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The World's Best Luggage

By: Sharp Staff|August 7, 2014

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Briefcases

Alexander McQueen Heroic Leather Briefcase



The name says it all. This Alexander Mcqueen briefcase marries classic elements with the fashion house’s signature attitude for one luxe bag that your co-workers won’t be able to stop staring at. Made in Italy, the briefcase features full grain leather and comes lined in a bright red to add a little punch of personality. With various compartments, there’s enough storage in here for all your iThings without making the bag itself look bulky or cumbersome. ($1,865)

Bill Amberg Full Grain Leather Backpack

If there’s one backpack that shows you’ve graduated from style rookie to pro, this may be it. While all black everything has its place, there’s something to be said about the warmth and charm of brown. Made in England, this Bill Amberg backpack is perfectly set up for stylish everyday use. A rugged full grain leather combined with solid brass hardware make for one hell of a sturdy bag. Make note of the buckled straps at the bottom for your umbrella! ($835)

Backpacks

Burberry Full Grain Leather Backpack



Tough as it is handsome, this backpack from Burberry is the perfect companion for any stylish guy on the move. Its full-grain leather gives it a rugged demeanour that only looks better the more use you get out of it – so don’t be afraid to beat it up a little. Wrapped in a beautiful navy, it’s a sophisticated choice that you can easily wear on the weekend or take to work without being ridiculed. ($1,330)

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Alligator Holdall

For a man looking to make a powerful statement wherever he goes, this is the bag to have. Ever since Stefano Pilati took over the creative reigns at Zegna, the brand has become bigger, bolder and more luxe without sacrificing the DNA that has made it a force to be reckoned with in the world of menswear. Made of beautiful alligator hide, this is wearable luxury at its finest. (Price available upon request)

Travel Bags

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Filson Heavy Tin Duffle Bag



A man needs a bag that he can depend on. One that will stand by his side through thick and thin without breaking or wearing thin. If you aren’t aware of Filson, introduce yourself immediately. The brand has its roots in hunting gear, but its true star is its range of rugged bags. Crafted in double wax-coated tin fabric, these puppies are able to withstand maximum water and stain damage, leaving behind only a beautiful patina that’s as unique to the owner as their fingerprint. Add in some bridle leather and brass hardware, and you’ve got one heck of a bag that will last you the rest of your life. ($255)

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Globe-Trotter 30” Wheeled Suitcase

For the international man, Globe-Trotter specializes in making premium travel luggage that will continually inspire you to see the world in style. Each of these fine specimens take at least ten days of work in order to achieve a level of quality that is acceptable to the brand’s incredibly high standards. That’s saying a lot in today’s mass manufactured society. But you can tell of the brand’s commitment to quality with its attention to detail. Lightweight (a must for any travel piece), this suitcase is made of vulcanized fibreboard and trimmed in a beautiful leather that will only get better with age. ($2,210)

Gucci Convertible Leather Tote

Need something easy for that vacation you’re about to go on? This tote from Gucci might be a handy option. Like its name alludes, it converts by folding over to be half its size in case you don’t have too much to carry on a particular day (but still enough to warrant using a bag). Among its features, the standout is the brand’s iconic bamboo handle – fitting for a day in the tropics. ($3,350)

Hermès Etrivière II

You’ve seen them before. The guys in your office that carry around laptop bags that look like they were gifted from a local office supply store. Do not be that guy. If you want to be taken seriously, make sure you pay yourself a little respect first. This Hermès attaché is a prime example of how a modern man’s work bag should look – sleek, simple and classic. Calfskin handles and palladium-plated hardware complement the bag’s contrasting colours. ($6,350)

Louis Vuitton

Totes

Louis Vuitton Cabas East-West Tote



We understand if you have reservations about carrying around a tote. That’s because the amount of bad ones out there outnumber the good ones, which have given them a misunderstood reputation. A good tote, though, can be one of the most practical items you have in your sartorial repertoire. Spacious and easy to use, these versatile pieces are a must. This Louis Vuitton tote is contemporary and functional with its sleek laser cut perforations and supple leather. ($5,600)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather-Trimmed Waxed-Twill Backpack

That backpack you had in school? Consider this a grown-up equivalent that still pays homage to your good ol’ college days. The main body of the bag is composed of a sturdy grey waxed twill, while the front pocket, top handle and straps all come in a supple black leather for an all-together polished look. It’s a bag that combines both utilitarian functionality with style that’s appropriate for casual jaunts around the city. ($295)

Mulberry Ted Convertible Leather Bag

Design meets function with this clever bag from Mulberry. Tired of switching back and forth between each arm? Not to worry, this bag converts into a backpack for a perfect hands-free option. The brand’s signature clasps allow you to adjust the size while its inner pockets are more than accommodating in case you need to bring your work home with you. ($1,470)

Carry Ons



Paul Smith Textured-Leather Holdall



Sir Paul Smith is an icon of British fashion, which is saying something if you consider how many impressive designers and fashion houses have come from the country. Known for his whimsicality and infectious charm, there’s always an element in his work that shows he doesn’t take life too seriously. Here, the midnight-blue handles clash with the stark black of the body in a way that works surprisingly well. With a pop of purple (the designer’s favourite colour) in the interior, this is one holdall that proves fashion can be fun and refined at the same time. ($975)

Rimowa Topas Stealth Multiwheel Suitcase

Stealth seems about right when you look at this beauty from luxury travel company, Rimowa. With its signature aluminum grooves, the suitcase protects against any humidity and extreme temperatures for the business man that finds himself in a variety of different climates. ($1,280)

Tod’s Large Script Bag

You may know them for their iconic driving shoes, but Tod’s also makes great accessories. Made in a velvety suede with contrasting colour piping, this tote is an easy way to upgrade your look for a weekend outing to the cottage or beach. Side pockets give way for easy storage (did somebody say wine?) while the leather handles make for a sturdy hold.

One for the Minimalist

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie Barajas Double-Zip Leather and Canvas Pouch



For those of you who carry a lot of little things around with you (ie. Keys, sunglasses, wallet, phone, etc.), consolidate them all into one place with this clever double-zip pouch from Canadian brand, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie. Sized to fit A4 paper, it’s perfect if you need to bring a few important documents with you without the hassle of a larger bag. ($335)

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