Someone once said that the bag makes the man, and this couldn’t be truer. A back (or backpack) is something that you will probably be wearing every day for a very long time. Naturally, it will become a part of your unique style. One of the first things that you need to consider while shopping for a new bag is its color. Of course, build quality, size and materials are also important, but more on that later.
Where color is concerned, you should typically think of creating contrasts between the bag and your attire or going monochrome. This means that your color palette should be limited to charcoal, brown, navy, burgundy or beige, which generally work with many outfits. This doesn’t mean that you can’t experiment with crazy colors. However, you should keep in mind that daily wear-and-tear will eventually make a colorful backpack look tacky.
Canvas backpacks always work well with classier outfits like workwear, bizcaz, heritage or Americana because they are very versatile. They come in a wide assortment of materials such as cowhide, cotton, sheepskin, leather, PU etc. Arguably the best fabric is cotton because it is durable, comfortable and eco-friendly.
Many shoppers are tempted to purchase a larger backpack than they actually need. You have to determine your exact needs before buying your new canvas backpack. Are you going to carry your iPad and books with it, or do you need to take your laptop as well? Oversized bags look unstylish. The rule of thumb would be to load your canvas at 10-40% of its capacity to avoid neck and back pain.
Another aspect that you need to consider is strapped. Some canvas bags have extremely thin straps. Since you’re probably going for a comfortable look, you may want to avoid applying too much pressure on your shoulders and skin. Check the straps and roller packs of your canvas backpack to determine if they are suitable for every-day use.
You shouldn’t buy bags with too many pockets ‘just because’. Once again, we recommend you to think about the type of things you want to take with you at work or school, to determine exactly how many compartments you need. When it comes to canvas backpacks, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. In addition to this, you should also think about the build and quality of materials.
Check your zippers, sewing and build details to determine if your bag of choice has a solid build. Take into account weather conditions as well. If you live in a place that gets frequent rain, you should definitely go for a waterproof backpack. Additionally, durable canvas materials are recommended for extensive use.