Best Men’s Cross-Body Bags

07 October 2019
Fashion, Style, Cross-Body Bags, Street Style, Streetwear, Hype, Supreme, Raf Simons x Eastpak, Loewe
The cross-body bag, once a womenswear staple, has in recent years made its way into the wardrobes of men and we're all for them. Here, we have compiled a list of the best across-the-chest bags you can get your hands on right now...

Loewe

You’ll be hard pressed to find a more chic cross-body bag than this. It comes in a strong, gunmetal grey, which contrasts with the black handle and proves creative director JW Anderson hasn’t lost his eye for luxury and taste. It features a zipper with knotted calf puller, an adjustable, detachable strap, back tab to be worn over a belt, bonded gold suede lining and three credit card slots. £725 at loewe.com

Sandqvist

For those making their first dive into this most practical of trends, then try Sandqvist’s simple, classy and non-threatening entry-level offering. It is made from black Cordura EcoMade polyester, boasts leather details and comes with an adjustable strap. Black is a subtle way to see if this bag style is for you. Sling it over your shoulder, put on a trance playlist and get trigger-finger weird. £49 at urbanoutfitters.com

Raf Simons x Eastpak

This fabulous and longstanding collaboration (in its ninth iteration) has helped make Raf Simons more accessible. We love the rich burgundy colour and its very Eastpak use of polyester, not to mention its many pockets, each of them spacious, making it a practical choice too. £100 at eastpak.com

Supreme

If teal, magenta, Realtree camouflage and black aren’t the essential colours of bumbags then I don’t know what is. Skatewear megalith turned all-things-hype label Supreme has you covered with this neat, compact and waterproof cross-body bag. If this style of bag is all about the brand, then Supreme is a strong name to blare out from your hip. £44 at supremenewyork.com

Cos

Slender and understated, this is a very classy bag. It comes in a calm blue/black colour scheme, made from light, technical fabric with a metal clip fastening. The strap fastening around your ribs makes for a comfortable and secure wear. This bag proves this accessory isn’t just for drug dealers and obnoxious influencers. £55 at cosstores.com

Reiss

This Reiss cross-body is like a puffer jacket gave birth to a little bag – it’s very cute. The plush, forest green is a grand colour to be wearing this season, while the bag comes with luxurious contrasting gold-tone hardware, is easy to style and is practical – what more could you want? £65 at reiss.com

Zara

With climbing, hiking and the outdoors generally just being like, so, hot right now, this bag is perfect if you want to climb on the bandwagon. The monochrome blacks, whites and greys, contrasting the blue carabiner clips and gold material tab, make for a brilliant high-fashion-inspired cross-body bag for the masses. £19.99 at zara.com

Off-White

This ingenious bag intersects the clutch, the briefcase and the cross-body bag all at once and is made from a cushioned vinyl, featuring a high-vis blue Off-White logo on the front and branded thick strap. This is at the tip of the breaking wave of fashion – so best make sure you are surfing it. £265 at selfridges.com

Polo Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren has emerged as the master of retro in recent years, as it delves into it own archives and trawls out some sweet vintage motifs. This Polo Sport cross-body bag is soaked in Nineties vibes, but its materials and attention to detail is up to date. It comes with a spacious main pocket section and two other zipped compartments, ensuring everything you own has a place and is secure. £109 at selfridges.com

Taikan

This bag weighs in as the best value for money, and the orange and black rope-style strap, the black plastic toggles, the black mesh surface and its contrasted white nylon material are all excellent stylistic flourishes. Taikan is a brand based out of Vancouver whose purpose is to “create desirable, quality bags that are attainable for almost everyone”. We love the mantra and we love this bag. £30 at selfridges.com

Bottega Veneta

Again, the themes of technical wear, outerwear and utility are running through this Bottega Veneta piece. This bag even comes with its own imitation of a climber’s chalk bag, but Harrods describes it as a “dust bag” – whatever could they mean? The shades of bright greens, darker greens and blacks give it a robust, military aesthetic, but put this bag with some suit trousers and a clean shirt and it will look as elegant as you like. £810 at harrods.com

Herschel

This simple messenger bag by Herschel will make for a wonderful cherry on top of any streetwear or skatewear look. It is made of ripstop nylon, which, as the name suggests, uses a special reinforcing technique that makes it resistant to tearing and ripping. It is also fully lined inside, so there’s no need to worry when – not if – England rains you. £50 at mrporter.com


Via British GQ