Men's Leather Wrist Bags
A gentleman who carries a wrist bag or clutch is a fashionable fellow indeed, one who means business. Moreover, he’s equal amounts stylish and empowered! Stylish because a well-chosen masculine clutch will enhance his look, empowered because he doesn’t have to ask his lady to carry things in her handbag!
Utilising a bag to carry the essentials is no longer for women alone, men can now bring their bits and bobs in style. And ladies, this makes shopping for gifts easier, don’t stick to the go-to gifts of cheap leather belts for men or the ever popular men’s travel sized wash bags - now you can buy an uber cool men’s leather wrist bag for your chap! And while there are many types of man-bag - leather wrist bags for men or clutch bags are ideal for daily use due to their smaller size, providing convenience and style when carrying the essentials - making this the perfect choice when a commuter bag for men is just too cumbersome. Many designer brands specialise in leather bags for men, take a look through their selection of men’s overnight bags that exude an air of classic style and luxury, or take a gander at their leather wrist bags and clutch bags - both of which have straps for comfortable wearing. The accessories strap aka wristlet on a wrist bag is short as it is meant to wrap around the arm, whereas a clutch bag might have a longer strap so it could be worn across the body, hanging off a shoulder.
Below, you’ll find some practical advice on how to go about choosing the best men’s clutch bag, how to make use of your new fashion piece, and how to use one bag to create multiple looks.
How to Choose the Best Wrist Bag?So you’ve decided that a men’s leather clutch bag would make a great addition to your wardrobe. Well, if this is your first “man bag” purchase, allow us to help demystify the process of choosing one.
When it comes to adding an item to your wardrobe, there are a few things to consider.
- Value for Money
- Ease of Use
Value for MoneyTwo of the best ways to measure the worth of an item you purchase: Firstly, how often you'll wear it and how it will make you feel when you do. We encourage you to think about your style, what your favourite things to wear are, what you feel most comfortable.
Doing this is a great exercise to make sure that the small bag you choose will go with your already existing wardrobe, or at least your favourite items therein.
Secondly, choose an item that you are happy with, don’t be afraid to shop around and look online. Your style is a form of self-expression and selecting the right piece will make you feel like a million bucks as you’re wearing it around - and THAT, kind sirs, is how you know you’ve got real value from your wrist bag purchase.
ColourGone are the days where your bag must match your shoes, now you can allow yourself a little freedom when choosing a colour. Having said that - our suggestion is to go with a wrist bag that will go with most of your outfits. Perhaps it would be best to stick with a classic colour like earthy browns, greys, or black - as opposed to flashy colours like fuschia pink or sunshine yellow!
In other words, please stay away from colours that are louder than a train horn and you will be fine. You’ll thank us later for this advice, but if you have your heart set on a brighter coloured bag, keep in mind that this will likely be a statement piece to use occasionally.
MaterialOne fundamental thing to keep in mind when choosing the fabric for your day to day bag is that it’s bound to get dirty. You will spill stuff on it, dip it into things (especially if it’s hanging off your wrist), and you will place in on surfaces that may not be sparkling clean.
For this reason, we suggest that you choose a material that is easy to wipe clean, such as leather which is not only easy to clean, but men’s leather clutch bags will always make the wearer look polished, and leather never goes out of style.
Leather has been the go-to material for bags and shoes for centuries due to its durability. Moreover, leather handheld bags for men will dress up any outfit, from the super casual to the more formal look.
Ease of Use
Wrist bags are known for their compactness, so be mindful of how big the things that you plan on putting in them are. The chances are that you won’t be able to carry everything and your kitchen sink in a bag so small. So keep in mind that there are phones of many sizes, your keys might have keychains on them; the essential items you have with you can add up.
Also, our suggestion, especially if this is one of your first bag purchases, is to get a wrist bag with a comfortable wrist strap that is a bit larger than you need. Once you realise how convenient it is to carry a bag with you, you might want to add more things to it, so give yourself the room to play.
Things You Can Carry in a Wrist Bag
So gentlemen, let’s get down to the practical details, because why carry around a wrist bag unless it makes your life easier? How, you might ask, well, let us show you...
In a nutshell, anything you presently carry in your pockets can now go straight into your small leather bag. Things like your phone, wallet (or a reduced version of this consisting a credit card, ID, and some cash), car keys, house keys will have a new-found home in your new stylish accessory.
If you already carry a larger bag around, firstly kudos to you for being such a fashion-forward UK gent. Secondly, you might need to downsize the number of things you take with you. A smaller bag is meant to give you a weightless feeling and freedom of movement. The best thing to do in this case is to carry the bare essentials with you and leave your messenger bag to occasions where it’s an absolute must to carry around bulkier items.
How to Style a Wrist Bag
Choosing the right wrist bag is not only important because of all the ways it makes your life trouble-free, but also because of the way it will make you look. That’s right! The perfect clutch bag will transcend practicality and become a fashion statement.
Whether you are walking your dog, running errands, going to a business meeting, or going out for drinks with friends, a leather bag is a perfect way for you to carry your items with you stylishly.
Below are a few outfits that will be enhanced both in practicality and style with the mere addition of a leather men’s wrist bag to your snazzy get-up.
The Gentleman Next Door
Occasion: Walking your dog
Outfit: Combine your men’s leather bag with some casual everyday jeans, loafers and a simple polo shirt. Any colour will work well with this outfit. You will be turning heads ever so effortlessly!
The Show Stopper
Occasion: A day at the horse
Outfit: Long riding boots over your breeches, worn with a simple white shirt under a blue jacket will complement any earthy coloured, grey, or black leather bag. It’s the perfect outfit to combine style and practicality.
The Casual Professional
Occasion: A dressed-down business meeting
Outfit: For a dressed down yet stylish look, combine a business jacket or blazer and a shirt with blue jeans. A dressy shoe will balance out this outfit, and your leather clutch bag will add the final touch!
The Casual but Trendy Look
Occasion: Walking around town, running errands
Outfit: Your small leather clutch will make the perfect accessory to khaki pants with white loafers, accented with a darker top - a long sleeve thin jumper or a shirt perhaps. An earthy colour such as brown would complement this outfit very well.
The Fashion-Forward Look
Occasion: Going out with friends for a casual dinner
Outfit: A white t-shirt and brown leather jacket can complement dark khakis and sneakers very well. Your black or grey mini bag will add another level to this outfit by making it more fashionable and practical.
Occasion: Golfing with friends or business partners
Outfit: A polo shirt and shorts with golfing shoes is practically a uniform on the golf course. Stand out by adding your clutch as an accessory that won’t only complement your outfit, but add practicality and a playful accent to the rest of this look.