Backpacks for work?

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  1. rockket

    rockket Senior member

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    Not sure if this is the right place for this. I'm coming around to the fact that backpacks are much more useful/practical than a typical briefcase or messenger bag. Any of you carry backpacks to the office? I've seen some pretty good looking ones, but I'm skeptical if they can be pulled off in a business setting.

    I work in a business casual environment - button up and jeans type of place.
     


  2. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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  3. MZhammer

    MZhammer Senior member

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    No, they cannot.
     


  4. JezeC

    JezeC Senior member

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    It might be frown upon by the users in this forum, but I've definitely see people do it in an office setting. If you think it's more practical, then go for it. It's similar to people wearing sneakers commuting to work before switching out to their shoes in the office.
     


  5. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    I wouldn't dismiss the idea wholesale. Just don't use it with sports coats.
     
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  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    Backpacks for Work? Yes! If you're a forest ranger, a guide or in some similar outdoor occupation. Otherwise, they strike me as, well, juvenile.
     


  7. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    If you want to use a backpack for the office just because other people do, why on earth bother joining a group called Style Forum?
     


  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Whilst the answer should be no - they often are.
     


  9. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    If you work in an office that allows jeans and button ups then you are probably fine. However I, personally, would choose not to look like a high school student at work.
     


  10. Alex Dumortier

    Alex Dumortier Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get the notion that he wants to use a backpack "just because other people do"? He specifically says he is coming around to the idea that they are more practical than the more traditional alternatives.
     


  11. steveabdn

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    If one doesn't exist I suggest we get our heads together and come up with a design, given the success of the Cambridge Satchel Company etc I'd say there's a market for form meets function here

    I don't presonally have a backpack and I'm afraid I can't point you in the direction of something a little more refined than your average North Face type affair
     


  12. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    exactly my thoughts..I got this for my HS son last year. He didn't like it at first but when his bros and chicks started asking, well you know HS is all about image and shiiiit. Anyway, another reco for biz caz environment are the Filson 256/257 bags. Good Luck
     
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    steveabdn Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    Just bumping this old thread as I stumbled across this Maison Martin Margiela backpack, worth a look??
     


  14. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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


  15. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Clearly you have never worked.[​IMG]
     


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