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10 Essentials to Pack in Your Man Bag

Man bag, messenger bag, briefcase, murse, satchel, backpack or whatever you want to call, today’s modern man carries some type of ‘bag’ to hold all the essentials we need to deal with the daily grind. If you don’t have one, then you need to get one. There’s nothing worse than messing up your look with bulging pockets because you somehow managed to stuff your pockets with everything that should have gone in your man bag.

So let’s get started with the 10 essentials every guy should pack in their man bag to help keep you looking as good at the end of the day as you did when you left the house.

1. Stain Remover Pen:

We know it’s coming and no matter how hard we try we still manage to spill coffee on our shirt. What do we do next? We rush to the restroom and try to wash it off with water. DON’T DO IT! That’s the worst thing you can do. Water only makes the stain sink in and spread. Instead, use a stain remover pen. It helps get coffee stains out or any other mishap you have throughout the day.

2. Breath Mints:

No one likes bad breath. After finishing your morning coffee or right after lunch, pop a mint or two into your mouth and you're ready to go on with your day.

3. Mini Lint Roller:

Maintain your suit clean and pristine by whipping out your mini lint roller to get rid of strings, hairs or anything else that sticks to you throughout the day.

4. Facial Wipes:

You're bound to break a sweat while running from meeting to meeting. Sometimes you just don’t have time to rush to the restroom and cleanup. Keeping facial wipes in your bag is a convenient way to quickly wipe away sweat and oil from your face. They also work great to freshen up if your going out after work.

5. Hand Sanitizer:

How else do you network and close million dollar deals? With a firm handshake of course! But we don’t where all those hands have been, so make sure to have a travel size hand sanitizer handy.

6. Pain Medicine:

You’re dealing with people all day. Sometimes you need a little help.

7. Travel-Sized Lotion:

Shaking hands, washing your hands, typing, handling files and paperwork will take a toll on your hands. Make sure to keep your hands looking soft and clean by keeping a travel sized lotion in your bag.

8. Hair Spray:

At the end of the day your hair might begin to look disheveled, so freshen up and keep that hair in place with a quick hair spray touchup.

9. ChapStick:

Your lips may get dry from chatting throughout the day. So just like your hands, keep your lips smooth and hydrated by using ChapStick.

10. Protein Bar:

The modern man on is always on the go. You’re either running late for a meeting or have unexpected conference calls, so lunch is often pushed back or you have to stay late at work. You just can’t operate at your best when you're hungry, so pack a protein bar for these emergency situations. It’ll help you push through until you're able to grab some food.

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Until Next Time, Gents!

Steve A. Nuñez

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