Whether or not you like it, sometimes you have to carry a bag.
The male bag zone, though, is a precarious one—you often feel caught between bike messenger, mutual
fund salesman and "murse" territory.
Consider an interesting option: Leonello Borghi's
bags. Borghi's bags are simple and functional,
but made from super luxe, unique materials—and considering his background at Prada, Armani and Ralph
Lauren, we'd expect no less. He constructs casual shapes (bowling, messenger and travel) from materials like
calfskin and karung snake, and the result is a series of impressive carriers that will leave your
We like the Achilles
collection made from New Zealand calfskin, and the Neptune
made from Thai stingray (nothing says you're a man like a poison-secreting fish from Asia). The bags are
constructed using reinforced binding so they're sturdy but lightweight, and all sport three inner pockets
designed specifically for a cellphone, blackberry and passport—perfect for hopping that last minute
plane to Helsinki. And come August, Borghi will feature a line of canvas and leather bags exclusively for
Which means you'll finally look like the best dressed bike messenger on the block.
660 Madison Ave
(between 60th and 61st)
Upper East Side
New York, NY 10065