Full disclosure: one of my biggest style pet peeves is a grown man carrying a backpack to work (or anywhere for that matter). Let me repeat: NOT acceptable. Unless, of course, your idea of a backpack is the sleek urban "Scout" utility pack pictured here. I fell in love with an almost identical version at Barneys called the Flap Top Backpack which runs for $235. A little investigation of Duluth's own site yielded the Scout pack for $85 (the only discernable difference being the patch). If you were so inclined you could wield a $3 pair of seam rippers, remove said patch, and stash the money you've saved in your new, cool pack.