Bags For Men – What Is A Tote, Clutch Or Man Bag?

Bags For Men – What Is A Tote, Clutch Or Man Bag?

Burberry men large vibrant woven tote bag

Bags For Men

The man bag has not looked this good in years. In fact this coming winter you need to seriously think about what you’re clutching onto? For the European guy holding onto a bag the concept is nothing new. Men on the Continent are considered to be more effete than British men and more comfortable with dressing a little bit girly. But more so than ever we are seeing MOST men embracing a new style of bags.  Whether it’s a tote, man bag or clutch, the choice is very personal. When you choose a bag the attitude to keep in mind is  the size, design and colour and what you want to represent.

If you’re not owned a man bag they do take some getting use to. The challenge will be not leaving it behind somewhere?


Tote bags are basically open bags. They can be small, large or even medium sized with a handle or a strap attached to the top middle center of each side. Usually, tote bags just have one huge compartment and nothing else. However, some elite and fashionable versions may have more than one compartment with embellishments on it. Tote bags are today even made of leather or parts of it are of all leather to make them look chic.


Are designed to be carried by hand, some have a detachable chain or leather strap so they can also be worn hanging from the shoulder.

Man Bag

It’s a way to carry a little something extra that wouldn’t fit into the pockets of a pair of khakis without creating unsightly bulges. Briefcases, messenger bags and backpacks are not man bags. They are too large and bulky to carry on a daily basis without looking like you’re headed to school or work.

Check out the collection of bags from Burberry below.


Burberry mans bag tote 2012

Tote 2012 mansbag

burberry collection for men 2013

Woven mansbag

burberry collection for men 2013

Clutch bag 2012

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Gracie Opulanza

Global menswear and luxury lifestyle journalist. Co-founder and editor in chief of Men Style Fashion. is my personal blog. Protection Status

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