Photographer: Neil Gavin

LEADER OF THE (BACK)PACK

Strap in for the backpack’s graduation from student staple to sophisticated style statement

You can forget plastic carriers – the only bag for life I need is the backpack. Easy to use every day, the only place the trusty rucksack once feared to tread was the office, where its more casual styling didn’t sit well with an otherwise suited look. But no longer – backpacks such as this one have made the jump from overseas exchange student to formal situations thanks to cleaner lines and smarter materials, while inside there’s a padded section for your laptop and tablet. Whether you’re a one-strap or two-strap kinda guy, just remember to take it off when you’re on busy public transport.

The tactile SAFFIANO texture
is a luxurious touch