Man Bags: 101

Louis Vuitton: Retail $7,800.00

One of the most functional but stylish items a man can own is a man bag.  The man bag has been the topic of many debates, but guess what people? Debate over. It’s a trend that is here to stay.  Who carries such a thing you might wonder? The gentleman that carries this bag is an upcoming professional who doesn’t want to ruin his look with keys or a wallet stretching his pockets. This bag serves dual purposes.

  •  It’s an easy way to ensure all those small items that get lost or misplaced are in one  location.

    Kenneth Cole: Retail $258.00

  •  It can also be useful for carrying larger items like a planner or an i-Pad.  You don’t have to remember as much because it’s all in one place.
  • Today’s man is just as busy as his female counterpart and he needs to stay organized.

Man bags range in various prices from $20 to well over $1000, the key is to get a well made bag that will last a long time. Typically these well made bags are made of canvas or leather. Look for a bag with subtle detailing. Here are a few examples of stylish, must-have man bags:

Louis Vuitton: Retail $2,100.00

Fossil: Retail $298.00

Kenneth Cole: Retail $198.00

Kenneth Cole: Retail $198.00

The Right Graphic Tee

Sorry to say it, but you can’t just take any graphic tee off of a rack and think it’s going to work.  The two main functions of the graphic tee are to make a bold statement the reflects your personality and compliment your outfit.

Retail H&M - $12.95

The “OMG” and “Reality Show” tees definitely stand out, and you better have the personality to match.  Let’s not stop there.  There’s still an element missing…

Retail H&M - $12.95

Just jeans with this?  Not quite.  A layer over top (blazer, vest, or cardigan) is the way to go if you want to class-up what could easily be considered class-less.

There are other graphic tees that don’t necessarily make as bold a statement, but still deserve the TLC of great colors and corresponding pieces to go with them.

Retail - Fossil - $28.00

A tee like this is great not for a statement, but for contrast purposes. The key would be accessorizing. The colors are present enough if you want to just wear it with jeans, but maybe add some sneakers or a hat with the right color to complete the look.