It can certainly be hard to shop for the man who has everything (perhaps you even include yourself in that category!), but there are two things I think everyone can appreciate at any given time: A stylish men’s watch and a well-made leather bag. Luckily for all of us, there’s one brand your Style Guide author recommends that carefully crafts standout examples in each category.
Of course, the headline gave it away: Detroit-based Shinola, as you know if you read this blog, makes some of the coolest men’s watches AND today’s standout style highlight: The Shinola Computer Brief, one of the best leather bags for men. It’s the sort of piece that would make a fine, heirloom-quality gift for the guy on the go this season, so let’s find out why, shall we?
A word to the wise: The Shinola Computer Brief isn’t just any standard leather bag, although it checks off all the boxes you’d expect from a highly functional yet stylish everyday messenger bag in that regard, too. It’s made from the brand’s signature, oil-infused Navigator leather, done up in a handsome shade of brown that’s not unlike some of the best leather watches also made by the company. The Shinola Computer Brief will develop a rich patina over time because of that leather, although you can also buff out those scratches and protect this handsome leather briefcase, too.
Better still is the fact that the sleek Shinola Computer Brief still manages to incorporate plentiful pockets for your everyday carry, including a long interior zip pocket and open pockets for your cellphone and naturally, other stylish Shinola leather goods. Within, you’ll also find that the Shinola Computer Brief features a 15-inch laptop pocket and a pen holder, both crucial for the modern man on the go.
Bear in mind that the Shinola Computer Brief is certainly investment-worthy at nearly $900, but given that it’s a highly useful, durable, sharp everyday leather bag, it’ll absolutely pay for itself time and time again.