Investing in the right bag to carry professional essentials is crucial for every gentleman. Sure, we could default to a backpack work bag, but backpacks are just not “business” enough. If you want to look like you are going into places or to amplify the upscale look of a business suit, a briefcase is the best solution.
Today’s briefcase bags combine style and function perfectly to give a classy finish to any formal outfit. They provide us with enough place to carry all our work essentials, from electronics to documents to writing implements, and the list can go on and on.
Ahead, we have cherry-picked 4 briefcase messenger bags — some modern and chic, some durable and functional, and others stylish leather. Read on to check our picks.
1. Waterproof Retro Business Travel Messenger Bag
You can not go wrong with this waterproof briefcase bag by Bosidu. Made of high-quality leather, the briefcase is waterproof, and offers ample storage space (including a laptop pocket for up to 15.6 inches of laptops). And it also has some great features like a back trolley sleeve that slides over your luggage handle, a detachable shoulder strap for different carry options, and built-in organization to help you stay organized, making the briefcase a practical choice for business trips, let alone the morning commutes.
2. Laptop Briefcase
$557 AT HARBER
It is an investment bag that will not eventually end up gathering dust at the back of your wardrobe. Polished, slim, and incredibly stylish, this laptop briefcase bag is unlikely to date any time soon. Handmade with premium full-grain leather in Spain, this briefcase comes with multiple interior pockets to keep everything from your notebooks, A4 files, and documents to passports, pens, and other travel essentials organized. There are three colors to choose from (tan, black, and deep brown), which can match the color of your shoes or belt easily.
3. Metropolitan Slim Brief
$595 AT COACH
For employees that still have a formal office dress code, this briefcase laptop bag will pair well with any suit. "It comes in the perfect medium brown tone with gold color accents, and as soon as you touch it, you can tell it is a high-quality product." A five-star review said. It brilliantly bridges the gap between timeless and trendy, capturing the former with stunning colors and a sleek look, and the latter with a nice mix of exterior and interior pockets for storing everything from your work laptop to small items like pens and such.
4. Colombian Leather Flapover 15.6” Laptop Bag
$249.99 AT MACY'S
This laptop briefcase messenger bag is quite popular among men because it has enough room to pack in all your work necessities with style to spare. Open the bag, and you will find a padded compartment for laptops up to 15.6 inches, three open pockets for accessories, and a spacious rear open compartment for bulky stuff. We also love the secure flap-over closure that makes it easy to access your things yet keeps everything inside safe when you are out and about.