Whether you’re escaping the city for a country wedding, or jetting off for a business meeting abroad, you need a bag designed to fit your needs for the weekend ahead. Functional yes, but boy should it look good too.
From an Italian leather suitcase to a Mulberry rucksack, here are Gentleman’s Journal’s pick of the best bags on the market to pack up and escape with…
For an overseas business meeting: Black 'New City' Leather Holdall by Paul Smith
This holdall is the perfect size for a fly-by trip and making big deals abroad. The suede-lined interior has multiple pockets to stash documents, numerous passports (if you’re James Bond) and we love the understated gold lettering.
Men's Black 'New City' Leather Holdall by Paul Smith
For a European city break: the Cognac Weekender by Luca Faloni
Handmade in Florence from the finest Santa Croce leather, like fine wine and David Beckham, it will only get better with age. Designed as the perfect companion to a stylish trip to the Amalfi Coast and to stow in a overhead cabin locker. Not that you’ll ever want to hide it.
Cognac Weekender by Luca Faloni
For a wedding abroad: Carry-on leather suitcase by Brunello Cucinelli
Crucially, this suitcase will keep your suit crease-free, as well as having multiple compartments to organise your packing. Everything about it says quality, in that almost-understated, quietly confident way that Cucinelli excels at.
Burnished Full-Grain Leather Carry-On Suitcase by Brunello Cucinelli
For travelling light: Mulberry leather backpack
Long gone are the days when a backpack was synonymous with school-day discomfort and poor fashion choices. This heritage style piece from Mulberry is as classy as they come.
Crafted from full-grain leather, there’s ample room for everyday essentials and has an internal zip pocket for a phone or passport.
Heritage Full-Grain Leather Backpack by Mulberry
For an off-road adventure: Rugged Twill Duffle bag by Filson
This duffle bag is durable and dependable — perfectly suited for any gentleman looking to channel his more adventurous side. Handily designed to fit within maximum airline carry-on size restrictions, this is the only bag needed for all of your journeys.
The rustproof brass zipper and storm-flap closure offer added protection from the weather, making this versatile bag great for overnight trips of all types.
Rugged Twill Duffle bag by Filson
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