceptable for men to carry a purse, the male species still needs a little something they can carry around with virility. Of course, backpacks were and still are a very popular choice, but there’s something about messenger bags that screams class and elegance all at once.

The trick about finding a good-old messenger bag is to make sure it’s finely crafted with solid lines and that its design enables you to multitask with ease and sharpness.

And hey, the great thing about messenger bags is that they don’t demand a lot of effort and certainly not a styling expertise up your sleeves. From leather-crafted ones to softer fabrics, we’ve rounded up the most trending messenger bags as we speak.

 

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In the SHADE

Looking for a little something to show you’ve got swag even when the scorching sun is melting your deepest thoughts? We’ve got just the thing for you: sunnies.

It’s not just a matter of protecting your eyes, it’s also a matter of conveying the right message: it may be hot out there, but my fashion sense will always prevail. From modern styles to old-school sunnnies, it all depends on your taste and consequently, on the face of your shape. Luckily, there are a plethora of styles to choose from; from aviators to D-frames, round-shapes and so much more! Because yes, at the end of the day, your outfit depends on how dapper your sunglasses are.

So guys, if you’re at a loss for what to do next, then follow these few simple steps. Look at yourself in the mirror and check what your face shape is. Once you have that sorted out, you’ll easily know which ones would suit you best. Finally, sift through our selection to find out which pair of sunglasses will accompany you through the heat wave.

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Unique Gifts for Father’s Day

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He used to pick you up and swirl you around, he used to wipe away your tears and he taught you how to ride a bike for the very first time. Yes, not all heroes wear capes and your father is living proof!

So for all the years he spent spoiling you and making sure you got through the difficult years of life, don’t you think it’s time to return the favor? That said, on this very special occasion, we thought it best to pamper all the great fathers out there, from first-time daddies to older ones! The great thing about this is that there are so many options out there to show your father or the male figure in your life that you love him, we can’t seem to settle on one single gift! But fear not, we’ve scoured the best father’s day gifts ranging from summer-ish swimsuits, to dapper ties, cool shades, trendy shoes and unique bags.

This time around, the daddies of the world won’t even know what hit them!

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Gone Brogue

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Just like women, men are constantly on the hunt for that little something that lends their look timeless sophistication. For some, it could be a good-old suit, for others it could be a dapper tie. But for most, shoes are the number one contenders in this equation. So much so that studies have recently shown that people base their first impressions on the shoes of said person.

That said, what would you like your shoes to say about you? But before we go into that, allow us to give you a brief history lesson about brogues. Originating in Scotland and Ireland, these fabulously designed shoes featured intricate perforations, in order to allow water to drain through the footwear. True story.

Fast forward to today, brogues symbolize dapperness, style, elegance and most importantly, excitement in one’s outfit. But perhaps the most important part of said brogues is their versatility, as they come in the form of derbies and oxfords, allowing the wearer to do as he utterly pleases. So if you’re looking for something that can take you through a casual event and then through a formal one in style and smartness, we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured 12 must-have brogues you should be eying as we speak.

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Squared and Sharp

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Reverso Tribute Moon watch
 
Cartier, Santos de Cartier watch
 
de Grisogono, New Retro watch
 
Patek Philippe, Golden Ellipse Selfwinding watch
 
Boucheron, Reflet Large watch
 
Parmigiani Fleurier, Kalpagraphe Chronomètre Titanium watch
 
Bvlgari, Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted watch
 
Hermès, Carré H watch
 
Cartier, Cartier Privé Tonneau watch
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Squared watches might be one of the rarest styles in the world of watchmaking, but this doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. And by squared, we don’t only mean the timepieces that feature a dial of a square shape, but also every watch with cases that take a shape with angles. Whether we’re talking about a square, rectangular or tonneau-shaped dial, the production of such a watch requires a high level of watchmaking skills – which makes the creation of such a piece a challenge in its own right.

This somehow explains the rarity of this style – which personally, I find quite charming when adorning the wrist of a man. That probably explains the reason that makes the adjective “sharp” quite suitable in the description of a masculine style, don’t you agree?

With this in mind, some watchmaking houses have decided to take the challenge and provide the world with some impressive squared creations. From Cartier to de Grisogono, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe and Parmigiani Fleurier – to name a few, the list is not short to say the least. If you’re ready to add this must-have style to your watch collection and take your style as a fashionable man to a new level, take a look at our list!

If not, you can always check out our edit of the best men’s timepieces from this year’s edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

 

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