They say sneakers have furtively become the male version of the statement bag. Which, fine, but it’s 2019, guys — there’s no reason why the male version of the statement bag can’t be…well, the statement bag. The demand for a happy medium between a briefcase and your pockets is certainly there — fanny packs now generate almost 25 per cent of the U.S. accessories industry’s growth. Fortunately, some luxury brands are beginning to take note and drop manned-up takes on the crossbody bag.
One example: Fendi, who have just released a male version of their iconic status bag, the Baguette. Often credited as the O.G. “It bag,” it took fashion and culture by storm when it was introduced in 1997 — so covetable that Carrie Bradshaw was held at gunpoint for hers on Sex and the City. Lately, the Baguette’s been having something of a renaissance, and now men can get in on the fun (and functionality), too.