Man Bags are In Bags – style notes.
Accessories are truly no longer the preserve of women. Men have now caught up to them in the fashion stakes, especially when it comes to accessories. The “man bag” is most definitely here to stay and its popularity is booming. Pockets are no longer adequate to hold keys, mobiles, wallets – even iPads. Modern living dictates that size does matter when it comes to accessories. Nowadays, only the man bag can do.
It has to be acknowledged that a bag is not to every man’s taste – there are men out there who still harbour the feeling that it suggests a feminine statement that is one too far…..a man bag just doesn’t scream macho and to them, that matters. So they struggle along with overloaded pockets.
Well chaps, here’s the thing. It’s time to throw in the towel and get with it! If you are one of those who can’t grasp the concept that is cool for men to have a bag, there is a solution! Thomas Lyte is a leather atelier that is found only in London’s exclusive Burlington Arcade or online. It is a leather atelier that creates hand crafted accessories using the finest calf hide and dying techniques. Thomas Lyte has introduced a line of bags for men that will erase any hindering thought that bags should be the sole preserve of women.
Thomas Lyte is a preserve of traditional craftsmanship, a very reputable producer of high quality leather accessories like briefcases, weekend holdalls, laptop cases, wallets. Its Byron North/South bag for men can’t fail to appeal to every man, regardless of how hot blooded they are. Made of the finest quality calf leather, the Byron North/South bag is simple in design – simple in a way that screams quality. The bags are functional, ideal in size with an adjustable shoulder strap made from flexible woven fabric. Aside from being made of the supplest calf leather, it is suede lined and features a zipped interior pocket and a spacious back pocket with a compartment for a smart phone or iPod. There is even a headphone port so handling calls on the go or listening to music is easy. The Thomas Lyte Byron bag is a very masculine, stylish accessory for the professional urban dweller. The Byron man bag comes in Black, Chocolate or Tan and is perfectly suited for business wear or casual. It’s also a great gift idea to introduce a latent male to 21st Century fashion essentials. Clothes may maketh the man but an obvious work of quality in a man bag like the Byron bag will certainly add a classy, finishing touch to any look.
Matching accessories is almost de rigueur when you own a brand like Thomas Lyte. Available in classic finishes or current hot shades like sea green/petrol blue, nude and cognac are Thomas Lyte’s very stylish laptop bags and iPad cases. The Byron laptop bags are reminiscent of traditional outdoor bags or artists’ satchels giving a casually elegant appearance. For the man on the move a Kenley day bag is just the ticket. As functional as it is stylish, the Kenley bag opens to reveal a spacious main compartment, a large zipped pocket and removable shoe pouch whilst the wide zip closure allows for ease of access. This is a business accessory fit for any overnight trip.
Right down to the calf leather watch rolls and leather grained wallets, Thomas Lyte’s leather accessories are certainly statement ones – statements of impeccable taste and style that say a lot about a man and there’s not a feminine whiff in sight.
So men, take a leaf out of the good style book and get with it – accessories are big. Don’t get a hat, get a bag!