There was a time not too long ago when wearing a "man bag" was considered such a garish fashion choice that laughing at Joey wearing one made up the entire plot for an episode of Friends. However, the universal appreciation of bags in menswear that has since taken place makes that dark time nothing more than a distant memory.

Now, leaving the house without some form of luggage, whether that be a tote, backpack, or crossbody bag, feels like something is missing.

Of all the options, crossbody bags are our favorite bags at the moment. Saving yourself some pocket space by investing in a crossbody bag is as much a practical choice as a stylistic one, stopping you from squeezing everything into your jeans and adding the finishing touch to a look. Pick the correct style, and you can elevate an outfit to a whole other level — especially for the upcoming spring season.

From expertly-crafted leather designs produced by luxury houses such as Maison Margiela to the side bags that have become a streetwear essential, we've rounded up the best men's crossbody bags. Whether it be for travel, going to a festival, or just an everyday look, these accessories are about to make carrying your possessions a heck of a lot easier — and more stylish.

Scroll down for our favorite crossbody bags:

Kapital Shoulder Sling Bag

Shoulder Sling Bag

Shoulder Sling Bag

$325

Kapital

Buy at H.Lorenzo

Paisley patterns are timeless and Kapital is arguably one of the best in the game at making products with them. This Shoulder Bag is a bit on the larger side, making it ideal for those moments when you need more cargo space.

BYBORRE Knitted Crossbody Bag

Knitted Crossbody Bag

Knitted Crossbody Bag

$250

BYBORRE

Buy at Farfetch

BYBORRE is well known for pushing the boundaries of knitwear. This cream-colored offering is a testament to its technical know-how and overall aesthetics.

LUAR x Highsnobiety Ana Bag

Not In Paris 4 Small Ana Bag

Not In Paris 4 Small Ana Bag

$265

Luar x Highsnobiety

Buy at Highsnobiety

Is the LUAR Ana bag the next Telfar tote? It's hard to say for sure, but we do know that the design is democratizing who gets to wear the "it bag" of the moment. As part of an exclusive collaboration with the American label, we have given its crocodile-print bag a green makeover. After all, as LUAR founder Raul Lopez recently told us, "who doesn’t love money green?"

BY WALID Glove Patchwork Messenger Bag

Glove Patchwork Messenger Bag

Glove Patchwork Messenger Bag

$1335

BY WALID

Buy at Farfetch

Upcycled products are always a good choice. The detail embedded into the messenger bag, from the patchwork to the different layers of cotton and suede makes this a unique item worth cherishing.

Comme Des Garçons Shirt x Christian Marclay Messenger Bag

Christian Marclay Messenger Bag

$307

COMME Des GARÇONS Shirt x Christian Marclay

Buy at Slam Jam

Comme Des Garçons teams up with the previous Venice Biennale Gold Lion winner for a collection merging the best of their multidisciplinary worlds. This lightweight Messenger Bag is perfect for grabbing some things on the go and folds up nicely when it's not in service.

Karma8a x Highsnobiety HS Sports Alt Backpack

HS Sports Alt Backpack

HS Sports Alt Backpack

$150

Highsnobiety x KARMA8A

Buy at Highsnobiety

Who says backpacks can’t function as crossbody bags as well? Designed for bouldering, this outdoors bag is suitable for exploring the wilderness or simply biking around the city.

Lacoste x Supreme Small Messenger Bag

Small Messenger Bag

Small Messenger Bag

$242

Lacoste x Supreme

Buy at Farfetch

When two legacy brands unite for a collaborative messenger bag, you can ensure you’re getting a quality product that even has some resale value.

Lemaire x Highsnobiety Not In Paris 4 Small Croissant Bag

Not In Paris 4 Small Croissant Bag

Not In Paris 4 Small Croissant Bag

$780

Lemaire x Highsnobiety

Buy at Highsnobiety

Our collaborative bag with Parisian-based brand Lemaire is part of our recent Not In Paris 4 collection. The Croissant Bag is simply an ode to the City of Love and all of its contributions to culture, especially its pastries.

Eastpack x PLEASURES Rusher Crossbody Bag

Rusher Crossbody Bag

from $25

Eastpack x PLEASURES

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

LA-based Pleasures and Eastpak unite to craft this crossbody bag made using repurposed materials with enough pockets to store all your goodies.

Gramicci Ripstop Chalk Pouch

Ripstop Chalk Pouch

Ripstop Chalk Pouch

$46

Gramicci

SALE UP TO 70% OFF

SALE UP TO 70% OFF

Buy at ssense

Ripstop not only works as a great material for pants, but it’s also perfect for bags. This Chalk Pouch is essential for those days when you need some extra space in a small and stylish way.

Marni Tribeca Crossbody Bag

Tribeca Crossbody Bag

Tribeca Crossbody Bag

$170

Marni

Buy at Highsnobiety

Shiny PVC fabric and a blue and black color-blocked design will make this crossbody bag stand out from the others in your collection.

Jacquemus Le Messageur Shoulder Bag

Le Messageur Shoulder Bag

Le Messageur Shoulder Bag

$443

Jacquemus

Buy at Farfetch

Coming entirely in orange canvas with leather accents, this Le Messageur Bag is a quiet flex to finish off your 'fit.

Y-3 Crossbody Sling Bag

Crossbody Sling Bag

Crossbody Sling Bag

$180

Y-3

Buy at Highsnobiety

If you prefer a more straightforward bag without the extra frills and bright colors, then this Sling Bag might be the one for you.

Sunnei Logo Zipped Shoulder Bag

Logo Zipped Shoulder Bag

Logo Zipped Shoulder Bag

$732

Sunnei

Buy at Farfetch

Leather bags are quintessential to outfits as they get a lot of mileage and can withstand wear and tear. Sunnei executes this shoulder bag in a minimal style that works for any season.

Engineered Garments Shoulder Pouch

Shoulder Pouch

Shoulder Pouch

$93

Engineered Garments

Buy at Nepenthes

The extendable strap on this Shoulder Pouch makes this denim bag durable in more ways than one. Plus, like with all denim, this pouch will also age nicely with time.

Lemaire Soft Crossbody Bag

Soft Crossbody Bag

Soft Crossbody Bag

$910

Lemaire

Buy at Highsnobiety

Besides making good pillows on the go, soft padded bags are becoming a new standard these days due to their ergonomic designs. Lemaire effortlessly blends luxury and functionality with this croissant-inspired, canvas bag.

Maison Margiela Glam Slam Bag

Glam Slam Bag

Glam Slam Bag

$1095

Maison Margiela

Buy at Highsnobiety

Not only does this design boast a distinctive quilted look, but it is also a luxurious statement as it's made from supple ovine leather with a calf leather lining.

Highsnobiety Small Tote

Small Canvas “H” Tote

Small Canvas “H” Tote

$65

Highsnobiety

Buy at Highsnobiety

Creating a mini version of our tote bags, this tiny companion turns into a crossbody bag through its adjustable strap.

Acne Studios Nylon Crossbody Laptop Bag

Nylon Crossbody Laptop Bag

Nylon Crossbody Laptop Bag

$250

Acne Studios

Buy at Highsnobiety

Laptop Bags usually mean business, but you don’t have to sacrifice style to get the job done. Made from a durable nylon ripstop, this bag is suitable to carry your essentials as you jet around town.

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