Like a pair of Nike Air Max or a quality denim jacket, Herschel Supply Co backpacks belong to an exclusive club of simple, yet stylish items that possess the ability to transform an ordinary outfit into an excellent one. Needless to say, we’re unabashed Herschel fanboys. And here are a few reasons why you should be, too:
 
What is it?
 
This brand creates arguably the world’s most handsome backpacks. Not only is the design simple and fuss-free, which means they complement an outfit rather than distract from it, but these bags also evoke a nicely nostalgic vibe, which turns any man who pulls one over his shoulders into a modern-day explorer. Kinda.
 
Why should you care?
 
Not only are they easy on the eye and available in a variety of subtle (and not-so-subtle) colourways, they’re also cleverly designed. Your typical Herschel is packed with utilitarian features, including things like liners, key clips, and handy pocket sleeves, but thankfully they look a lot more fashionable than that level of functionality suggests.
 
Who wears it?
 
These bags are for any man in need of a robust, yet sexy, vessel to transport his weekend getaway gear in. Also, you’ll see them huddled between the knees of style-conscious commuters on the London Underground.
 
Wear it with:
 
Nothing. With one of these bad boys on your back, who needs clothes? Seriously, though, they go with pretty much everything (that’s the good thing about classic, timeless design). But you can’t go wrong if you sling one on with your favourite pair of skinny jeans, an American Apparel hoodie and a pair of Vans.
 
If it were a meal, what would it be?
 
Herschel is based in Vancouver, Canada, so it would have to be a thick stack of pancakes with lashings of maple syrup on: sweet and sets you up for the day ahead.