Modern life can make it very difficult to find the perfect men's bag. We have so many facets to our lives now: gym, travel and varied working environments to name but a few hurdles. It's almost impossible to find one universal bag, but you can get pretty close. Copenhagen-based Mismo manufactures refined bags for men and they come in all shapes and sizes. A commitment to using high-quality materials and a mixture of traditional and modern crafting techniques leaves Mismo with a collection of canvas bags and men's leather bags that promise to see you through any obstacle.
A good place to begin your search for the ultimate bag is with the colour. Navy bags are always a good choice. It's dark enough to cover most dirt marks but light enough to add an extra angle to your ensembles.
Men’s crossbody bags
After a brief discussion, we deemed Mismo's Belt Bag fit for the crossbody bag category. That said, it's ultimately whatever you want it to be. Built around a 140cm-long belt strap made of bridle leather, this small men's bag can be worn a number of ways. It features one main compartment with two inside slide-down pockets, one large foamed pocket for a phone and a smaller one for miniature valuables within. It's also made of waterproof hard-woven nylon – this may well be the perfect companion.
Mismo's Fly is an adjustable crossbody pouch for men which contains multiple compartments for carrying your daily essentials. Thanks to the strong Italian double-bonded, jacquard nylon, this bag is extremely strong as well as looking amazing. The subtle water-effect is the main focus of this bag, making a quiet statement in outfits.
Men’s weekend bags
When it comes to versatility, few do it better than Mismo's Avail Weekender. This weekend bag merges style and function in a size that has enough room for a weekend away but is comfortable to carry. Full-grain bridle leather borders run along the top zip as well as making up the shoulder straps and handles. High quality, exceptional versatility and premium styling all in one place.
Something Bag is a men's holdall made for the length and breadth of life in the modern day. A large main compartment has enough space for all essentials while numerous smaller pockets are sure to cover all other eventualities. Our favourite feature of Something Bag is its adjustable leather handle. Carry this as a shoulder bag or shorten using the buckles for a handheld construction.
The Soft Work Bag takes inspiration from old-fashioned grocery bags and is the result of a mission to create a stylish, casual, highly functional bag for days at the office. Characterised by a folded top closure, this men's work bag has a large outside pocket as well as an extra slide-down pocket behind it which, together, are sure to hold all of your work essentials safely. Inside the main compartment are two large, open pockets perfect for papers or a computer. An adjustable and detachable shoulder strap with padding tops off this functional beauty.
While most tote bags have no defence against the elements, Mismo's Canvas Flair Tote is made of waterproof hard-woven Italian nylon topped by nylon ribbons and full-grain bridle leather handles. No matter what the conditions are outside, have no fear packing this tote up to the folding top and heading out.