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Old 04-13-2015, 06:20 PM
 
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IMO the backpack is definitely more practical but not a good look with a suit, or with really any other outfit.
However, since so many people do it now it probably does not matter unless you are in a very image conscious field. I.e. not a traveling IT manager.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:22 PM
 
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Why not? As long as they're not attending meetings like that.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:12 PM
 
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I see it all the time even in meeting. I think its kinda cute, gives this college boy/girl look. especially when I see coworkers in their 50 wearing them with suit, they look like lil 12 yr old boy forced to wear suit. It is very common in technical world where one might have to wear suit once in blue moon
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I kept noticing this on the plane. Grown, mature men carrying North Face or some casual canvas backpack. I wondered if briefcases were out of style that much. Too me, granted I am mature, it seems to hipster or like college.

That was my first thought. I have no problem with backpacks in general, but unless you're wearing a tweed suit jacket with leather elbow patches because you think it makes you unique, I say ditch the back pack for these purposes.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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I use a messenger bag. Although, I totally get why people would wear a backpack. It is so much easier. Briefcases are just a pain.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:18 PM
 
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A suit + backpack looks completely atrocious to me.
It makes me wonder, if that person has no idea what they actually look like.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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sorry briefcase
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:06 PM
 
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the suit + backpack does not bother me

The suit + running shoes... no, no, no.
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Old 04-13-2015, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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the suit + backpack does not bother me

The suit + running shoes... no, no, no.
I always see the running shoes. But some guys are so immaculately dressed in the finest material, that makes up the folly of the others for me.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:36 AM
 
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This sums up my attitude to the question in the OP.

"No."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfKTDMEoC88



When I dress casual it's really casual but I would never wear a backpack with a suit. You might as well be wearing clown shoes. A black messenger-style bag maybe but that's it. If that's not big enough to carry what you need to a meeting then get suitcase or a courier.

To quote a blog I read earlier today (written from an American woman's perspective about American men):
You can blame my pretentions on every man in Copenhagen, and I refuse to apologize for them. You’re pushing 30 and you’re dressed like my high-school boyfriend in public. Buy a pair of dress shoes and get your **** together, man.
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