5 Reasons Why Fabric Totes Make the PERFECT Man Bag
What vision does the term “man bag” bring to mind? Perhaps you envision a rugged cross-body bag or a well-oiled, leather messenger bag. While these are traditional staples of the male accessory department, there is a humbler bag that is growing in popularity.
The fabric tote.
Before you jump ship and move on to your next periodical, hear us out. Not every guy can pull off carrying a tote, as it requires a certain level of confidence to push past the traditional backpack or briefcase. But those who take the leap usually end up falling in love with a traditional tote for one of these 5 reasons.
- They work as well as other, more traditional man bags.
A tote bag will carry your items just as effectively as a cross-body or messenger bag. And just because it’s a tote doesn’t mean you have to carry it over your shoulder (though many men do). Some gentlemen prefer to use a short-handled tote which creates a profile similar to a traditional briefcase.
- They’re customisable
An unmarked fabric tote is a blank canvas and one that can be screen printed to show off your personal style. Unlike the uninspired look of a backpack or bum bag, a fabric tote can is completely customisable. Keep the print minimalistic or go bold with a vibrant color or intricate design. The choice is entirely yours, but it’s nice to know that fabric totes are economical enough that you can easily afford to have a few different prints made up to compliment any outfit.
- They hold so much stuff
Men have come to realise what women have long known—a good tote bag is a lifesaver because you can fit everything you’ll need for the day right inside. Heading to the gym? Throw your workout clothes in there. Going into work? Totes can easily hold your laptop plus your lunch and a couple of snacks. And, unlike larger, bulkier bags, totes are easily opened, allowing you to see everything and have what you need within easy reach.
- They are multifunctional
Your tote can help with virtually any task. Use it as a market bag when you need groceries. Carry it to the office with all of your paperwork and laptop inside. Throw in a towel, some sunscreen, and your sunnies for a day at the beach. The best part of carrying a tote bag is the fact that it looks right at home no matter where you go.
- They are lightweight
Why are so many men’s bags made as if you’re going off on a six-month trek through the Amazon? They are so very heavy with their leather exteriors or waterproof linings. Fabric tote bags, while remarkably durable, are wonderfully lightweight. And, as an added bonus, a dirty tote can be thrown in with your weekly wash and hung to dry.
The next time you’re looking for a carry-all that meets all your needs, let go of leather, say bye-bye to the backpack, and try a fabric tote on for size. We think it will become the man bag you never knew you needed but can no longer live without.
Written By: Sonia Irani
Director of Marketing | Cooper Industries Canvas PVT Ltd.
Sonia is an experienced marketer who has been working for companies big and small for over a decade. It was not until recently that her sister and inherited a global canvas exporting business from their father that she realised her passion for all things canvas.
She is now on a mission to make the world as eco-friendly as possible – one canvas tote at a time!
Known for her skills and integrity coupled with a positive outlook, Sonia runs Cooper Industries with passion to ensure the Cooper Legacy lives on.