5 Tote Bags For Men

Once the purview of women and ‘artists’, this year I’ve seen a surge in hand bag/tote bag carrying men. For the most part I see Japanese brands, made with nylon, and canvas based bags for those who might feel it’s a more natural look. With luxury brands positioning featuring these bags as a fundamental accessory in a stylish man’s life I expect to see more of this in the coming year.
The following is a small collection of modest Tote bags that have caught my eye recently.

Wool Tote Bag

temple wool tote bag
Bags made from materials such as this make me happy inside. Beautiful craftsmanship in this tote bag made from repurposed WW2 wool field blankets. The leather accents look perfect. Features an easy access side pocket, canvas lining, paperback sized internal pockets and a clot to put your ID badge. This tote looks good enough to use on every occasion.


temple wool tote bag
Temple bags is part of the artist collective of McManus Studios a design cooperative built on three simple words: dream, risk, create.
Temple Wool Tote Bag


Hunter’s Tote Bag

llbean tote bag
It’s not fancy but this tote bag from L.L. Bean is designed to stand up to the rigors of the outdoors so it should suffice for most common urban tasks. Features a 1,200-denier polyester shell, water-resistant, thermoplastic interior coating, full length zipper and reinforced bottom. Comes in three sizes, four colors, and is very inexpensive.
L.L. Bean Hunter’s Tote Bag


Freddie Waxy Waxed Cotton Tote

Freddie Waxy Waxed Cotton Tote
Made from durable waxed cotton with subtle leather straps this tote from British designer Ally Capellino is the type of bag I can’t get enough of. Its’ simplicity works with you allowing it to be a part of your voice instead of that of the designer. I love the lack of branding that is so obnoxiously displayed by other designers of this caliber. The bag has two grey strap-style top handles and a large exterior cargo pocket with brown leather strap and buckle fastening. The interior is lined in grey cotton with one internal zipped pocket. Though I prefer the tan colors she uses the airforce blue works quite well.
Freddie Waxy Waxed Cotton Tote


Filson Tin Cloth Tote

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Though designed for hunting and fishing the Tin Cloth Tote is a fantastic way to carry around the heavy urban gear you may be forced to carry from place to place. Perfect for people like me who wouldn’t be caught dead carrying something with flowers plastered all over the side. Filson – Tin Cloth Tote


Wax Coated Tote

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This wax-coated canvas tote looks perfect for quick overnight go bag and would be fine for my frequent trips across the Taiwan strait. The tote bag comes with a roomy main compartment replete with organizer pockets, pouches and buckles at the sides, outer polyurethane-bordered zipper pocket and is finished with webbed canvas handles. Looks nice but watch those single rivet handles.
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UrbanOutfitters Wax Coated Tote



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  1. I wouldn’t carry one either but I can’t seem to stop seeing men everywhere carrying them. Of course I have a few like the LL Bean that I use to carry gear but like it it isn’t really attractive nor useful for me everyday.