As the fourth—and tragically final—season of HBO’s Succession plays out, who will prevail as head of Waystar Royco remains a mystery. But Tom Wambsgans’ (Matthew MacFadyen) feelings about oversized accessories became abundantly clear during this season’s premiere episode. When Nicholas Braun’s Greg brings a date—not-so-affectionately branded by Tom as “Bridget Randomfuck”—to Logan’s (Brian Cox) birthday party, her nearly $2,900 Burberry bag deeply offends his fellow “disgusting brother.”
And although Succession is known for skewering real-life media figures, the episode’s most scathing assessment came from Tom. “She’s brought a ludicrously capacious bag,” he laments. “What’s even in there, huh? Flat shoes for the subway? Her lunch pail? I mean, Greg, it’s monstrous. It’s gargantuan. You could take it camping. You could slide it across the floor after a bank job.”
The heavily-memed moment has inspired debate over which colossal bags are worth the ridicule—we’re partial to a Vanity Fair tote. But if you’d prefer to skip the wrath of Wambsgans altogether, here are 10 perfectly petite men’s bags that would get the picky social climber’s seal of approval.
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