Tired of carrying around your laptop and important work docs in your backpack? Or worse, your gym bag? Guilty as charged. Sometimes we have to ‘adult’ and, well, now is one of those times. That’s right, it’s time for a briefcase. We know your pain, but don’t worry because men’s briefcases have come such a long way since your dad used to cart one back and forth to work yesteryear. Sure you can find a classic hard case briefcase (if that’s your thing), but today it’s all about soft buttery leather, vintage looks, canvas, nylon, and in different shapes and sizes. Plus, now you can carry one over your shoulder or across your body depending on the strap. A killer briefcase is always an indicator of success, drive, and ambition. So fake it ’til you make it! Shop some of our favorite designer briefcases for men in 2021.
1. Best Men’s Briefcase of 2021: Frye ‘Logan’ Leather Briefcase in Cognac – Buy It Here
We’re loving this option this season because it provides us a vintage feel with a modern twist. A true classic style (and one of the best sellers), while we love it in traditional cognac brown, it also comes in other great colors like dark brown, navy blue, slate grey, and more. See more color options here!
2. Filson ‘Original’ Classic Canvas Briefcase in Tan – Buy It Here
American made, water-resistant material, and rustic style? What more could you want! We’re also digging the additional colors like navy blue, otter green, and cinder. See more color options here!
3. The Dunhill ‘Cadogan’ Leather Case in Sharp Navy Blue – Buy It Here
One of the sharpest options of the season, this document case is made of grainy calfskin leather that’s almost buttery soft, lightweight at just 2.5 pounds, and has three inner wall pockets makes it one of our favorites of all time. Plus, the color is amazing.
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The Calvin Klein ‘Faux Leather’ Messenger Bag in Black – Buy It Here
Here’s the perfect option for those of us who are looking for something in a faux leather! It’s new from Calvin Klein, is super durable which makes it perfect for the business traveler, and even has a padded laptop compartment to keep everything protected.
5. Cheap Alert: Incase Designs ‘City Collection’ Heather Grey/Black Men’s Briefcase – Buy It Here
This one is pretty no-frills, but perfectly priced and a great option for the city worker who’s on and off trains, buses, and in and out of taxis.
6. The Ted Baker Water Resistant Carrier in Blue – Buy It Here
This option is super durable, sturdy, and water-resistant! You can carry it in a traditional manner via the two handles or use the attached strap to sport over your shoulder or across your chest. Seriously, how nice is that blue color?!
7. Topo Designs ‘Commuter’ Durable Nylon Briefcase in Olive Green – Buy It Here
Another great pick that’s made right here in America (support local!) and can be worn traditionally on your shoulder, across your chest, or can even be worn as a backpack thanks to the hidden straps. It’s your call! This one also comes in black, charcoal grey, and navy blue. See more color options here!
8. On Trend: Shinola Signature Leather Briefcase in Bourbon Brown – Buy It Here For
We love pretty much anything that Shinola comes out with. Made in the USA, this leather options also comes in black, bourbon, and deep rich brown. See more color options here!
9. Tumi Men’s Black Nylon Slim Briefcase With Leather Bottom – Buy It Here
If you’re not into leather, this is the perfect pick for you since it comes in nylon, making it totally water-resistant. It looks sleek, slim, and totally on trend. Plus, it’s currently at a really great price!
10. Filson ’24 Hour’ Tin Cloth Briefcase in Navy Blue – Buy It Here
This one is water-resistant and comes with extra pockets so you can store some additional essentials in them, which makes it great for the traveler too. This one also comes in navy blue, green, and tan. See more color options here!
11. The Ted Baker London Document Bag in Olive Green – Buy It Here
This one comes in durable nylon (in olive green) along with a stylish faux-leather trim. It also comes in a nice classic black option too. See more colors here!
12. The BOSS ‘Crosstown’ in Pastel Brown Leather – Buy It Here
How amazing is this color brown?! It’s not too dark or too light, but will still turn heads on your commute. Made from Italian leather we love how it mixes a classic look with a new modern twist.
13. Ted Baker London Rubberized Briefcase in Grey – Buy It Here
14. Ted Baker Document Briefcase – Buy It Here
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