The vivid landscape of contemporary men’s bags reflects the equalizing of carrying aesthetics across gender lines, as well as the general post-normcore cultural drift towards the appeal of survivalist utilitarian ensembles. Designer backpacks and travel bags strive to performance-driven details and technical fabrics or leathers, with a balanced blend of form and function working towards appeal and premium durability. Messenger bags, document cases, pouches, and briefcases pair craftsmanship with elevated design, engineered for durability and enduring aesthetic appreciability. Familiar forms are refined and updated with aplomb. Playful and nostalgic elements prevail elsewhere, with deconstruction, unexpected graphical elements, and inventive silhouettes demanding attention and cognitive engagement. Cotton twill, denim, and technical canvas totes address the seemingly never-ending tote fever of postmodern city life, with printed graphics and signature house details bringing artful accents into the realm of the everyday practical implement.