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Man Bag 101 | Why Every Guy Needs a Satchel

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Aaron's Nutsac | Satchel with Leather Closure
The man bag is increasing essential accessory in the modern man's style arsenal. In this video men's style, grooming, fitness and lifestyle expert, Aaron Marino of IAmAlphaM, AaronMarino, and Pete & Pedro goes over why you need a man bag, what makes a man bag a 'man bag', and how to pick one.

Why You Need a Man Bag

Alpha talks about the man bags he owns, and how a man bag has saved his life in the past. The bag has been functional (and incredibly valuable) and now it's becoming fashionable, comfortable, and advantageous rather than using pockets.

Alpha discusses all of the crap that men carry around these days (not including computers): phones which are getting bigger, wallets, keys, headphones, phone chargers, shades, and gum / mints. With a man bag, your pockets are free from crap and you can carry stuff with style and class.

What Makes a Man Bag

  1. Backpack - great for carrying heavy stuff. It's not a man bag!
  2. Traditional and Modern Briefcases - the super structured formal option isn't that functional for carrying stuff other than paper and pens, and you don't see them that much anymore. If you have a computer, a modern briefcase is used. Both aren't man bags!
  3. Messenger bags - not man bags either!

 

Man Bag Options

Where do you get a man bag? They are difficult to find- you can find messenger bags and computer bags but not a ton of man bag options!

  1. Diesel Bags- overpriced for the quality. Some are funky but quality is crappy.
  2. Nutsac Bags - the greatest name for a man bag! The bags are sassy, and Alpha gets tons of compliments on his bag.

 

Like stylish shoes, you need a variety of options for a variety of situations. You can't just have a computer bag. He covers stylish options for man bags: small to large and casual to dressy. Alpha has a multiple man bags for different situations and outfits. It's like a super cool accessory.


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