There’s never been a better time for men’s bags. Over the last 18 months, belt bags, bum bags and cross-body bags have become essentials in their own right, joining the established group of tote bags, messenger bags and backpacks as entirely acceptable wardrobe additions. Beyond making your day-to-day a lot easier, these new men’s bags represent one of the most exciting developments in the world of modern menswear.
One brand that has been leading the way in men’s bags for quite some time now is Mismo. Behind every Mismo bag is the philosophy that real luxury arises from the choices made – which is why every bag is made from the finest materials and with a few subtle material twists that you are unlikely to have seen anywhere else. To highlight just how multi-functional the bags are, we’ve pulled together 6 of our favourite Mismo bags from the brand’s latest drop.
The Mismo Haven is a real winner because you can easily fill, remove and carry the bag with minimal fuss and maximum efficiency. Perfect, then, for those days that you are constantly hopping on trains, cabs, tubes and planes. The Haven's durable Italian cotton canvas construction means it will be able to face up to any scrapes and look good in the process, while the signature clip close-up top adds a level of luxury for work and light travel.
Although the name suggests that its fit for a day out at the beach, we like to think that the Mismo M/S Seaside gives you an air of freedom – a functional convenience – that you can use day-in-day-out. Essentially, the Seaside is an open, oversized tote bag with a whole host of space to fit the belongings for a long day out, a night away or even just a long day at work. The casual usability of the bag is its greatest strength. The elongated leather handles can be hung casually off the shoulder or the rope grab handle offers a quick up-and-at-them carry option. All this functionality is underpinned by signature Mismo details in the form of premium leather accents, durable D-rings, a luxurious cotton lining and a whole host of useful pockets and zippers.
The multi-tasking Mismo MS Supply Bag is one of our favourite men's holdalls because it supplies you with every last zip pocket and compartment you’ll need to take you from work to the gym. Packed with useful features such as large internal zip pockets and an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, the Supply is as useful as it is understated. The two-tone durable cotton and leather design is immaculate, and in combination with the solid brass hardware, this bag is hard to beat.
If you’re looking for a multifunctional bag that will stow sneakers, a change of clothes and the work essentials, but also look refined should you feel the need to take it out later, then here you have it. The Mismo Flair Tote eliminates the usual concerns associated with a tote bag, thanks to its double-bonded lightweight cotton-linen blend that makes it more durable than ever before.
As the first style ever launched in the Contemporary collection, the M/S Shopper has become one of the standouts; praised for its simplicity, functionality and quality. Just one shopping trip with this bag in tow and you soon understand why. The removable and adjustable shoulder strap means you can comfortably carry it any way you like, depending on how much you've got in the bag. Plus, the small details, such as the internal zipped pocket that keeps the essentials within easy reach, makes it a dependable sidekick to take around town.
For creatives, or those days where an actual office, let alone a desk, is irrelevant, you need a good bag more than ever. Initially introduced in 2011, the Mismo MS Backpack has become one of the most iconic and admired styles in the entire Mismo collection and one that can store all the work essentials. Beyond the clean lines and comfortable fit, the men's backpack comes equipped with all mod cons, including an internal padded compartment that’ll protect your laptop in transit. Inspired by the brand’s archive, but very much the model of modern practicality, the backpack is rendered in durable and waterproof hard woven Italian nylon, which can take a fair amount of wear and tear. So, basically, you’ll be using this bag for years to come.
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