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How to Wear a Man Bag: the Folio

A folio bag is a masculine statement piece made for the style-conscious gent. Smart, sleek and stylish; the man bag is crafted to suit the modern man’s needs. To make it your own, it’s all in the styling. Here’s how to wear yours.

Gone are the days when carrying a bag meant sacrificing your masculinity. The folio bag is a classic man bag that shows you mean business whether you’re suited and booted or dressed down in jeans. Learn how to carry your man bag with style while maintaining your masculine look with our style tips.

Work your bag into the office

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Choose a black leather folio for work; it’s effortlessly elegant and allows you to carry your laptop or your work documents in style. Leather is a perfect choice for a working man as it’s a timeless piece that will help you transition from season to season. The bag’s classic style helps to create a refined look and is a perfect option for the work environment as it always looks polished. Wear your folio bag with a smart suit and a white shirt, and top the look off with a pair of dress shoes or loafers. The man bag is also an ideal accessory when worn with a suit.

Go fearless in colour

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Take a fearless approach to fashion and complement your look with a splash of colour. Ditch the traditional black or brown folio bag and opt for a colourful style. Sticking to a simple yet bold colour palette makes your bag a focal point. Balance your outfit by styling your bag with relaxed silhouettes for a laid-back attitude. Opt for larger sizes for daytime or try a printed version – coloured stripes always work well. For a playful, fun and blogger-esque look, opt for folded over and rolled up styles that create interesting shapes with soft and curved edges.

Make a statement at night


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Leather folio bags are perfect for transitioning from day to night. At night, team your man bag with tailored trousers, blazers, prints and warm colours. A bold coloured folio bag with leather trim would be ideal for a fun night out. Don’t be afraid to go bold and pick shades like orange, cobalt blue or yellow. Bold colours work well if you’re using the man bag to make a statement but you can always choose neutrals for a more classic rendition. To achieve an elegant and sophisticated style, wear your folio bag with tailored trousers, a white button-down and luxe jacket and hit the bar in style.