I love you, man (bag)
Don’t be fooled into thinking what you carry doesn’t matter. After all, any weekend away needs a smoking-hot companion
If you’re anything like me, right now you’ll be staring out of your window at a steelgrey sky dreaming of a much-needed spring break. Unlike me, however, you probably won’t be obsessing over what kind of luggage to pack your smalls into. I’m guessing what your weekend bag will look like will be about 129th on your list of concerns.
In fairness, it’s only first on mine because of an unfortunate incident that forced me to rock up to exclusive Somerset hotel Babington House with all my possessions in a bin bag – a true story and one too painful to recount in full (let’s just say that cats aren’t always inclined to use the designated litter tray and leave it at that).
Anyway, since then, the right weekend bag has become almost as important as the right weekend destination for me. And it should be to you too because, despite what a lot of men think, the bag a man carries is just as important as the shoes he wears. More so, in fact, because more people are probably going to clock your bag than your brogues.
Alas, a lot of men still don’t take bags seriously, viewing them (erroneously) as mere receptacles for ‘stuff ’, rather than bona-fide accessories. Which is a fatal mistake because, in my book, if you’re carrying something you’re wearing it. And if you’re wearing it you may as well make it count. So below are four weekend bags worth wearing. All are built to last, have plenty of pockets (a prerequisite), shoulder straps (another must if you don’t want arms like an orangutan), and one, Oliver Sweeney’s cleverly designed Taunton bag, even has a built-in shoe pocket to keep your Oxfords separate from your underpants.
So my advice is buy the bag and only then book the spring break. And house train your pets properly.
Men still don’t take bags seriously, viewing them as mere receptacles for ‘stuff’