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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Backpacks are for sports or children. Not for work. Even if it's made of stingray, by Gucci, for 10 grand.

Nonsense

Commonplace in many walks of life whether or not you like it.
post #17 of 25
How about Filson tin cloth backpack?
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
the margiela looks like a nice high end option, though not sure i'd shell out for that myself. filson looks pretty good as well, though i haven't decided if straps look good or are just cumbersome.

i've been looking at the duluth packs in leather or waxed canvas (though i could do without the branding): http://duluthpack.com/school-campus/backpacks-bags/large-all-leather-daypack.html



they've been making daypacks for campers/hikers for over 100 years now (used to be the standard before synthetic materials took over) - should be pretty durable.

i agree that there's no good way to wear this with any sort of sportscoat/jacket, though i think they should work with business casual/jeans and a button up.
Edited by rockket - 12/4/13 at 7:17am
post #19 of 25

I'd be interested in seeing some options on this too.

 

I use a backpack at work, both for work stuff and for carrying gym stuff around.  I am not sure, from a practical standpoint, that anything other than a backpack could work for me.  I could see a duffle bag for gym stuff but I question the comfort.

 

I think a rucksack style backpack could work for me.

post #20 of 25

Here is my backpack:

 


it gets plenty of use, and has done for decades before i got it. :)

post #21 of 25
I would think that leather backpacks would have the same degree of casualness as leather messenger bags.
post #22 of 25

What about non leather briefcases, like the ones from briggs riley? I guess this one is more formal, but would something like this also be acceptable?

post #23 of 25

I have formal briefcases, messenger bag and recently bought this backpack for less than formal occasions, I think it is one of the better ones I have seen in terms of appropriateness.  Never with a suit however, but with jeans or Khaki's, a nice blazer, shoes and a sports watch I think it can work.

 

http://shop.hartmann.com/Hartmann-Intensity-Belting-Two-Compartment-Business-Backpack/dp/B00G00QWRO

post #24 of 25
If you turn up at a meeting with a backpack on it's unprofessional because it's too casual (not to mention awkward to deal with).

I have had a number of people come to meet me with them on (usually IT) and couldn't take them seriously as a result.

Also, they should never be worn with any type of button-up jacket. Looks ridiculous. Hell, I won't even use a bag with a shoulder strap with a jacket.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by Dandy Wonka View Post

If you turn up at a meeting with a backpack on it's unprofessional because it's too casual (not to mention awkward to deal with).

I have had a number of people come to meet me with them on (usually IT) and couldn't take them seriously as a result.

Also, they should never be worn with any type of button-up jacket. Looks ridiculous. Hell, I won't even use a bag with a shoulder strap with a jacket.


Agree with you...

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