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Welcome to Fuck/Chuck/Marry, a weekly feature about negotiating those tricky relationships with your wardrobe. This installment: backpacks.

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Our infatuation with this boxy military-green pack began when our briefcase couldn't accommodate the extras we needed for a cross-country flight. But its narrow straps and youthful appeal have tempted us to step out with it more often—even if we're not sure we're ready for everyone to see us with an accessory a child might carry.
The straps and zippers on this sporty bag used to turn us on; carrying it was like a substitute for a weekend in the mountains. But these days our flannel shirts and L.L. Bean boots give us that fix—without all the unnecessary pockets.
Alluringly simple, this basic black bag is just so compatible with our lives. It looks as nice slung over a suit as it does over a T-shirt, and it hauls our essentials without putting too much pressure on us.
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