Choosing functionality over style can become its own style, which in most cases is welcome, but sometimes turns out butt-UGGsly. For hyper-functional but still handsome bags, check W Durable Goods.
W's the stuff-carrying project of a Ft. Worth guy who broke his regular sewing machine on rough 'n ready materials during the initial phases, and so went out and bought a huge industrial Durkopp model, then proceeded to focus on handmade durability to the point that he staunchly refused to even look at fashion magazines (sorry, other W). Some choice offerings:
Model A: The signature model doubles as a briefcase, and features weather-resistant Latigo leather and 30oz cotton canvas sourced from bags spec'd to carry components of transportable WWII Bailey Bridges -- clearly named for Lloyd's brother, who was fond of saying things like "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit having a way to cross this river".
Model T: Available in black or khaki 18oz cotton or Martexin black twill, these duffels boast a removable strap affixed by carabiners, repurposed military surplus webbing, and heavy-duty "military unissued" sleeping bag zippers -- so now on top of checking it for Pesci's eight heads, you also have to check it for spiders.
Log Carrier: These fall-friendly numbers are also made from Bailey Bridge hauling materials, plus rounded handles of military-spec nylon webbing, meaning it was designed for dudes without rounded handles.
Other products run from zip-up travel bags, to car-accessory pouches made from vintage Cali & Nevada maps, to coils of vintage army rope -- next time you see a man in Australian sheepskin boots, you'll know what to do with it.