Rod Stewart has one – The ‘Man Bag’ – Check out our Best Ones!

He once sang about gladrags and handbags and asked the public if they thought he was sexy but even his most ardent of fans might disagree after perusing this photograph of Rod Stewart. It was taken after he landed at Miami International Airport in Florida, following a long haul trip that saw him and his wife, Penny Lancaster and sons Alistair, six, and 10-month-old Aiden, travel from Heathrow via the south of France. The Celtic supporter struck many a pose as he left the airport carrying his (or was it his wifes’?) silver glittery bag and fans might say that he did not wear it so well. If you want to strike a pose with a manbag, then take our advice and don’t go for silver glitter but keep it understated and go for a more classic look. Rod may be able to get away with it – just, but us normal folk would look, well, plain silly, wouldn’t you agree? For the best manbags, take a look at our favourites and forget you ever saw Rods!

Hunter Brown Leather Manbag – £50

This soft, buffed hunter brown leather messenger bag comes with a magnetised button fastening, adjustable shoulder strap and several smaller inner utility pockets that are suitable for stationary, mobile phones, spectacles and other daytime accessories. Also available in glazed medium brown. Available from http://www.divinetrash.co.uk

Ben Sherman Messenger Bag – £35

Union Jack messenger bag by Ben Sherman. Featuring a curved, rectangular main with zip through fastening to the top, Union Jack design with logo detailing to the front, shoulder strap with an adjustable length, and logo detailing to the interior, in a smooth, leather look finish. Adopted by the Mod movement of the 1960s, Ben Sherman channel their Mod roots to a contemporary range of menswear, including everything from their iconic check shirts to polos and print t-shirts. Buy from http://www.asos.com

Troop Zip Messenger Bag – £32.99

A really well thought out bag with pockets aplenty. Made of 100% cotton and Italian leather Currently available in black or khaki. Troop make a great range of bags at an affordable price and this 100% cotton with Italian leather trim zip messenger bag is no exception. There is a trimmed zip pocket in the front flap which lifts to reveal another zip pocket. The fully lined zipped main compartment has a zip pocket in the rear and drop pockets to the fore. There is a further zip pocket across the back and the canvas strap is fully adjustable. Buy from http://www.blokesbags.co.uk/

100% Leather Cortez Messenger Bag – £90

This 100% leather, top quality man bag is made from Vacqueta top grain cowhide leather and features a cortez logo. The bag features a lined front flap that is securely fastened by two concealed magnetic tabs. Under the flap is a big open top pocket with a zip pocket in the lining and a full width open topped pocket with organiser. At the back of the bag is an open topped pocket secured by a central magnetic button. Buy from http://www.divinetrash.co.uk/

Timberland Earthkeepers Back Bay Laptop Briefcase – £85

Our Earthkeepers™ Back Bay Luggage series is crafted from recycled nylon to be kinder to the environment, and includes all the functionality and rugged durability you expect from Timberland® gear. Our water-resistant Back Bay Laptop Briefcase features a removable padded sleeve which fits up to a 15-inch laptop, padded shoulder straps for comfort and plenty of compartments to store your gear safely. http://www.timberlandonline.co.uk/

Whillas & Gunn Body Bag – £76

Across the body bag by Whillas & Gunn. Constructed in durable cotton canvas with contrast leather trims. Featuring a fold-over design, a leather strap with a pin buckle fastening to the front, antique metal hardware, bound trims with worn detailing, a signature brand patch to the side, an adjustable across the body strap, contrast checked lining, an inner zip pocket and a logo tab to the interior. Producing quality outerwear since 1972, family run Australian brand Whillas & Gunn combines timeless rugged Australian outerwear with contemporary styling and a polished fit. Unsurpassed attention to detail and a care for quality make sure Whillas & Gunn garments stand the test of time in terms of both durability and style. Buy from http://www.asos.com/

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