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Old 04-12-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Since Ive been in D.C. I have only seen one man with a suitcase going to work, every other man seems to have a outdoor or college-type backpack essentially filled to the brim with whatever is in there. It looks weird and informal to me, I guess suitcases died a long time ago? Is this in other areas too?
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:52 PM
 
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Since Ive been in D.C. I have only seen one man with a suitcase going to work, every other man seems to have a outdoor or college-type backpack essentially filled to the brim with whatever is in there. It looks weird and informal to me, I guess suitcases died a long time ago? Is this in other areas too?
I'd totally recommend bring a suitcase rather than wear a backpack - that's a great way to stand out at the office or interviews and look like a serious candidate rather than a high school kid.

"Just because another guy is doing it, doesn't mean he's doing it right".
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Collins, USA
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I'd recommend losing the tie instead!
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Do you mean a briefcase?

No way would I advise my sons to wear a college backpack with a suit. A leather backpack if you must, but a leather messenger bag would be better than a backpack.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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My husband is an executive that wears custom suits...with a Tumi "backpack". He travels A LOT and it's about function for him.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:57 PM
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Suit and backpack = oxymoron.

In Philly we had suitcases and rolling suitcases. Backpacks are unbecoming when coupled with a suit.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:07 PM
 
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Briefcase?

Backpack with my laptop and a charger if I am traveling. No papers. Why carry it in your hands. Put it on your shoulders.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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Messenger is much better.

Backpacks look as if you're playing businessman.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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I think a backpack is much more functional especially if traveling, you can use part of it as an overnight bag for toiletries, socks, etc and the other part hold laptop, documents, plugs, cords, paper, pens, etc.
Then you still have one hand free to carry a couple hanging change of clothes and one hand free to do whatever you want with it.
You could also attach the hanging bag to the back pack temporarily if you need both hands for something.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:19 PM
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I think a backpack is much more functional especially if traveling, you can use part of it as an overnight bag for toiletries, socks, etc and the other part hold laptop, documents, plugs, cords, paper, pens, etc.
Then you still have one hand free to carry a couple hanging change of clothes and one hand free to do whatever you want with it.
You could also attach the hanging bag to the back pack temporarily if you need both hands for something.
I usually never travel in a suit, if I'm traveling for business I will use a backpack, but definitely not wear a suit on travel day. On work day it's game time, suit, planner, game time.
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