Calvin Klein Safari Messenger Bag – $59.50
Another almost perfect work bag for the office that isn’t too buttoned up. But where’s the top short-trip handle? Yes the shoulder strap is standard, but what most guys need is a shoulder strap for the longer trips, and a short one for grabbing it out of the car and walking into work.
It’s cotton canvas with leather trim and terrific metal accents. Flap over closure with magnetic buckles that keep the top closed. Green/brown for a more casual office, the black isn’t board room ready but looks more polished.
It’s sharp enough that maybe you could overlook the lack of a top handle, and just cinch down that shoulder strap to lug it into work from the car, but that’ll get awkward. Wish it had just a small top handle, like this bag from J. Crew, that unlike the CK bag just looks too schlumpy: