All About M.E. | Leather Backpacks

Leather Backpack in Black by Hugo Boss, $675; Extreme Rucksack in Black by Montblanc, $830.

Living in a city is expensive, but owning a car can break the bank. New Yorkers who don’t have the luxury of a car carry their lives on their back. No matter the borough, men are always carrying bags. Upgrade your style game with one of these leather backpacks.

These aren’t your traditional canvas college backpacks, all beaten and torn. Instead, this new necessity should be considered a statement piece. It offers both utility and a reflection of one’s lifestyle.

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For the urban sartorialist, patchwork backpacks will standout from the crowds. A Brooklyn hipster pairs nicely with a neutral satchel bag. From Wall Street to the boardroom, the business guru should own a textured, sleek classic bag.

Finding the perfect leather companion is easy with the help of brands like Coach, Want Les Essentials, and Steven Alan. Once you find the perfect backpack, all that’s left to do is load up your life and head out the door.