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This Is a Grown Man’s Bag

Put that backpack down, man.

  • 17 February 2015

We get it: nothing rages against the corporate machine like sidling off to work in a sweatshirt and jeans, backpack slung oh-so-casually over a shoulder.

But no matter how it’s dressed up — leather zipper pulls, wax-coated fabrics — a backpack is still the OshKosh of carrying things.

Adult yourself with the Ego Bag, crafted by hand in California by the good folks at accessories line The Bellwether Project.

Yes, a regrettable name. What didn’t make the cut, the Arrogance Satchel?

Nevertheless, it’s a sophisticated revision of your nylon carry-all.

Looks good and feels good, whether you’re settling into a barstool for a drink or setting off for a meeting with a money guy.

Everything inside your current backpack (a digital copy of The Lean Startup, kale chips, etc.) will fit neatly within the Ego Bag’s 11” x 15” leather pouch.

Has an envelope-style closure.

Has a suede lining. Has an interior pocket.

Just don’t call it a man purse.

You’re better than that.

The Specifics

The Bellwether Project

Move past the backpack. 

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