20 Best Leather Messenger Bags for Men

Leather Messenger Bags for Men act much like a backpack with style. They are a common carrying sack that is typically carried over one’s shoulder and consists of a strap that is placed diagonally across the chest. Designed in the mid-1950’s by the De Martini Globe Canvas Company, the messenger bag was typically used by couriers who delivered packages via bicycles. However, as time went on, the Leather Messenger Bag became an iconic fashion symbol used by the urban masses. As the humble beginnings of the messenger bag evolved into a more sturdy and durable bag, materials such as cordura nylon were used to construct the bags instead of waterproofed lining. As the early 1980’s turned into the modern age of the messenger bag, the urbanization of the bag became the “it thing” and flowed into the wide variety of fashion brands who modeled a wide variety of designs that were similar to document pouches and briefcase bags that held military maps. This article will attempt to give a detailed review of a few of the many leather messenger bags for men that can be found online.

Kenneth Cole Risky Business Messenger Bag


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Perfect for storing documents as well as a laptop, books, and more. The Risky Business messenger bag by Kenneth Cole aids in organizing all work and/or everyday tasks. Additional to all its main interior compartments, this particular messenger bag can also easily store small personal items, such as a cell phone. The bag’s exterior is made from leather and features a flap over closure. With the shoulder strap drop measuring 22.5 inches, the shoulder strap can be adjusted from anywhere between 20 to 24 inches and is available in tan, black/regular black, and dark, as well as regular, brown. Additionally, blemishes and change in color texture add to the elegance of beauty when it comes to this particular messenger bag through the uniqueness through the imperfections crafted into the entire bag. Overall, this leather messenger bag measures 16.5″ x 12″ x 4.5″ and weighs approximately 3 pounds. Finally, small compartments set aside from the main compartment features a zipped pocket perfect for securing smaller items.The leather is made from soft Colombian full-grain material and should be washed by hand.

Samsonite Colombian Leather Flap-Over Laptop Messenger Bag


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Additional to the previously discussed leather messenger bags for men, this bag is made out of Colombian leather and features a flap-over. With its intended use being strictly for business professionals, this messenger bag is big enough to store a 15 inch laptop. Additionally, the measurements equal 12 inches tall by 16.5 inches wide and the crafted imperfections in the bag shows the overall character in the entire design of this messenger bag. The buckle straps that hang from the flap-over are adjustable and has a securing loop for the strap. Aside from the inside’s main compartment, the front flap features an organizer in the back compartment and is perfect for storing any type of file. Finally, the main compartment, as well as the shoulder strap, is padded throughout the entire messenger bag and weighs approximately 5 pounds. Because the bag is made of leather, washing it by hand is the only cleaning option. When purchasing, the only available color choices for this bag are either black or brown.

Handmadecart Leather Messenger Bag


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Although it is unclear exactly what type of leather is used on various parts of this bag, it is believed that both buffalo and goat leather have been used. While the inside of the bag features canvas lining, (color choices unavailable) the inside also features three core compartments that allows ample space to store any big essentials. Alongside that compartment are two smaller compartments that are zipped. Created entirely by using genuine natural processed leather, this leather messenger bag measures approximately 13″ x 4″ x 10″ and comes in two different sizes (15 and 17 inches); the dimensions of both sized leather messenger bags differ only slightly. The outside of this bag features heavy brass buckles unique to its characteristic and overall look that complements its rustic relic brown color. Additionally, an extra compartment has been sown in on the outside that allows for quick and easy access to any important item. Overall, this bag is perfect for both everyday use as well as a trip to the office. That said, this leather messenger bag also includes an adjustable shoulder strap with a length of 30 cm. Finally, since the bag is made of genuine leather, special care should be taken when cleaning it and (because it is unknown) is advised to research cleaning instructions for this product.

Texbo Genuine Leather Men’s Briefcase Messenger Tote Bag


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Only available in dark brown, this leather messenger bag is made entirely from Italian imported cowhide and features one main compartment on the inside along with two smaller open compartments perfect for easily accessing items such as a cell phone or a small pad of paper. The overall dimensions of the bag are 17″ x 4.3″ x 11.8″ and has more than enough space to house a 17 inch laptop; the main compartment is padded. On the outside, this leather messenger bag features an additional compartment along the entire front of the bag, making it perfect to store any immediate items that may need to be quickly accessible while on the go. Finally, the two small carrying handles at the top of the bag makes picking this leather messenger bag up easy rather going to school, work, and/or away for the day.

