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The essential travel kit for your next business trip

We pick our favourite suitcases, accessories and travel must-haves to ensure you fly high in high style

Here at Gentleman’s Journal, when we aren’t giving you our expert tips on the best weekend destinations, we’re probably giving you some sound advice on the travel essentials you should be packing for your trip. But, when it comes to business trips, the requirements are a little different. If you’re meeting clients and attending events with prospective investors then first impressions count so a wrinkled suit or worn out suitcase simply won’t do.

With this in mind, we’ve gathered together some seriously chic cabin-friendly luggage, along with some of our most cherished travel accessories, to make flying a breeze and ensure you’re prepared for whatever your trip can throw at you in true style.

For putting the ‘smart’ in smart luggage…

horizon luggage

Perfect for the tech-savvy gentleman, Horizn Studios are pioneering the next innovations in travel. Its H7 Carry-On Check-In Luggage model features a removable 10,000 mAh smart charger with two USB ports (cabin-approved for all airlines), a compression pad to maximise storage capacity, and a premium water-repellent laundry bag that will seal off any dirt.

For keeping it more traditional…

Bennett Winch Weekender

OK, we know we spend a lot of time talking about Bennett Winch and its Weekender Bag, but you really need look no further for a timeless travelling companion. Its features include a thoughtfully-conceived interior, comprising a series of functional pockets and compartments.

A padded laptop sleeve ensures your computer is carried securely, while two separate waterproof compartments provide ample room for shoes, gym gear or anything else that needs keeping separate from your belongings.

Bennett Winch Weekender

Bennett Winch Weekender

£575

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Keep fresh on your flight…

Floris Fragrance Travel Collection For Him

To explore the world, you need a world of fragrances to take along with you. That means, even if you have a signature scent, it pays to invest in an entire fragrance collection that will broaden your horizons as much as your travels will.

We’d suggest this eau de toilette Travel Collection from Floris. With four different scents — the aromatic Santal, the floral No.89, the woody Elite and citrus JF — it comes presented in a handy blue and gold box, and will keep you feeling fresh wherever you land.

Floris Fragrance Travel Collection For Him

Floris Fragrance Travel Collection For Him

£75

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Get business handshake-ready...

Czech & Speake Air-Safe Manicure Set

Czech & Speake’s approach to daily grooming rituals borders on the spiritual. Its shaves are closer, its soaps softer and its aftershaves more aromatic. And yet, the award-winning British brand are never satisfied. From its Belgravia-based showroom, Czech & Speake is continuously inventing and innovating — determined to improve your grooming experience beyond the bathroom.

This Air-Safe Manicure Set is perhaps the pinnacle of its efforts; the cutting edge of abrasive accessorising. Beautifully presented in a blue long grain leather case, with contrasting white inner, the Design Award-winning set contains four instruments purpose-made in Germany by expert toolmakers.

Czech & Speake Air-Safe Manicure Set

Czech & Speake Air-Safe Manicure Set

£225

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Never miss a flight...

Ettinger Double Watch Roll

Designed to hold two watches securely, Ettinger’s new double watch roll is perfect for use at home and when travelling. The watch roll has been crafted in a beautiful waxy cowhide and lined in soft suede. It has a dividing ring to keep the watches separate and a monogrammed popper closure that allows for larger or smaller watches. Add your initials to make it truly personal.

Ettinger Double Watch Roll

Ettinger Double Watch Roll

£275

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