What are leather bags for men?
Working conditions and lifestyle on one hand, the availability of locks and zips on the other hand determined the development of leatherbags. In the 19th century the trunks used so far were substituted by suitcases and weekender closed with belts and locks. In that time also one of the first typical leather bags for men was created: the doctor’s bag.
In the beginning of the 20th century the typical business case was either a briefcase with a flap and locks or a slim bag for documents. The development of modern shoulder bags and weekender began after the invention of the zip around 1923.
At the end of the 20th century small bags in A5 size became fashionable as men’s bags or wrist bags. Today they are substituted by belt bags or crossover.
There is a clear distinction between male and female accessories. Men prefer small and slim wallets which fit into the pocket of the jacket or trousers, whereas women buy larger purses which they carry in their handbags.
When buying a leather bag, men are mostly paying attention to the function and durability. Therefore, they prefer bags made from genuine leather.
Leather is very durable. Men want to use their bags for many years, and they are proud to carry a bag which they used for a long time in their professional life. Also, they appreciate if the look of their business bag can be refreshed by proper care.
There are bags or weekender made of a combination of nylon or canvas with leather. These bags normally have handles or reinforcements of leather. Also, the corners may be covered by leather as additional protection.
A bag made of leather always leaves a good impression and is a proof that the owner cares for sustainability.
Locks and fittings
Locks and fittings are important for the performance of a leather bag. A classic briefcase has a flap and one or two locks which may be adjustable to change the volume of the case.
The lock of a bag or attache may be closed with a key, but nowadays most cases have combination locks which are opened and closed dialling a secret number. Such locks are a proof of additional safety and they are very appreciated by men.
Today most business cases have one or more zips which allow a quick access to a laptop or documents. A big advantage is the possibility to control the content of the case without having to pull away a flap.
Men like to organize their essentials so that they can find their mobile, wallet, pens, cards etc. without having to search for a long time. In all cases of Corf bags you will find such compartments, in a small belt pouch as well as in a laptop case or backpack. Best solutions offer attache cases or pilot cases with compartments in which you can store your documents, laptop etc. as in the drawer of your desk. Compartments for laptops often have additonal cushions as shock protection.
Handle, shoulder straps and wheels
Business cases often are quite heavy. Therefore, the construction of the handle is important. Modern zip cases often have two handles so that the weight is divided. Also the case may be carried openly if you have some extra file and you cannot close the bag entirely.
Shoulder straps are a basic equipment of modern business cases and weekender. The influence of a sporty lifestyle has increased the demand for backpacks as business bag because they allow to keep your hands free and are perfect if you want to use a bike. Shoulder straps should have a width of 2.5 cm or more and a cushion to allow comfortable carrying.
Attache and pilot cases are also available with wheels and a pull-out handle so that they can be moved easily on an airport even for a bigger distance.
Today there is a tendency to use smaller notebooks and tablets due to their increased efficiency. Therefore, today also slim tablet cases are bought instead of large business bags.
Function, fashion, price
Inspite of the fact that function still matters attitudes of men have changed during the last years. Most important is the growing use of backpacks which substitute the traditional briefcase and messenger bags. New are also belt bags worn casually as cross over.
There is also a certain influence of fashion which can be noticed in the choice of colours as light brown, cognac or blue for business bags.
The range of styles of business bags and weekender bags however is much smaller compared to the variety of women‘s bags. Certain styles are sold for many years. Therefore, men are much more price conscious than women when buying a business bag.
With Corf bags we want to supply bags in a top quality. Inspite of the use of top-grade leather and excellent workmanship we try to offer very convenient prices. To achieve the satisfaction of our customers is our highest priority.