Vintage Leather Berchirly PU Leather Shoulder Messenger Bag


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Perfect for professionals and students alike, this leather messenger bag is available in black, brown, and dark coffee colors and measures 14.17″ x 11.02″ x 3.93″. Although the entire bag is made from PU leather, the messenger bag is made from high quality materials assuring that the bag will last over an extended period of time. Not only is this bag a perfect gift, but it is also the type of bag that can be used for many different purposes such as storage for: laptops, notebooks, folders, and more. The inside features one larger compartment perfect for storing a laptop or notebook. Additionally, the interior also has a zipped smaller compartment as well as two spaces for smaller items such as a cell phone or wallet. The leather messenger bag’s exterior features a flap-over which is secured by two straps featuring moderately big brass buckles and also futures an additional zipped up pouch perfect for accessing smaller items quickly. Finally, carrying this messenger bag is a breeze, given the two available options are by either carrying handle or the use of the shoulder strap. There are also no known cleaning instructions for this product.

Handlederco Vintage Buffalo Leather Messenger Bag


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In continuing on with this extended product review list of Leather Messenger Bags for Men, this messenger bag is crafted in a simplistic way. Featuring an unnatural rustic look, this bag is perfect for carrying a laptop and a couple small notepads while on a business trip. The inside of the bag features one bigger compartment perfect for storing laptops or a couple notebooks and folders and an additional compartment gives extra space should there be need for it. The outside of this messenger bag features a zipped compartment along the exterior’s inside and also features two buckled straps sewn into the flap-over on the front of the bag. Overall, this messenger bag measures 12″ x 5″ x 11″ and although there are no known clean instructions, it is advised to research such instructions when seeking to clean this product.

HLC Vintage Cheney Wine Leather Messenger Satchel Bag


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Available only in brown, this messenger bag, just one of many Leather Messenger Bags for Men, has an overall rustic appearance and features pouches alongside the front and sides of the bag’s exterior. Overall, the bag measures 16 inches and all exterior pouches feature a buckled strap along with the flap-over, which is also strapped. When it comes to the carrying options, that includes the carrying handle or the removable shoulder strap. This messenger bag’s interior features three large compartments as well as two smaller zipped pouches perfect for storing a wide variety of various schooling and/or business related items. Additionally, this messenger bag’s exterior also includes a zipped compartment in the back. The goat leather crafted shoulder strap is removable, however if preferred to remain on the bag, it can be adjusted up to 60 inches. Overall, this bag is perfect for storing items such as a laptop, notebooks, folders, and more. This messenger bag makes for a simple gift when it comes to leather messenger bags.

Indiartvilla Handmadecart Leather Messenger Bag for Men and Women


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Made from natural processed leather, the materials used in the crafting of this bag are not only eco-friendly but also do not contain any allergen nor chemically based materials. Like several other Leather Messenger Bags, this bag also features brass fitting buckles used to secure the flap-over as well as the smaller exterior pouch. The bag, in its entirety, is made completely of goat leather and measures 16.2″ x 12.2″ x 2.7″. The bag is perfect for any type of use such as work or school and is durable enough to be used over an extended period of time. The bag’s interior features three bigger compartments perfect for storing things such as folders, notebooks, and/or a laptop along with any smaller items that can be stored in the zipped pouches alongside the larger three compartments. Additionally, the entire interior is lined with a sturdy canvas that comes available in a variety of unknown colors and the lining has rounded corners. Overall, the bag also features well-crafted, hand-stitched designs and also includes an adjustable shoulder strap that can be adjusted up to 30 cm and can even be removed, if desired.

Polare Men’s Real Cow Leather Shoulder Messenger Bag


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Along with the wide variety of other Leather Messenger Bags, this bag is available in either brown or light brown and features a carrying handle as well as a shoulder strap that is removable. The entirety of the bag is crafted with imported Italian genuine cowhide leather and also features bronze hardware. Overall, this messenger bag provides versatility in terms of its capability to transform between a messenger bag, briefcase, or even a laptop bag. Speaking of laptops, this bag is big enough to fit a 17 inch laptop and has an overall measurement of 16.5″ x 12″ x 9″. This bag’s interior features one larger compartment perfect for storing a laptop and/or a couple additional folders, notebooks. In addition, the interior also includes two smaller open compartments perfect for storing things such as a wallet or cell phone. Overall, this bag is perfect for work or school use and also makes a great addition to any and all traveling adventures.

Snugg Crossbody Shoulder Messenger Laptop Bag


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A bit more on the versatile side, versus other Leather Messenger Bags for Men, this particular style of messenger bag has multiple varying options available for both the 15.6 inch laptop as well as a 17 inch. In terms of the available color options for the 15.6 inch size bag, they include black, blue, brown, gray, and red. However, the only available options for the 17 inch size is black or brown. No matter the size, all bags are made with high quality materials and are entirely crafted using PU leather and features metal clips. This bag is perfect for nearly any and all mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones, as well as all other materials needed to go about one’s day. Overall, the bag’s interior features 10 various size pockets perfect for storing a wide variety of multiple items no matter at school, work, or anywhere else. Additionally, zippers and clip fasteners alike aid in assuring all items are safe and secure while on the go. Finally, all interior compartments are cushioned with thick cotton material. The bag’s exterior features two zipped side pouches, a shoulder strap, a carrying handle, and the traditional flap-over cover that is securely strapped, making the bag even more easier to handle.

