Front Runners November 2015: Rare Essentials

  • The Bottega Veneta modern Monaco bag is handcrafted at the luxury-goods house’s atelier in Montebello Vincentino, Italy.

Men’s bags are must-haves thanks to today’s abundance of technological devices, not to mention the many other necessities of daily work and play. The briefcase, the weekender, the carryall—these and more serve as essential pieces of equipment depending on a man’s specific needs. A standout among fall’s crop of handsome accessories is the Bottega Veneta (bottegaveneta.com) modern Monaco bag, which is handcrafted at the luxury-goods house’s atelier in Montebello Vincentino, Italy. Made in Bottega Veneta’s signature nappa-leather intrecciato weave ($6,300) or in crocodile skin (above, $50,000), the bag is durable and will hold up under use by even the most active traveler and businessman.

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