By Ishan Kevin Vaide

Welcome to 2014 India! Yes, even though that is our current year, the Indian man’s wardrobe seems to be stuck in 1999. This isn’t an article hating on men’s fashion lines; it is more like a mandatory manual of how to remain stylish by working the most puzzling fashion accessory for men – The Murse. So, consider this an education – listed below are this season’s quintessential bag trends; bulky pockets are out!

TOTES Bag It! Men's Edition | Carry these in Spring-Summer 2014

Although a lot of men could qualify as brand ambassadors for the LV Keep all’ 45 bag, the tote seems to have seamlessly replaced its larger cousin – the duffel bag. Equally efficient for storing all your gadgets and gizmos, and definitely more appealing to the eye, it meets the requirements of a modern man in terms of utility and sleekness.

Splurge | YSL Hamptons Bag; changes shape depending on how full it is; price on request

Save | Marc by Marc Jabocs, Take me Homme Canvas Tote; USD 198

BAGS Bag It! Men's Edition | Carry these in Spring-Summer 2014

You are your company’s image. If one wants to be taken seriously at work, it’s necessary to learn the importance of embodying your brand. When it comes to a man at work, we tend to judge him by a few specific items – his watch, shoes, pocket square or pen {depending on what he’s carrying}, and the most important of them all is his bag. A good business bag is a solid investment, and goes a long way in contributing to first impressions.

Splurge | Bottega Veneta Nero Intrecciato Light Calf Briefcase; price on request

Save | Baroque Customized Men’s Briefcase Bag; price on request here

week Bag It! Men's Edition | Carry these in Spring-Summer 2014

A trend that has gained popularity over the last few fashion seasons is the man clutch. The man clutch is a little bit bigger than the ones carried by women, and tends to infuse biker chic and minimalistic elements. A word of caution – these bags are meant for the uber fashionable and sexually secure man, as they border on the line of androgyny. Small, compact and light, they’re easy to carry around and don’t weigh you down.

Splurge | Burberry Prorsum Clutch; price on request

Save | Crocodile Embossed Leather Portfolio; Zara, INR 5,790

ipad-covers Bag It! Men's Edition | Carry these in Spring-Summer 2014

For men who don’t own enough to put in a bag, accessorize with a statement cover for your go-to gadgets. Think leather, embossed and crocodile skin covers, for when you go shopping.

Splurge | Loro Piana, iPad cover; price on request

Save | iPad Case-Fiat; Nappa Dori, INR 3,600

Also look at covers for your other accessories, like your phone and/or visiting cards.

Be bold, be brave! It is time your pockets don’t bear the weight of your phones, note pads, cigarette packets, wallets, and even the occasional condom. Keep your pants crisp and form fitting, and leave the bulk to be burdened by your Man Bag.



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