Men have been bringing briefcases to the office since there have been offices to commute to. Then came the messenger bag, then backpacks, then gym bags. While those options have their place (there’s a reason these are called gym bags, gentlemen), it’s high time to restore the briefcase to its rightful place. Opt for one with accordion gussets (the folded ridges on the sides) to show you mean business — like this beautiful leather version from Valentino ($3,470) — and make sure it has some details to help you stand out.
Keep your zipper at bay with this clever locking mechanism — it’s practical, while also showing off the craftsmanship of the bag.
The accordion gusset is a functional detail, allowing the leather to expand, while also adding visual interest to the sides of the case.
Studs may not work in every workplace, but a detail like this is meant to encourage you to push the boundaries a bit.