Let’s face it. “Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” briefcases are rarely, if ever, chic. And they are definitely never Rustic Chic. But before you get all weird about slinging that stylish man-bag over your shoulder and strutting into your next business meeting, consider some of these simple styles I recently borrowed from some favorite vendors. These guys are not expensive but are handsomely simple, rugged and beautifully constructed. They don’t scream (well, most of them don’t) but they are the perfect thing to pack up your troubles for that meeting or the weekend.
Images from top: Kilim carpet bag from a street vendor in Manhattan; Cole Haan; Coach; Timothy Oulton; Filson; Coach, Hartmann
Photos by Joel Woodard