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 of 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 crossbody bag, 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 stroll, 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:
STORY mfg. Stash Bag
As we've come to expect with any piece from STORY mfg., this bag is crafted using a natural dying process and is hand crocheted with organic cotton. Knowing what goes into making each of the label's pieces makes you appreciate it for more than its stylistic pros.
Bottega Veneta Mini Cassette Bag
Bottega Veneta's craftsmanship is undisputed when it comes to working with leather, this piece is made from intreccio-woven grained lambskin.
Porter-Yoshida & Co. Tanker Clip Shoulder Bag
Specialist bag brand Porter Yoshida & Co. knows a thing or two about what makes a good crossbody bag, they have been in the game of luggage since 1935 after all. The Clip Shoulder Bag is a part of the brand’s Tanker series that uses a three-layer fabric adopted by the US Air Force for its flight jackets and dates back to the 80s.
Highsnobiety Small Tote
Creating a mini version of our tote bags, this tiny companion turns into a crossbody bag through its adjustable strap.
Marni Tribeca Crossbody Bag
Shiny PVC fabric and a blue and brown color-blocked design will make this crossbody bag stand out from the others in your collection.
Acne Studios Crossbody Face Bag
Crafted from recycled polyester, this compact bag comes with all the pockets and pouches you will need to carry your daily essentials.
JW Anderson Chain Baguette Anchor Bag
Coming entirely in brown leather with gold-tone hardware, this baguette bag is a quiet flex to finish off your 'fit.
and Wander Waterproof Satchel
There's no risk of your possessions getting wet with this satchel from the Japanese outdoor label and Wander.
Maison Margiela Glam Slam Bag
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 calf leather lining.
Loewe Puzzle Mini Leather
The missing piece to the puzzle that is an outfit, sling this large leather crossbody bag over your shoulder to complete any look.
Dior Lingot 22 Bag
Luxury bags and monogram prints go together like a horse and carriage, this is one that takes Dior' Oblique jacquard and adds it to the black-grained calfskin body of this crossbody bag.
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