We’ve all been there. You’re all dressed and ready to go, shirt neatly buttoned, tie impeccably knotted and T-shirt on your bed ready to dress down for after works drinks. And then you realise you don’t quite have the right bag to put it into. Leather briefcase? Too formal. Canvas backpack? Frowned upon in the office.
What you need is the luggage equivalent of a smart-casual look and, with its new Reporter Collection, Aspinal of London is offering just that. Contemporary in design yet timeless in aesthetic, every piece in the collection has been inspired by the practical and stylistic needs of the modern man – whether that be your daily commute, an evening out or travel further afield.
First up in the collection is the highly covetable Reporter backpack. Inspired by Aspinal’s hugely popular Anderson style, it has been designed as the perfect transitional piece between boardroom and bar and, like all designs in the Reporter Collection, has been crafted in full grain Italian leather with an elegant pebble finish. Large enough to house a 14” laptop, smartphone and tablet but compact enough so as not to cause offence on the tube, its leather drawstring and stud-fastening double closure also allow for peace of mind when on the go. Team it with the new Reporter Washbag for the perfect pairing for short overnight stays.
Looking for something a little smaller to house just the essentials when you’re on the move? The East West and North South messenger bags from Aspinal’s Reporter Collection are just the thing. The East West is characterised by a lateral design that allows for two spacious pockets large enough to hold a smartphone and daily necessities while the linear design of the North South offers one large compartment with a front zip for added security and ease of access. Both are finished with an adjustable strap that can be worn crossbody or over the shoulder as your own personal styling preferences dictate.
Aspinal of London Reporter East West Messenger Bag
Aspinal of London Reporter North South Messenger Bag
If what your wardrobe really needs, however, is a professional bag that is work appropriate but still manages to be chic outside the office, allow us to point you in the direction of the Reporter Messenger. This classic satchel-style bag is designed to be worn crossbody with space to hold a laptop, portfolio or documents and features a semi-structured design that is comfortable to carry all day while retaining its shape – so you won’t need to replace it for years to come.
Aspinal of London Reporter Messenger Bag
Aspinal of London Small Mount Street Laptop Bag
Every piece in the Reporter Collection is available in three warm shades chosen for their ability to pair well with anything in a man’s wardrobe: a rich tobacco hue, a classic navy and a neutral black. If you’re a loyal fan of Aspinal’s bags and accessories you’ll also be pleased to hear that the brand has given its iconic Mount Street Laptop Bag a new-season update, now offering it in the same three shades of leather as its Reporter Collection. Now the only problem you’re faced with is how to choose just one?
Aspinal of London Reporter Collection