We’ve seen a resurgence of backpacks since 2012. Not just a fashion accessory, they are also a staple piece for all gents, urban or otherwise.

Whether it’s transporting your laptop on your commute or packing up for a weekend away – a backpack will get you there in style.

The difficulty is that backpacks are still a borderline fashion piece, jaded by the “man-bag” movement of 2009. So it’s crucial that you match it correctly with the most important part of any outfit – your shoes.

We’ve paired up some of our favourite releases from Size? with Eastpak’s latest offerings.

Eastpak Padded Pakr Backpack X New Balance 1600 


New Balance 1600 X Eastpak Padded Pakr Backpack


The Weekender

Eastpak Padded Pak’r Backpack X New Balance 1600 Size? Exclusive

For starters, we’ve paired up the Eastpak Padded Pak’r Backpack in its black/white feather pattern form, with the New Balance 1600. The Eastpak Pak’r is a great little backpack perfect for getting to work, with a dedicated laptop section and zip pocket on the front. The 1600s were first released in 1994 and have been a classic ever since. Strong and reliable, they are perfect for almost any weekend away. Pick them up in this Size? exclusive colourway and suede upgrade. Check out the backpack here


Eastpak Padded Pak’r Backpack X Nike Air Max 90 Current Jacquard




To the Bar

Eastpak Padded Pak’r Backpack X Nike Air Max 90 Current Jacquard

For this style we’ve used the Eastpak Padded Pak’r Backpack in its red, grey and black confetti print, with the amazing Nike Air Max 90 Current Jacquard. The Nike Air Max 90’s utilizes new technology that allows a one piece construction for the upper. With the signature visible air unit in the heel, these are a great match for this bag. Check out the backpack here


Clae Ellington x Eastpak Haster Backpack


Clae Ellington x Eastpak Haster Backpack


The Commuter

Clae Ellington x Eastpak Haster Backpack

We stepped up the load capacity for our commuter options using the Eastpak Haster Backpack and pairing it with a perfectly smart yet practical Clae Ellington. The Haster has a 15L capacity which sounds like a good amount of Gin to get you through the finance meeting! The backpack features an internal iPad sleeve, two outer zipped compartments and a lower half bag perfect for your camera. Founded in 2001 by seasoned streetwear veteran Sung Choi, the Clae Ellington’s are a fantastic set of smart/casual brogues. Check out the backpack here


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4 Responses

  1. Justin B

    How big is the camera section? I’m guessing it can fit a DSLR?

    • sw4

      Hi Justin, as Joe said above head over to the site and they have the full spec on there.