Free Shipping Today!

Men's Leather Bags: The Ultimate 2022 Buying Guide

mens leather bags buyers guide

If you're new to the world of men's leather bags, you'd be forgiven for having more than a little confusion as to which one is right for you.

There's a ton of choice out there for a great real leather companion and since they're a large investment, you're probably not going to take a gamble on something you're not sure of.

You're going to be looking for something that will make a statement and stand the test of time, but still be super useful. And quite right too.

In the following guide, we've presented all the different options you've got for a men's leather bag. Whether you're looking for something smaller and compact in a men's leather purse, or something a bit bigger in a leather duffel bag, we hope to break down all the choices here. All in the hope that what you're looking for becomes just that little bit clearer.

Leather Messenger Bags

In recent years, men's leather messenger bags have become perhaps the most popular choice for a men's leather bag. As more and more men are needing to carry around laptops and other devices for work, a messenger bag is a great choice.

We tend to see that these types of men's leather bags are more popular with professionals such as lawyers and professors. We get feedback that these bags are perfect for those want to give a serious impression at work, but also show off a bit of their classic style.

If this sounds like what you're looking for, be sure to measure your laptop first (diagonally), then look for a messenger bag that fits your exact laptop. If you're ready to look now, feel free to browse our collection by laptop fit size:

As leather messenger bags are usually carried with a shoulder strap, you'll want to check out the weight too (especially if you're going to be carrying it long distances). If you've never had a leather bag before, you might be a little surprised at the weight. Top tip: don't buy a bigger leather messenger bag than you need - weight is a real thing to consider here.

You'll also want to make sure you go with the right type of leather. Not sure which type of leather is right for you? Check out our full guide here: Different Types of Leather: A Buyer’s Guide.

From here, you can check out our full collection of leather messenger bags.

Men's Leather Bags The Daily

Leather Satchels/Purses

If you're looking for something a little smaller, leather purses or leather satchels can be great options as men's leather bags.

These are ideal if you're just looking for a man's bag to carry your basics for the day. Think phone, wallet, keys and perhaps a small tablet or laptop.

You'll find leather purses way more convenient than overstuffing your pockets and they also make a great style statement. A day visiting a new city, or meeting friends for lunch tend to be great occasions to consider a leather satchel. Think of them as your 'day bag'.

We've been getting some great feedback recently on using our fanny pack as the perfect day bag. You can check it out here: The Fanny Pack

From this link, you can check out our collection of leather purses.

Men's Leather Bags The Distressed Messenger

Leather Briefcases

If you're looking to make a seriously good impression, you still can't beat a top quality leather briefcase.

We find our leather briefcases are really popular among lawyers, doctors, executives and others in high powered professional fields.

Hard shell leather briefcases were created in a time when paper was king. Most great hard shell briefcases will now have adapted to have slots to hold your laptop and other devices, however these will still function best for those with paper heavy professions.

Soft exterior leather briefcases will tend to be a great option for those that are looking for more protection for their devices. Look for something with a shoulder strap so that when things get ready, you can swap how you're carrying your briefcase.

At The Real Leather Company, we stock both hard and soft shell leather briefcases and you can check them out here: Leather Briefcases.


Mens leather bags The Reagan


Leather Duffel Bags

Looking to pick up a men's leather bag for a weekend away with friends or a partner? Leather duffel bags are a really great option. Not only will they keep your gear safe and secure, but they can take an absolute beating far better than most.

If you're looking for something for a relaxing weekend away, leather duffel bags will make a great impression at a fancy hotel.

But, if you're looking for something for a trip exploring, perhaps in the great outdoors, you won't find much out there that can stand the strain better than a quality leather duffel bag.

Not only are they great for trips, but you'll find a boatload of other occasions to use leather duffel bags for too. At The Real Leather Company, we love to use ours as gym bags and beach bags - they hold up way better than anything we've used before.

Here, you can check out our collection of leather duffel bags.

Mens leather bags the coarse

Leather Backpacks

Not your average backpack, men's leather backpacks are designed to be rough, rugged and primarily; great for the outdoors.

They'll hold up amazingly well to a really rough day hiking or exploring and will become ever better companions over time. Grab all the gear out need for a day in the wilderness and pack it all in.

We've also seen great feedback from some customers on using their leather backpacks as an everyday carry companion. We make sure our leather backpacks are designed to hold all your gear, including a laptop. Sometimes, there's really no replacement for an awesome everyday backpack.

Here, you can check out our collection of leather backpacks.

mens leather bags the rucksack

So there you have it - the different types of men's leather bags. Looking for a great day bag? Check out a men's leather purse. What about a professional work bag for your grandson whose about to become a lawyer? Maybe check out a leather briefcase.

Whatever your case or occasion, we think there's a great men's leather bag in our collection for you or your loved one.

If you're still not 100% sure what you're looking for, why not check out our full collection of men's leather bags. We've put our most popular items first in the collection, so you can see what our customers are preferring.