004 - the weekender
Updated: May 13, 2020
Nothing like a good old-fashioned quarantine to make you dream of a weekend getaway...
Duffle Bag Boy
Much like a nice pair of dress shoes, a great weekend bag is an investment worthy of your hard-earned dollars that will pay dividends for years to come. It's a subtle flex that instantly ups your cool factor when heading to the gym or catching the LIRR out East on a summer weekend.
Some things to consider when looking at new weekend bag are size, material, and intended use. Smaller canvas duffles - like Brouk & Co's cream offering below - are perfect for the beach and gym (i.e. machine washable), but will get destroyed if checked on a flight. Nylon and rubberized materials are more durable, but won't age as gracefully as a quality leather option - I've abused the hell out of my Louis Vuitton duffle for the past 10+ years and it still looks brand-new.
While we're all familiar with high-fashion offerings from brands like LV and Gucci, there are a ton of fantastic options available at virtually every price point that put great luggage within reach for guys (and girls) everywhere.
Brouk & Co. - $70 Barbour - $150
Ally Capellino - $176 (on sale) Saturdays NYC - $215
Etro - $1260 Serapian - $1288 (on sale)
Tom Ford - $1794 (on sale) Saint Laurent - $2295