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5 Mistakes not to make when wearing a fanny pack

If you look like a trapper or your father, you are doing something wrong

5 Mistakes not to make when wearing a fanny pack If you look like a trapper or your father, you are doing something wrong
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Let us face it, there's no shame in carrying a handbag, whether it's a fanny pack or a shoulder strap. Pants pockets are often not enough to hold all the various accessories of daily life, and we can all agree that nothing ruins a look like the triangular silhouette of a smartphone sticking out of your pocket or the thickness of a wallet bulging the back pocket of a pair of jeans. The value of a bag is also that of an accessory that, when worn well, can turn an entire look around - provided a few simple rules are followed. After the boom of streetwear in 2016, among other things, the fanny pack, worn as a shoulder strap, is more popular than ever among the younger generation, and has become almost the symbol of middle-aged men on summer vacation. However, regardless of your age or the esthetics of your choice, the fanny pack remains an integral part of men's accessories and should therefore be worn tastefully, but without obvious style breaks, which we will warn you about in the rest of this article.

So without further ado, here are the 5 mistakes you should not make when wearing a fanny pack.

1 – Avoid the "mailman effect"

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Wide, flat shoulder bags that are more than six inches wide or high should be banned forever. Also to be banned are body-hugging "men's purses" with front pockets or those that resemble a pocket. Sporting purses made of synthetic materials from an unknown brand you snagged at a discount on Amazon? Prepare to sleep alone tonight. Leather purses with drawstring straps, multiple compartments on the front, and maybe even described as "roomy" in the product description? They age you worse than 30 years of smoking. Not even letter carriers carry mail bags today.

2 – No too big logos

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Any type of bag should be an item with a design that is, if not incredible, at least pleasing to the eye. If the only design feature of your fanny pack is the giant brand name emblazoned on it, we have bad news for you. This gigantic logo is often used to mask trivial construction, inferior materials, or poor quality to justify a high price. It is even worse when the branding does not belong to the main line, but a diffusion line: often the presence of a giant logo can be interpreted as a desperate need for social validation. But if the branding is the wrong one, people will only denounce their bad taste. So branding is a double-edged sword: if it's that of a high-end brand and gigantic, it looks vulgar; if it's that of a mundane or unknown brand, it looks like the saddest of contortions. True luxury does not shout: it whispers.

3 -  Never on the front

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This is simple: wear it how you want, but never tight on the belt and in front. If you also have to explain why it may already be too late for you.

4 – Size counts

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As a logical consequence of point 1, the fanny pack is meant for carrying important things and must be able to "disappear" into an outfit without looking like a beast of burden. So banned are huge fanny packs, shoulder bags that look like they could hold an entire year's worth of clothes, or just about anything that unduly deforms the silhouette and perhaps even obscures clothing. In the field of fanny packs for men, the good wine comes in a small barrel.

5 – No Chav Zone

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Anything that could make you even remotely comparable to the drug dealer next door or one of the local trappers who populate the Milanese suburbs (and occasionally even the prisons) is inadvisable for your styling. Especially the so-called "maranza", that is, the Italian proles, have adopted in recent years a very typical uniform to recognize each other. A fanny pack, which is either fake or, even if it is real, so tasteless as to look fake, is an indispensable item, even in the winter months when jackets and vests provide a good amount of pockets in which to stow your belongings. If you are tempted to buy such a fanny pack, do not give in to the temptation. Unless youthful exuberance seduces you beyond measure.