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The Best Men’s Briefcases And Bags For Work

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Three months of late-night preparation and it’s here – a meeting with the all-powerful overlords of the board to discuss the Johnson Report. Three months of overtime. Three months of have-I-done-enough anxiety. Three months of waking up in the little den you made under the desk. It’s all come down to this. This moment.

Shoes shined, shirt ironed, suit pressed, you stroll in with your chest puffed out, oozing confidence. Then on to the table goes your battered GCSE-era Reebok rucksack and out comes the report.

Good work pal. You’ve just made one heck of a ropy first impression. Are they going to entrust big business decisions to a man that carries an important deck around in a backpack still covered in Tipp-Exd band names from 2004? Short answer: no. Long answer: hell no.

Hopefully, you’re reading this before making such a catastrophic error. Ahead lies 13 of the smartest, slickest briefcases and work bags a man can get, all ready to give off the right impression from the get-go. We’ve got designer beauties from Mulberry, high-street heroes from Whistles and a die-hard indestructible legend from US outerwear giants Filson.

So before you set foot in that boardroom, make sure you’re prepared with one of these reputation-saving carriers. Then, all that’s left is to imagine the panel in their underwear and really take them to town with your hard work. Good luck.


Tumi Andrews slim briefcase

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£325, buy on tumi.com (opens in new tab)


Brics Magellano briefcase

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£295, buy on caseluggage.com (opens in new tab)


Brooks Lexington briefcase

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£220, buy on brooksengland.com (opens in new tab)


Cambridge Oxblood slim bridge closure bag

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£230, buy on cambridgesatchel.com (opens in new tab)


Shinola brown leather slim briefcase

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£690, buy on shinola.com (opens in new tab)


Eastpak navy Delegate Opgrade bag

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£55, buy on eastpak.com (opens in new tab)


Paul Smith leather briefcase

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£795, buy on matchesfashion.com (opens in new tab)


Whistles navy leather messenger bag

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£45, buy on whistles.com (opens in new tab)


Forbes and Lewis Wiltshire briefcase

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£130, buy on (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)forbesandlewis.com (opens in new tab)


Temple London black and leather tote bag

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£165, buy on temple-london.com (opens in new tab)


Antler Trolley laptop bag

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£139, buy on antler.co.uk (opens in new tab)


Mulberry buckle travel bag

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£1,295, buy on mulberry.com (opens in new tab)


Filson 24-hour leather trimmed canvas briefcase

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£345, buy on mrporter.com (opens in new tab)

Gary Kingsnorth

Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.