A nice backpack with a suit?

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  1. allreds

    allreds Senior member

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    I've been looking for a way to carry my trayzure. It's so heavy, that I end up having to bury it, and then I always manage to lose the map I made so that I could find it again.
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  2. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    This forum is full of insecure salesmen who labor under the fantasy that carrying a briefcase makes them look important. It doesn't. Nobody cares how you transport your stuff to work. If a backpack is the only thing that works with your back, then use a backpack. There are specific brands mde for people with back problems, I'd try one of those.

    Son, least it need to be said yet again, this is styleforum. Repeat it out loud if merely reading doesn't clue you in to the reality that the advice on this web site is advice based on style considerations. If you want to defend wearing a fucking backpack with a suit you should start up a blog or whatever it is that people do today.
     


  3. __PG__

    __PG__ Senior member

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    Would a soft/hard case with an optional shoulder strap (to use when carrying heavy stuff) suit the OP? e.g. Soft bags from Crumpler
     


  4. CHECKstar

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    Would a soft/hard case with an optional shoulder strap (to use when carrying heavy stuff) suit the OP?

    e.g. Soft bags from Crumpler


    Something I have always wondered is can you do damage to your suits shoulders carrying bags over them - I sometimes carry a satchel over one shoulder and swear it has slightly changed the shape of a couple of suit shoulders...
     


  5. __PG__

    __PG__ Senior member

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    I agree which is why I do it only when necessary.
     


  6. blahman

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    Something I have always wondered is can you do damage to your suits shoulders carrying bags over them - I sometimes carry a satchel over one shoulder and swear it has slightly changed the shape of a couple of suit shoulders...

    I think it will damage it. Weight applied on pretty much the same area on the shoulder and with strap constantly rubbing at it. Not a suit, but I have ruined merino jumpers with bag straps. That is why whenever I wear a suit, I shorten my bag's strap and carry it in my hand. So if you see some guy in a suit on the street in the CBD carrying a shoulder bag that way... it's probably me [​IMG]


    Back problem guy: like said before, use a wheelie case. Problem solved.
     


  7. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    wow these look horrible

    As it seems we can't talk you out of getting a backpack (suit and backpack is a little like wearing bowtie and sweatpants - it's more or less impossible to pull off), I'll try and be a bit more constructive.

    I believe it needs to be nice quality leather without too much stuff going on in front (pockets etc.) Visible zippers are also undesirable. To be honest, I haven't really seen one that I think would work (however, I haven't really been looking).

    Anyway, Saddleback makes one, but it might look a little on the rough side.
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    You could also try and pull off the Palmer and Sons backpack [​IMG]
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    The brown one here also looks quite nice, but I have no idea what brand it is: http://hubpages.com/hub/-Leather-Backpack
     


  8. Blurv

    Blurv Well-Known Member

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    Even if you only had one arm you could still use that to hold a nice briefcase or sling a leather messenger bag. IMO both far better options, even when going for a more casual look.
     


  9. delavegatailors

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    Even if you only had one arm you could still use that to hold a nice briefcase or sling a leather messenger bag. IMO both far better options, even when going for a more casual look.

    Yes, there are many kinds of nice men bags that combine well with a suit (specially a briefcase), but deffinetely not backpacks.
     


  10. bhall41

    bhall41 Senior member

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    Sorry, a nice backpack with a suit is an oxymoron.
     


  11. Axel Ferguson

    Axel Ferguson Senior member

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    I always get pilling on the lower back of my shirts after wearing a back pack with them a couple of times. I'm not sure if the same will happen with a suit jacket, but it's definitely something to avoid.
     


  12. refinery

    refinery Well-Known Member

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    How is sporting a messenger bag (satchel to be more specific)?

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    This isn't mine, but one of the top images from Google. It looks similar, not identical. Also the strap isn't leather, which makes it look more casual unfortunately. It's not a match made in heaven with suits, but I was wondering what the general consensus is.
     


  13. braised

    braised Senior member

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    No. Just, no.

    It does not, will not, can never, look acceptable.

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    Very true - so if you do it, get a cool looking back pack, something technical and sporty to "clash". If its "wrong" then do it aggressively.

    When I travel to Europe on business, I often take a backpack - an older Kelty Blanca 2000.

    B
     


  14. Makoto Chan

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    I am in my 20's and am generally clueless but I agree that a backpack is not good... but, I will also say that I have worn a backpack ([​IMG]) that is kind of boring/sporty (looks like this one) and I think no one really cares. This is just for getting around a conference when I also had to carry around another bag in my hands. I think that if you get a backpack, it's not so bad if you don't take it so seriously, such as the Saddleback bags which I think are a bad clash.

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    (I agree with braised in his post above, this is just another take on the same idea I think)
     


  15. UrbanAesthetics

    UrbanAesthetics Senior member

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    One of the worst looks for men. Find yourself a briefcase or a even a rucksack would be a more sophisticated option than a backpacks...
     


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