__By Alex Holmes
No matter who you are, chances are you've got some gear in your game that could use an update. While we don't advise retooling everything at once, trading up a few staples at a time is the ticket to solid style. Each week we'll pull a dud from the dark depths of every man's collection and suggest a simple substitute. Check your nostalgia at the door -- it's time for your tune up.
Unless you're carrying textbooks on a daily basis if a backpack is still your main means of toting stuff around, it's time for an upgrade. Ditch the shoulder straps and pick up something a little more age appropriate.
Jack Spade (jackspade.com) has been making straightforward, modern men's bags since 1999 and offers a ton of carry-alls for hauling all of your daily gear. Our favorite is Spade's Rubberized Canvas Tote, which goes for $198.