6 Of The Most Stylish British Men’s Bag Brands

By Amy Wakeham

3 months ago

From folios to weekend holdalls

The crowning accessory of any outfit? A bag, of course. Put the finishing touch to your wardrobe with a slick men’s bag from one of these British brands.

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Best British Men’s Bag Brands

1. Elvis & Kresse

Best For: Conscious design

Notice something a bit different about Elvis & Kresse bags? That’s because they’re made exclusively from reclaimed materials. Initially, this was just old fire hoses (for over a decade none of London’s fire hoses have gone to landfill and over 300 tonnes of material has been reclaimed) but now also from 15 different upcycled mediums, including leather offcuts from Burberry. Fifty percent of its profits go back to charity, too.

EXPLORE: elvisandkresse.com

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2. Ettinger

Best For: Luxury leather

Started in 1934 by Gerry Ettinger, the family-run brand is today helmed by his son, Robert. Its focus is luxury leather goods, all of which it makes in its UK factories, and in 1996 it received a Royal Warrant from the then Prince of Wales. Each of its canvas or leather bags is made by hand, using traditional techniques, and brass hardware.

EXPLORE: ettinger.co.uk

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3. Fairfax & Favor

Best For: Timelessness

Putting a fresh slant on traditional British country style, Fairfax & Favour makes timeless men’s bags for work and play – whether that’s a stylish leather folio for the office, or a handsome travel bag for weekend trips. Its leather is from tanneries accredited by the Leather Working Group.

EXPLORE: fairfaxandfavor.com

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4. Mulberry

Best For: Sustainability

Over its 50+ years in business, Mulberry has become known not just for its beloved bag designs, but its innovative approach to sourcing and sustainability. It is pioneering a hyper-local supply chain and working with a network of progressive farmers who are committed to practices that improve soil health and encourage biodiversity. It also uses recycled nylon and regenerative organic cotton, and has the Mulberry Exchange for its pre-loved bags.

EXPLORE: mulberry.com

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5. Tusting

Best For: Quiet luxury

Based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, Tusting makes all its men’s bags in its own factory, from start to finish. Its tannery opened in 1875, and over the years it has supplied leather to Northampton shoemakers like Church’s, Cheaney and Crockett & Jones. Its backpacks, briefcases and holdalls are designed to be timeless and understated.

EXPLORE: tusting.co.uk

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6. Swaine

Dating back to 1750, Swaine has been making luxury goods for royalty and the rich and famous ever since. Its leather is sourced from English cattle, and is tanned and shaped in workshops using the bridle leather silage process. This allows the leather to age with grace and stand the test of time. Traditional craftsmanship is at the heart of all its bags: one of its attaché cases takes over 30 hours to make.

EXPLORE: swaine.london

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