Men’s guide to leather overnight bags: A few tips for perfect style
Instead of packing for your next trip in a hard shell suitcase or a too casual backpack, carry it all in style in a leather overnight bag. A leather overnight bag looks like a duffel bag, but rather than the canvas duffels of your youth, these snazzy bags come in all leather.
These bags provide a chic, man of the world look for the travelling man. Leather overnight bags feature long-lasting, durable leather on the exterior with an interior containing a canvas or polyester lining comprised of organiser pockets and divider. This makes packing and organising for your trip easier.
Leather overnight bags come in a few variations of colour, but the most commonly found bags come in black or dark brown. You can also find a few tan or cream bags. The bags typically range in price from $150 to $800, depending on the designer and the leather quality.
The business traveller look
The Le Donne distressed leather getaway duffel gives you that Indiana Jones feel with a vintage design and antique hardware. You can carry it by the hand straps or shoulder strap. You’ll easily fit a weekend’s worth of clothes and toiletries into its roomy 25.5″ x 15″ x 10.5″ interior.
This style of weekend bag looks best when paired with a travelling suit or a preppy look of tan slacks, blue Oxford shirt and a matching belt. With a suit, wear your black or dark brown dress shoes, but with the khakis, wear slip-on brown leather boat shoes or loafers.
The wedding traveler
Look to the Brooks Brothers for the ideal leather bag for a wedding trip. Whether it’s your college buddy or the stockbroker in the next office over, when you must travel to a wedding rely on this roomy barrel bag in not so basic black. You can fit it all into this 20″ x 10.50″ x 9.25″ leather duffel with a hand carry strap and a removable shoulder strap. Of course, your tuxedo goes in a hanging bag.
This man of leisure look works with any suit – single or double-breasted. You can also pair it with dark blue or black jeans and a sweater or button-down shirt. Even if you desire to hit the airport in sneakers, you’ll look great, but you will have an easier time going through security if you wear boat shoes or loafers since you can slide them on and off.
Casual weekend away
You can toss it all in the Sharo brown leather duffel for a quick weekend getaway. This brown leather bag looks like the little brother of the Le Donne bag. It measures 24″ x 14″ x 10″ and easily fits under your seat on the plane or in even the smallest trunk.
Here’s the bag that looks great even when you wear it with shorts. Stick with khaki, navy blue or black shorts though. Pair it with a solid coloured T-shirt or a Hawaiian shirt that buttons up. Slip-ons or sandals work with this look.
The leather overnight bag offers you a simple, sophisticated way to stash your stuff for a quick trip. These bags offer at least two organiser pockets inside and keep your clothes in order. You’ll have quick access to everything and look smashing carrying it.
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