As our daily lives have become increasingly dependent on technology and the digital world, our need to carry things has dwindled. Briefcases haven’t been necessary since email was invented, and what with the recent revival of the cross-body bag (previously known as the bum bag or, um, the fanny pack), bags are following suit and becoming smaller.
This is at least partly the fault of Mr Simon Porte Jacquemus, designer extraordinaire and maker of tactile pyjama shirts and holiday-appropriate knitwear, who has a reputation for creating teeny-tiny bags that are good for carrying, well, we’re not quite sure. Some paracetamol? AirPods? Your ant collection? It is true, however, that compact pouches are becoming increasingly popular, especially among the well-dressed. Below, you’ll find a few men who have made it work.