This post was written by guest contributor Jess Chamberlain, a Seattle-based writer whose love of good design is second only to her passion for all things crafted by hand. Look for her holiday gift guide posts all month on our blog.
(Photos courtesy of Topo Designs)
Wouldn't we all love to see a little bit more of that rugged mountain man look back in urban life? (Like if Patagonia did men's workwear—swoon
.) Until then—or until you move to Brooklyn—gift your guy a mountain briefcase by Topo Designs
. Handmade in Denver, Colorado, the bag can be carried in three different ways (traditional two handles, as a back pack, or over the shoulder) and comes complete with a laptop sleeve and storage pockets. Your urban mountain man will be appropriately suited for the sidewalk, the saddle, or the subway—to meet you on time for dinner.