The other day I went out for a dinner and movie with some friends. I wore grey slacks, a white shirt with black pinstripes, and the Emporio Armani black casual jacket I found on eBay for dirt cheap (posted this a while ago), and an Eastpak navy backpack (the simplest model). Â A particular friend was so disturbed by my backpack (she said it ruined my look) that she volunteered to carry it for me the entire evening. I do --sort of-- agree that the backpack does not fit my outfit but, on the other hand, I realized that there are very limited bag options for men. Backpacks may be too casual and not sufficiently dressy. Messenger bags are too yuppyish. (My friend suggested a TUmI messenger bag but I thought it was too yuppyish and would not go with the grey slacks/pinstripe shirt/armani casual jacket look.) Briefcases are too formal for these occasions. Any thoughts?