If you keep up with the fashion world, you will have noticed that designer bags are one of the fastest-growing trends in men’s attire. Gone are the days when designer bags were reserved for women or when the only bag options men had were briefcases or backpacks. In 2022, men have more bag styles, brands, shapes and sizes available than ever before. From small purses to bumbags, there is no longer a men’s bag style that is off-limits.Here are some of the hottest men’s bag designs trending in 2022:
The Tote Bag
Tote bags are quickly becoming a staple in men’s streetwear. A tote bag is a highly versatile bag that can be used for everything from a work bag, to a shopping bag, to an everyday bag. Traditionally, tote bags are made from lightweight materials like canvas or cotton, but they can also be made from more hardy materials like leather or nylon. Ideal companions for travel or business, designer tote bags combine style with functionality and convenience. Tote bags are spacious yet stylish. They can be dressed up or dressed down, and can be worn for both formal and informal occasions.
Messenger bags have been around for decades, and until recently, they have been synonymous with postal workers and office commuters. These days, however, messenger bags are cooler than ever. Modern messenger bags are practical yet fashionable, and come in all sorts of shapes, styles, sizes and materials – there is a messenger bag out there to fit any aesthetic. Messenger bags are comfortable and practical thanks to their adjustable straps, buckled fasteners/magnetic closures and pockets, and have been made fresh and trendy thanks to unique designs, versatile fabrics and bold prints and colors.
The bum bag (AKA fanny pack or belt bag or hip pack) has had an incredible resurgence in the last few years. These bags, which are small and traditionally worn fastened around the waist, used to be considered unfashionable – the bag of choice for tourists or retirees who cared about practicality over style. Thanks to brands like Louis Vuitton though, bum bags are now enjoying a second life as a must-have accessory and a standout menswear item. Bum bags are versatile, lightweight and reliable – they can be worn around the waist, hips, or even cross-body (like a sling bag). For a minimalistic look, you can pair a bum bag with an outfit that has complementary colors and tones. Or, for a more streetwear aesthetic, you can choose a bumbag that makes a statement with a bold print, color or shape.
In 2022, Fashion Limits Are Continuing to Breaking Down
Designer bags have been an essential fixture of women’s fashion for years – and menswear is finally catching up. As gender rules and fashion limitations break down, menswear is expanding into new places, and this has paved the way for all sorts of new trends, designs and possibilities. The boundaries in fashion are breaking down like never before, and now more than ever men can express their style and personality through their clothing and accessories.
Seriously, though, who would have thought bum bags would ever make a comeback?