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.