Get on board with this latest bag trend for men

Updated on July 7 2017

Fashion trends often come in cycles, and the bumbag — or belt bag, waist pack, fanny pack, whatever you know it as — is set to make a comeback in a big way, as style-savvy men across the world’s fashion capitals (especially London) were spotted rocking this 80s/90s accessory both on and off the runways at the recent Men’s fashion week.

Men's fashion - the Bumbag
(Image credit: vogue.com)

Feeling skeptical? We get it. That clichéd image of tourists with bumbags strapped to their hips might just be too hard to beat, but if you take a step back and think of it as just an every day bag, there is actually much to love. It’s not too big and not too small, offering just the right amount of space to fit all your daily essentials and, most importantly, you get to keep your hands-free, which can be a luxury on hot, sweaty summer days.

Street style SS18 mens
(Image credits: vogue.co.uk, farfetch.com)

One very important thing to note, however, is that the way you style it is crucial. Remember, unless you are tall and slender and a top model like Kendal Jenner (yes girls have been digging this trend too), we advise against wearing it across the waist — instead, sling it high across your torso, like a crossbody bag.

Ready to start rocking the trend? Shop around our list of picks for the latest ‘it’ bag of the season (or you know, maybe just dig around your parents’ wardrobe and see what you come up with).

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KTZ

This zipped bag from KTZ is made entirely from leather, which includes the stitching elements that cover the front and strap.

HK$3,620 from Farfetch

Dolce and Gabbana

Featuring double compartments for increased practicality, this bumbag by Dolce & Gabbana features an army green colour for a military vibe.

HK$2,464 from Farfetch

Versace

Versace‘s leather bumbag includes a top zip closure, front zip pocket and, of course, the brand’s signature medusa head motif.

HK$5,910 from Farfetch

Gucci

Made with black tech canvas, Gucci‘s belt bag is appliquéd with ‘L’Aveugle Par Amour’ and a tiger motif — one of Alessandro Michele’s favourite safari animal.

Approx. HK$7,653, pre-order from Barney’s New York

Maison Margiela

This belt bag by Maison Margiela is made from black supple leather, with the brand’s signature four white basting stitches featured at the front. It can even be compressed into a zip-around pouch for alternative use.

Approx. HK$7,770 from Barney’s New York