Leather Vs Canvas – Men’s Bags & Briefcases Debated

It’ll be good to note beforehand, that the functional purpose of any bag is to actually be utilized. Both canvas and leather have their place in the men’s accessory department,  but sometimes, certain designs, and fabrics will do nothing but wonders, over the long run. That being said, leather for one, is flexible, if really authentic, typically gets better with time, can change to a nice hue, if properly taken care of, and is frankly, on the more pricier, and high end side. However those aforementioned characteristics of leather by no means discounts the viability of canvas, which itself has it’s own excellent uses and qualities. Briefcases and bags are something that men, in particular businessmen, take seriously. Trending style isn’t something to take lightly after all, given the long term cost per benefit ratio it can have.

Leather Briefcases

The leather briefcases is the traditional take on the man bag, and is definitely a popular choice, because most people tend to equate genuine leather with luxury, high quality, and worth. Essentially, though there is some truth in that, it’s worth mentioning that briefcases made with leather may not be all the same. In fact, not all leathers are the same. Shopping for a high quality briefcase should come with a sidebar noting “BEWARE”. Stick to to time tested leather such as crocodile, horsehide, and cowhide to get the most out of your shopping experience. In terms of quality, leather hands down will last a long time, and if you are a savvy kind of gentleman who admires a bit of unique design in  your style, perhaps a box shaped crocodile leather briefcase might not be so bad after all.


See more of this crocodile leather briefcase here.


See more of this crocodile briefcase here.

Canvas, is it in?

Canvas was once essentially the main go to for bags, and frankly, can be popular in certain circumstances. However,  if you’re the business savvy type of guy, you might want to rethink that. Canvas is more of a play, having-fun material, definitely suitable for some professional gatherings, but buy no means, something that should be used daily. That said, a camouflage canvas briefcase/messenger bag will suffice for men who are on the go, want to be in style while on the go, and frankly, will not over use the item. This does not necessarily mean that canvas’ quality isn’t up to par, it just means that some messenger bags and briefcases are beret for show, rather than functionality everyday.


See more of this canvas briefcase here.

The winner

You may have guessed, leather briefcases and bags have always been the clear winner. In the 50’s businessmen stuck close to their briefcases, and in the 21st century, that still holds true. Men’s fashion has always placed an emphasis on excellent quality, and leather briefcases signify that amazingly.

Interested in stepping up your briefcase collection? See PILAEO.com’s briefcase selection for men here.

5 Amazing Fashion Blazers That Will Keep You High-End & Dapper

With mens fashion moving at a pace that no one in history could have ever predicted, there’s really no telling the kinds of designer trends that could dominate the next few seasons, much less the very next season. This is why it is so essential to stick with the styles that are timeless, and never to skip out of style because of so called “fads”. The key to high end fashion is quality, style, and value. Trendy mens fashion blazers have always been the perfect scapegoat for a lacking wardrobe. From vivid prints, to the vibrant floral, and quality wool pickups, men who are brave enough to wear bold, and wear it well, are the forerunners of the fashion pact of wolves called modern day “fashionistos”. Here are 5 amazing fashion blazers that will surely keep you in the much sought after dapper style.

Attractive Black White Camouflage Wool Blend Blazer

men's wool grey blazer at PILAEO
An attractive blazer starts with one thing only- QUALITY. Fine wool material is the choice of savvy men who understand what they are in for, when it comes to a harsh, unforgiving winter climate! Stacking up against the odds in mens fashion for the cold weather, means safeguarding yourself from any inconveniences beforehand, in particular it with wool blazers. The Attractive Black White Camouflage Wool Blend Blazer is available here at PILAEO.

Gentlemens Camouflage Tweed Multicolor Blazer

Camouflage Tweed Men's Blazer at PILAEO

Historically, tweed blazers have always been a beige to brown hue, a men’s favorite indeed, but certainly one that can use a bit remixing. The camouflage pattern tweed blazer might just be the answer. Tweed blazers signify the original gentleman’s style to the 10th power, so that would make a camouflage style tweed blazer even more — you get the idea. The Gentlemens Camouflage Tweed Multicolor Blazer is available here at PILAEO.

Brilliant 2-Tone Leather Striped Appealing Black Blazer

Black Blazer Luxury For Men At PILAEO

The signature tuxedo look is a black blazer, for a very good reason – sophistication. Black clothing speak elegance and sophisticated like nothing else, and it makes perfect sense that fashionable men would flock to add an all black leather striped design to their wardrobes. With a sleek look, your style is inevitably chic, and soundly relevant. Other than adhering to the 27 ways to be a modern man, this luxury blazer should really be a staple item. The Brilliant 2-Tone Leather Striped Appealing Black Blazer is available here at PILAEO.

Amazing Golden Royalty Luxury Mens Blazer

Mens Luxury Gold Blazer At PILAEO

Even the ancient Egyptians knew the value of the color gold. It is why fashion has touted the hue as a staple of many collections for centuries. Not having gold in your wardrobe should really be out of the question. Just ask the socialites New York and Paris about their “go to” outfits, and they’ll almost always include an item with elegant gold, just as PILAEO has suggested for years.. The modern gold blazer is the one item that you can be sure to pick up and began to effortlessly stun. The Amazing Golden Royalty Luxury Mens Blazer is available here at PILAEO.

Artistic Fur Plaid Luxury Adorned Blazer

Black Plaid Mens Luxury Blazer Fur

Let’s face it. The truth about the plaid pattern has always been somewhat of a revolving door of the same colors and designs, more or less. As proof that mens fashion has evolved, and endured a long path to it’s current state of extreme creativity and daring nature, what if we introduced a new way to look at plaid? Fur. Grid. Sleek. The Artistic Fur Plaid Luxury Adorned Blazer is available here at PILAEO.

It’s quite evident by now, or at least it should be, that blazers with a creative and artistic nature, are the way to go from here. Men’s fashion is constantly being tested by new generations of street wear darlings, to brave, yet admirable new fashion designers. If luxury was a baseball field, blazers would be the players, constantly moving, adapting to the scenario at hand. Fashion for men can be as sleek as you’d allow it, but should still retain some level of traditional gent’s flair. And this is what the modern lux man is all about.