Briefcases, bags and luggage

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Ok gentlemen travelers, talk about what you are using to carry your stuff around:

* Briefcases and laptop bags

* Gym bags

* Business travel luggage (carry-on and checked).

* Garment/ Suit bags

* Bespoke totes for Pitti Uoma shopping (?)
 
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I have an otter green Filson laptop bag that, while a bit iGent trendy, really is perfect.

Based on that, I’m looking at getting a matching Filson suit bag and medium duffle for short business trips.

I’ve also got a Maxpedition tactical go-bag for no notice deployments that I leave in my car.
 

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I've got a few different briefcases/bags, including a "top-frame" bag by Swaine Adeney Brigg for Brooks Brothers, lined in green suede pigskin. It's gorgeous, but a bit heavy.

The bag I use almost every day, though, is a Filson 256. It's pretty informal, of course, but it's just so convenient.
 

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Ah, I just looked up the model and that’s the bag I have, too. I got mine about four years ago - I’ve read that the bridle leather was even better on earlier productions (those with YKK and Talon zippers) but this sure seams nice to me.

So now I’m looking to buy the medium duffle or a 246 to match.

The suit/garment carrier looks great too, but I’m not sure how much use I’d get out of that.
 

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Ok gentlemen travelers, talk about what you are using to carry your stuff around:

* Briefcases and laptop bags

* Gym bags

* Business travel luggage (carry-on and checked).

* Garment/ Suit bags

* Bespoke totes for Pitti Uoma shopping (?)
Laptop bags: trusty Wegner. Reasonably priced and good durability. I see many use Tumi and I do not get the hype.
Gym bags: I used to have an Underarmour duffel bag, but now use a Boris Bijan Saberi bag
Business travel: Delsey helium 21 inch international
 
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Ok gentlemen travelers, talk about what you are using to carry your stuff around:

* Briefcases and laptop bags

* Gym bags

* Business travel luggage (carry-on and checked).

* Garment/ Suit bags

* Bespoke totes for Pitti Uoma shopping (?)
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I saw an aluminum Rimowa on the plane yesterday, it appeared clunky so I googled the price. It is definitely the Lobbs of luggages. I wasn't sure of the quality.
 

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I saw an aluminum Rimowa on the plane yesterday, it appeared clunky so I googled the price. It is definitely the Lobbs of luggages. I wasn't sure of the quality.
Apparently it can dent pretty easily, but some people like the somewhat battered look, as it makes them look like seasoned globetrotters.

Speaking of globetrotters, that's also the name of an old English luggage brand - Globetrotter. It's more the Lobb of luggage, as a suitcase will set you back about 3000 pounds.

https://www.globe-trotter.com/product-category/luggage/
 

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I saw an aluminum Rimowa on the plane yesterday, it appeared clunky so I googled the price. It is definitely the Lobbs of luggages. I wasn't sure of the quality.
Did it have a matching FTL tag?

Price might be the Lobb of luggages, regarding image and quality of manufacturing it is more the Gucci/Versace of luggages.
 

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Lads, I'm in the market for an overnight bag. Nothing too massive. Something that can fit a pair of shoes, skids and socks, a shirt, a sweater, and my wash&shave kit. My suit travels in its own bag.

I've trawled the internet but all I see is made-in-China tat in faux leather that I know for a fact will disintegrate within weeks. Canvas is fine (for one thing, it's light than leather, faux or otherwise), and I haven't the means to hire native porters.
 

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The vintage Filson MTB I just bought (above) is perfect for weekend travel. The newer medium duffle fills the same role, but lacks the divider pockets on the sides. Then there is the pullman model the 246 and a range of ballistic nylon models.
 

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Obviously the toiletries bag is only out for the photo, but I’m packed for a conference. I just need a nice bag to carry an extra sports coat now.
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I have an old cardboard suitcase with various family papers inside. It is not used for travel.

I await articles reappraising and celebrating such poor people’s luggage.
My grandfather told me that when he first started going away on courses for the oil company Shell, that would have been the mid-50s or even early 60s, some of the attendees that were foreman types would turn up with paper bags or indeed cardboard suitcases.
 

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I have an old cardboard suitcase with various family papers inside. It is not used for travel.

I await articles reappraising and celebrating such poor people’s luggage.
I have two of them, which I use for storing various bits and bobs at home. They look like 1950s or 60s pieces. Or perhaps they're older. They have a decades-old patina that would blow the iGents off their feet.
 

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Lads, I'm in the market for an overnight bag. Nothing too massive. Something that can fit a pair of shoes, skids and socks, a shirt, a sweater, and my wash&shave kit. My suit travels in its own bag.

I've trawled the internet but all I see is made-in-China tat in faux leather that I know for a fact will disintegrate within weeks. Canvas is fine (for one thing, it's light than leather, faux or otherwise), and I haven't the means to hire native porters.
The guy I bought my waxed canvas and leather duffel bag does weekend bags. All in waxed canvas and leather too. €287, £248 $325 at today's exchange rate

https://www.tram21.co.uk/men-s-weekender-bag-dark-chocolate.html

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Lads, I'm in the market for an overnight bag. Nothing too massive. Something that can fit a pair of shoes, skids and socks, a shirt, a sweater, and my wash&shave kit. My suit travels in its own bag.

I've trawled the internet but all I see is made-in-China tat in faux leather that I know for a fact will disintegrate within weeks. Canvas is fine (for one thing, it's light than leather, faux or otherwise), and I haven't the means to hire native porters.
Army surplus gear might be reasonably priced.
 

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Cardboard suitcase?
Yes. I had a school "port" (a sort of satchel, used to carry schoolbooks) made out of compressed and coated cardboard, with leather shoulder straps, when I first started going to school.

Sort of like this, but a more upright box, with leather shoulder straps attached to the back:





A British brand, Globetrotter, still makes very expensive luggage out of compressed cardboard - this suitcase will set you back GBP 1320:


 

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Yes. I had a school "port" (a sort of satchel, used to carry schoolbooks) made out of compressed and coated cardboard, with leather shoulder straps, when I first started going to school.

Sort of like this, but a more upright box, with leather shoulder straps attached to the back:





A British brand, Globetrotter, still makes very expensive luggage out of compressed cardboard - this suitcase will set you back GBP 1320:


At school in Brisbane did they call you ‘briefcase mong’?

 

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I have a kit bag from these guys up in Byron Bay - good quality and good price. Not sure what shipping is like o/seas but free in Oz.

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https://www.ruggedluxury.com/collections/leather-bags/canvas-bags

They also make some nice-looking leather bags for those who want a bit of free weight training or something to pack neatly in their Porsche or Jag:

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