New man bags from Sherpapa
The original idea behind new men’s accessory brand Sherpapa Supply Co. was to fashion modern, sophisticated bags that were an alternative to flowery nylon sacks in which dads toted around baby gear.
However, non-dads have taken to the bags as well, said Zach McDuffie, who co-founded the Laguna Beachbased line with actor Matthew Morrison. “Women have such an appreciation for bags,” he said. “We wanted to design a line that would be stylish for men — for anything they do.”
The multipurpose bags (ideal for carrying around work or travel items, tools or gym clothes) feature bridle leather handles and solid brass hardware, and they are made from waxed or heavy-duty canvas.
McDuffie said the idea for the line, which also includes T-shirts, hats and bandannas, came about after he became a father 2 years ago and sought sleeker options to the traditional diaper bag. The bags retail from $175 to $259 and are available at sherpapa.com and gilt.com.
ZACH McDUFFIE, left, and Matthew Morrison created Sherpapa with fashionable dads in mind.