Phoenix Craft Vintage Leather Messenger Bag


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Unlike other Leather Messenger Bags for Men, this particular messenger bag is a vintage-styled unisex bag crafted from genuine leather. Only available in brown, measurements for this bag comes in at 13.4″ x 10″ x 2.8″ and features an adjustable shoulder strap as well as a flap-over on the outside of the bag. Additionally, this leather messenger bag also features high quality materials including durable buckles and zipped compartments and an additional flap-over pouch that is buckled down in the middle of the front of the bag. The interior of the messenger bag features one front pocket as well is two main compartments along with two additional zipped pockets. Overall, this messenger bag is perfect for school and work alike as it is capable of fitting a laptop as well as folders and/or notebooks.

Smriti Vintage Real Leather Messenger Bag


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Much like other Leather Messenger Bags for men discussed in this article, this canvas/leather cowhide crafted messenger bag is available in the following colors: black, blue, khaki, army green, and coffee, and measures approximately 14.2″ x 3.9″ x 11″. The exterior of this messenger bag features two small side pouches perfect for easy access to smaller items as well as a larger outer compartment and a flap-down with sewn-in straps that are fastened with buckles. Additionally, the inside of the messenger bag offers space aplenty via its many compartments and pockets. With one main compartment included, there is also an additional padded compartment that is big enough to fit a laptop. Also included are two smaller open pockets perfect for placing additional smaller items and there is also an inner zipped pocket for items that need to be secured. Finally, in addition to the many compartments and pockets that are available in this messenger bag the inner front also includes an easily accessible slip-style pocket that is big enough to fit something such as an iPad mini. Overall, this bag is the perfect bag for anyone who is used to commuting on a regular basis, going to school/work, or for everyday use. In terms of the carrying options that are available, the customer has the option to either carry it or use the adjustable and removable shoulder strap.

S ZONE Vintage Canvas Leather Messenger Bag for Men


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Like the majority of all other Leather Messenger Bags for men present in this article, this particular messenger bag is multi-functional and can be used in either every day activity or simply just for school and/or work. The messenger bag itself measures in at 15″ x 3.5″ x 11.5″ and comes available in either khaki, coffee, coral green, or deep gray. Made from a sturdy high quality and washable canvas as well as crazy horse leather the messenger bag’s exterior features bronze buckles attached to cotton-made straps that are sewn into the flap-over. Overall, this particular messenger bag can fit just about anything ranging from a small laptop to various size textbooks and even other electronic devices such as a cell phone, iPad, and more. When it comes to the interior features of this messenger bag, there are two large compartments available for things such as a laptop or textbook as well as two zipped pockets (one large, one small). Additionally, the exterior also features a sizable zipped compartment in the front.

Rustic Town Leather Messenger Bag for Men


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Designed a bit differently then the other Leather Messenger Bags for men presented in this article, this Rustic Town messenger bag is crafted in such a way as to be used for any occasion rather formal or casual. Overall, this messenger bag is perfect for any type of use such as work, school, and/or common everyday use. The bag itself is made out of a heavy canvas lining along with goat hide leather that is 100% genuine. Big enough to store a 15 inch laptop and/or MacBook, the bag measures 15″ x 4″ x 11″ and can also store any size book, files, and most electronic devices including tablets and chargers. The exterior of this messenger bag features magnetic buttons on the flap-over and a shoulder strap that can be re-adjusted via the brass buckle. This messenger bag’s interior features cushioned inner walls perfect for storing precious cargo such as a laptop or tablet in any one of the three core compartments. In addition to the three main compartments, there are two separately zipped smaller compartments perfect for storing smaller items that need to be tightly secured.

Vintage Crafts Genuine Leather Messenger Bag


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Unlike other Leather Messenger Bags for Men that have been discussed in this article, not much is known about this particular messenger bag. Based solely on the pictures, as well as a little bit of description, this messenger bag’s exterior looks to be a rustic vintage brown color that has a flap-over with the strap sewn on that features a brass buckle. Additionally, four other exterior pouches have been crafted into the design in the same fashion as the flap-over. Finally, when it comes to the exterior, the only available options for transporting this messenger bag is to either carry it via the carrying handle at the top of the bag or use the adjustable shoulder strap that can also be removed. Overall, this bag appears to be perfect for storing electronic devices such as laptops or tablets as well as textbooks, files, and/or notebooks while on the way to work, school, or traveling anywhere else. This messenger bag’s interior comes equipped with two canvas compartments perfect for storing a few larger items. The measurements of this messenger bag are 16″ x 5″ x 12″.

