Backpacks have come a long way since college –there’s now a class of them that are pared down, dressed up, and don’t have any of those straps and buckles you’d need only for a week in the wild. Yes, you can wear a backpack with a suit – as long as it looks the part. “They have to be designed a certain way to look right,” says Diana Bald, creative director for Roots. Packs are now made from cotton canvas and leather, and come without extra webbing straps or mesh pockets, ensuring a cleaner look that remains functional. These six new stripped-down packs can help you transition from your home to the office to the gym – and still look like an adult.
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