Excess Baggage

Your next tote says a lot about you. Choose wisely. 

(left) Court Side
Sleek, powerful, and looks great with an Italian suit, this modern interpretation of the “lawyers briefbag” is ideal for the public defender so slick, it’s criminal. PERFECT FOR: Proxy statements and expense receipts. (Bosca Partners Briefcase in Cognac Leather, $498, Bag ’n Baggage, Galleria Dallas)
(right) The Networker
For the aspiring deal-maker, function follows form. Designer-conscious because he has to look his best, this schmooze-hound only needs room in his bag for a dotted line and a pen to sign it with. PERFECT FOR: Misplaced golf tees and a celebratory cigar. (Gucci, $1,420, Neiman Marcus Downtown)

(left) Young at Heart
A messenger bag proves you can be young and sophisticated. It’s perfect for Gen Y-ers who need to dress up their work duds or baby-boomers who refuse to grow up. PERFECT FOR: A Play­Station Portable and a PowerBar. (Kuhlman X-Stitch bag, $395, Kuhlman, Galleria Dallas)
(right) Class Act
This handsome combo-lock is perfect for the established gent who epitomizes timeless
style and old money. PERFECT FOR: A Montblanc and a Mole-skin journal. (Salvatore Ferragamo City Classic Briefcase, $1250, Neiman Marcus Downtown)

(left) Frequent Flyer
The on-the-go businessman needs something durable and practical, like this no-frills carryall with compartments for a Blackberry, laptop, and portable DVD player.
PERFECT FOR: Two weeks’ worth of used boarding passes. (Tumi Nylon Expandable Organizer Computer Brief, $335, Bag ’n Bag­gage, Galleria Dallas)
(right) Old-Schooler
For the man’s man who values tradition. Your Pops probably carried the same type of briefcase in his day, back when “attachés” were for dandies. Masculine and understated, this classic look never goes out of style. PERFECT FOR: A pocketknife and a Mickey Mantle baseball card. (Hartmann Deluxe Slender Dispatch Brief Belting Leather, $550, Bag ’n Baggage, Galleria Dallas)


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