Last Updated on 10th May 2010

You can never underestimate a good man-bag. It’s a sign of a truly well dressed man – a significant component in the carefully considered outfit. It’s one of those staples of the modern man’s wardrobe that simultaneously hints at practicality and style. And most importantly, it holds your stuff.

But simply acting as a holdall for your belongings is not enough for the man bag; it must look stylish, be good quality, and most importantly not fall apart at the hint of carrying anything more than an i-phone. Managing to cover all of the above bases is the ASOS Best of British collaboration between heritage brand Brady and London based designer Jas M.B.

The ASOS Best of British collection aims to celebrate the nation’s wealth of design talent, and has produced a number of collaborations between well-known British brands from Ally Capellino and Doc Martens to Eley Kishimoto and Orlebar Brown. The Brady and Jas M.B collaboration has produced two styles of leather bag: the Marlborough holdall, £350, and the interestingly named Arial Trout Satchel, £270.

Combining a mix of Brady’s heritage for hardwearing country sport accessories and Jas M.B’s understated but practical aesthetic, both bags bring these components together to offer two truly stylish bags.

The Arial Trout satchel features a square leather front with buckle fastening and a long adjustable strap for wearing across the body. Sharing the textured design of the satchel, the holdall features a front logo and contrast handle for a sturdy and stylish weekend bag.

Both are available to buy now from ASOS.

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