Mens Vintage Canvas and Leather Messenger Bag


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Like a few of the other Men’s Leather Messenger Bags discussed in this article, this messenger bag also has multiple colors available for purchase including black, army green, brown, khaki, light black, and light khaki. Overall, this bag is perfect for a late trip to school and/or work and can also be a perfect accessory when running errands around town. With ample space to store smaller items such as pens/pencils, cell phones, and other small items, this messenger bag is not designed to store something as big as a textbook or a laptop. While it is perfect for nearly all occasions this messenger bag is completely constructed using canvas and measures 11.8″ x 9.8″ x 2″. Although the interior of this messenger bag only has the main compartment, the exterior features brass buckles sewn into the top and bottom of the flap-over that are used to secure the base contents. In addition to this, there is a side mesh-like pouch perfect for a water bottle or additional drink. Finally, to the viewer’s right shows a rather small pouch big enough to fit a small cell phone and features a flap-over secured by a snap-on fastener. This pouch appears to be sewn onto the pegs backing and sets directly underneath where the messenger bag’s shoulder strap is attached.

Mens Vintage Leather Messenger Bag


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As this article quickly approaches the end of a review on a long list of Leather Messenger Bags for men, this next messenger bag is made out of goat hide leather in addition to its interior canvas lining and measures approximately 15″ x 4″ x 11″. Overall, this messenger bag is perfect for work or school and has been tanned in order to darken the color of the bag. The bag’s exterior features one zipped compartment as well as one pouch sewn into the exterior that features a small flap-over with a sewn in strap that has an attached brass buckle to secure the pouch. Additionally featured is the shoulder strap that has been sewn onto the actual bag. On the inside, the messenger bag features three padded compartments perfect for storing a laptop as well as any other fragile device and/or item. Additionally, when it comes to the interior storage of this messenger bag, this bag can also store any book size, tablets, files/folders, or even notebooks, etc. This messenger bag is perfect for students and working professionals alike.

Handolederco 16″ Vintage Rustic Buffalo Hide Leather Messenger Bag


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Perfect for storing work-related materials in Leather Messenger Bags like these, this particular messenger bag is simplistically crafted and designed. The messenger bag, measuring 15″ x 5″ x 11″, has been crafted entirely with imported leather and has a dark brown color to it, although it differentiates in various areas throughout the exterior of the bag. The exterior design of the bag features a flap-over that has two leather straps fastened by brass buckles as well as an adjustable shoulder strap that also features a brass buckle. Additionally, also featured on the exterior is a fairly large zipped compartment perfect for quick access to a tablet, file, or any other important item. The messenger bag’s interior also features one main compartment that is perfect for storing a laptop alongside the two smaller zipped pockets. Overall, this one in a list of many Leather Messenger Bags for Men is perfect for work and/or school as well as traveling purposes.

Komal’s Passion Leather Messenger Bag


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Made completely out of genuine leather and a durable canvas lining, this leather messenger bag is perfect for everyday use as well as for school and work purposes. Armed with plenty of storage space, this messenger bag has been tanned naturally and (as time goes on) the color changes. The messenger bag’s exterior features a flap-over with sewn on straps that are secured by brass buckles and, in addition, a front zipped compartment makes grabbing an iPad or tablet an easy task. Two final exterior features include the handle at the top of the messenger bag as well as the sewn and re-adjustable shoulder strap. On the inside, various features include two zipped compartments, one padded main compartment perfect for storing a 17 inch laptop, as well as two smaller, but separate, compartments perfect for storing smaller items (such as cell phones, additional devices, and even chargers). The overall measurements for this messenger bag are 17.5″ x 13.5″ x 2.5″.

Handolederco Leather Messenger Bag for Laptop


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The last messenger bag that will be discussed in this long list of Leather Messenger Bags for Men, this messenger bag has been crafted using goat leather inside and out as well as durable canvas lining on the inside. Measuring 15″ x 4″ x 11″, this bag is available in either dark brown or traditional brown. The messenger bag is perfect for school, work, or everyday use and its exterior consists of an adjustable shoulder strap (adjustable via a brass buckle), a flap-over cover with sewn on straps secured by brass buckles, and an additional flap over pouch that is also secured with a brass buckle. The inside features three larger compartments all lined with durable canvas making it perfect to store anything from a laptop to books, folders, and/or notebooks. Additional to this are the two zipped pockets perfect for storing smaller goods.

Leather Messenger Bags for Men

In conclusion, leather messenger bags for men have evolved into urban fashion trends that have come to provide many options. Various kinds of leather such as goat leather and crazy horse leather have brightened the choices. Almost every kind of compartment configuration is available: inter and exterior, as well as compartments for every kind of writing utensil or electronic device. Do your due diligence shopping, and you are sure to find the right leather messenger bag.


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