If you are trying to plan for the last summer holiday, loading up a couple of weekend bags and hitting the open road is satisfying enough. Even if you’re not taking a roam around the French Riveria, duffel bags offer a massive amount of space and are stylish beyond belief.
Listen, we are not talking about gym bags here. Weekend bags are designed to be strictly perfect for in-between travel. It should have a clean-classic design that is also functional and be made out of high-quality leather. The rigid construction also needs a robust and smooth zipper – trust me, no one wants that kind of struggle.
For a classy gentleman, this means no tacky, gigantic logos too. Ideally, you would want to go for the sophisticated vegetable tanned, black, navy or dark chocolate brown to satisfy your senses. But with the market packed full of delicious options, here are some of the must-have weekend bags for men:
A Refined Cotton Canvas Mismo Weekend Bag
Mismo, the Copenhagen-based brand, is one of the go-to companies for men’s luggage. With its simplistic and relaxed high-quality designs that fuse expandability and elegance. Known for its minimalist Scandinavian design and close attention to detail, the M/S Avail Bag in classic khaki and black is the perfect overnight travel bag for men.
It has the space to store your laptop and valuables securely, but it is also compact enough to comply with airline restrictions. From a full-grain bridle leather exterior, gun-metal buckles and heavy-duty, waterproof cotton and nylon canvas, your Gucci slippers are guaranteed to keep everything bone dry no matter the weather.
The Italian Luca Faloni Artisan Bags
We are looking at a chocolate brown tumbled leather bag from Santa Croce that is a lot softer and a little more supple than the traditional harness belt leather you are used to seeing in most elegant pieces. Its shine can be pretty breathtaking with a subtle wax finish when the light hits the Luca Faloni. From its solid silver hardware, rounded handles, Riri zipper and classic Sunbrella lining, all that’s left is the traditional Italian stamp to finish it off.
Carl Friedrik Palissy Weekend Bags
This is an exquisite piece which almost glows from across the room. You may think I’m being hyperbolic, but until you’ve put your hands on one of Carl Friedrik’s creations, you can’t appreciate the level of quality here. This is a beautiful and elegant design; nothing exists where it doesn’t have to. Bare in mind that this is full of Italian high-quality Vachetta leather, which means it is a ‘whole grain’ vegetable tanned in colour. With its stud-like feet to prevent floor damage, a buy like this will be worth the investment.
Refine Performance With The Troubadour Grey Adventure Bags
Troubadour’s travel bags are famous for their modern minimalist aesthetic and sturdy construction. The London-based Troubadour company is proud to stand for one of the best quality bags. This means it last in terms of both decorative aesthetics and durability. The bag above is a classic weekend bag that you’ll come to rely upon. Made from a hard-wearing waterproof fabric, the bag also features a roomy interior accompanied by a zipped padded laptop compartment perfect for your travel needs.