Originally Posted by Brian SD
I definitely want a backpack though. I have a couple trusty messenger bags, but I want something now for both shoulders. Its a lot more comfortable for me and I don't want my drawing materials and computer smacking around anything (which tends to happen a lot with my messengers).
I had a really comfortable Invicta bag, improbably subdued in a grey color (they typically come in some really bright pastel combos) that I picked up iun Florence a while back.
Still use it sometimes. Padded back, small, but with a zip that could expand the bag, and a zip compartment on top for litle things. Very useful and not too dorky.
I also own a grey flannel wool with cotton canvas and bridle leather strap canoe bag from Engineered Garments. It can be used as a backpack or messenger bag, and can hold pretty much everything you need (the capacity is pretty big). About as stylish as a backpack gets.
Jack Spade also has some pretty interesting backpacks from time to time.