Guest Blogger: Rhys & Alana – Man Bags

Hi! We’re Rhys & Alana, husband and wife, photographer and fashion blogger.  As this is a MANic Monday post, and because Rhys loves his mancessories, he is taking the lead in styling while Alana serves as our model.  And our topic? The three Man Bags that every guy needs…even if he doesn’t know it yet.

The Overnight Bag – A man’s gotta be ready for anything.  Big enough to fit a pair of shoes and a change of clothes, an overnight bag in soft black leather is a must have.  Years of use will only make it look better as patina sets in, and you can even fit a toothbrush in the handy side-pockets.

The Weekend Bag – I (Rhys) photograph a number of out-of-town weddings, and this bag is perfect for those weekend trips away.  Even though it will fit easily into the overhead compartment, the use of both waxed canvas and leather means it’s strong enough to survive even the most ruthless of baggage attendants when the plane is at full capacity.

The Work Bag – As a member of an, ahem, “creative” field of work, I  find a slim leather shoulder bag is the perfect thing to carry on a daily basis.  Classier than a nylon messenger bag yet more relaxed than a briefcase, it fits my portable office with ease and looks good no matter if my meetings are of the Power Suit or Creative Casual variety.


Overnight Bag – John Varvatos / Leather Jacket – Zara / Tanktop – American Apparel / Cargos – J Brand / Watch – Michael Kors
Weekend Bag – Ben Sherman / Shirt – Joe Fresh / Cardigan – J Crew / Jeans – Fidelity / Shoes – Sperry / Sunglasses – RayBan
Work Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs / Shirt – Joe Fresh / Blazer – Talula / Tie – Rag & Bone / Jeans – Paige / Shoes – Paola Ferri

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Nessa K - That last bag is oh so devine. As are her shoes!!