The messenger bag is a menswear must-have, a versatile wardrobe staple that offers equal parts form and function, serving as a practical hands-free receptacle for all your essentials as well as a stylish outfit-enhancing accessory. From sleek leather messengers designed to elevate your office look to function-led canvas iterations, we've rounded up a selection of the best messenger bags for men to buy right now. Take your pick...

Best messenger bags for men

WAWWA Black Messenger Bag

This minimalist men's messenger bag from Manchester-based label WAWWA is a contemporary take on the classic cycling pack. Keeping true to WAWWA's sustainable ethos, it's made from organic ripstop cotton with an adjustable hemp strap. A zip fastening closure ensures speedy access and security.

Globe-Trotter Centenary Messenger Case

British heritage brand Globe-Trotter has long been synonymous with luxury. Its luggage designs are elegant and refined, as evidenced by this classic messenger case in timeless black and gold. Featuring Globe-Trotter's iconic leather corners and signature Vulcanised Fibreboard body, it comes with a leather strap that allows you to wear it across the body or over the shoulder.

Mismo M/S Satchel

Danish bags and accessories label Mismo has applied the Scandinavian design sensibility of form-follows-function to its ultra-versatile M/S Satchel, an understated on-the-go essential that can be used either as a messenger bag or two-handle briefcase. Crafted from tight woven, water-repellent cotton canvas with full-grain bridle leather trimmings, it's as sturdy as it is stylish, so you can rely on it for years to come.

Carl Friedrik Montagu Laptop Messenger Bag

Carl Friedrik's Italian-made leather messenger bag is the perfect commute companion, designed for all your office essentials. A dedicated pocket on the inside fits a tablet or laptop, while a smaller zip pocket is ideal for keeping all your bits and bobs like cards, documents and pens safe and secure. Its sleek and simple design is destined to stand the test of time.

Hardgraft Laidback Messenger

Laidback by name, laidback by nature: Hardgraft's messenger back is an off-duty staple that you'll reach for time and again. Made from washed Italian leather, it's soft and supple, with a top that folds over, a large zipped outside pocket and three internal pockets, including one that's padded for your laptop. Hold it from underneath its base or clip on the adjustable shoulder strap to carry it as you would a traditional messenger bag.

Acne Studios Midi Messenger Bag

This stylish messenger bag from Swedish fashion powerhouse Acne Studios is made to last, constructed from durable ripstop nylon with an adjustable hard plastic buckle. Choose from three hues: Black, White or Turquoise.