The days are long over that we see messenger bags only on the backs of bicycle couriers, racing past us, delivering important documents and delicate items from place A to B at lightening speed. Traditionally the bags, worn cross-body, were in shiny orange colour for better visibility in foggy weather and after dark. Messenger bags have become a symbol of the cool, flexible metropolitan, who is getting around mainly by bicycle, but not only. Even men dressed in suits don't shy away from this handy bag or a messenger backpack, to keep their hands free.
There are several names of the type of cross-body bag or backpack used by couriers: Courier bags is one of them. More classical adaptations of the messenger bag date back to the college bag which takes a more conservative approach to the design and is often made of leather.
As we know it can be tricky for men to find the right bag that fulfills its purpose, looks cool or elegant according to the occasion, and is not seen as a purse. The messenger bag is not only a bag men can carry without hesitation. No, messenger bags and messenger backpacks in similar style have become also extremely popular among women.
From leather to nylon: Fabrics for your messenger bag
FREITAG, a Swiss company, known for producing sustainable bags and other products out of disused truck tarps, were the pioneers in bringing the messenger bag into the mainstream. Water-proof and robust as only few other materials.
Today, many brands create messenger bags and messenger backpacks with their own unique twist, made of leather, canvas, nylon and other fabrics, so we all can enjoy a big selection.
If you're after a classic look for every day use, one that you can combine with all your outfits, be it a suit or t-shirt and trainers, come by one of our leather shops in Hoi An. We have some new designs to show you.
And as always: If you need a different size or colour - no problem, just talk to our staff in the shop.