- Buyer's Guide
Week In Review ~ 15 November
A chic tablet sleeve that doubles as a stand, a bag that can go from briefcase to suitcase, and how to discreetly haul a million bucks. Discover more in our Week In Review…
A briefcase…and then some
An elegant briefcase can make all the difference when it comes to looking sharp in business environments, but sometimes there’s a need for more space than a traditional briefcase can provide. Rather than having to carry multiple bags to cover different carry needs, the DUN case3 offers three different bags in one sleek form. A smart leather briefcase suits work settings but can be expanded to serve as an overnighter or alternatively to keep gym gear separate from your work tools. When you have longer trips, simply expand the case again into a suitcase for your travels, and enjoy the convenience of a briefcase at the ready should you need it at your travel destination. The case complies with the carry-on regulations of most airlines and can also slip over the handle of wheeled luggage if needed. Learn more through the DUN case3 Kickstarter campaign.
A new capsule collection leaves the Tailfeather nest
It can be tricky finding carry pieces that suit both work and leisure environments, but Tailfeather’s new Commuter Capsule handles the challenge with ease. Merging urban style with functional design, the capsule features the Treecreeper Roll Top, Hawk Owl Roll Top, Snipe case and Shelduck dopp kit. Each piece is available in black or navy colorways, with an attractive and durable combination of canvas and leather. The Treecreeper Roll Top is a stylish backpack that accommodates a 15-inch laptop. The Hawk Owl Roll Top can be carried as a tote or shoulder bag for day use or as a weekend getaway bag. The Snipe case fits 15-inch laptops and A4 documents but can also serve as an oversized clutch, while the Shelduck dopp kit is a chic and self-standing stash for your toiletries during your travels.
Symmetry in Lexdray style
New for Winter 2015, the Lexdray Symmetry Collection gives a fresh face to key pieces while also introducing two new members to the family. Each piece in the collection is available in a limited run of 500 and features a new custom fabric that combines a rip-stop nylon with a heavy-duty mesh, creating a subtle diamond-shaped pattern from which the collection’s name stems. The water-resistant fabric is used across the Tokyo Pack, Boulder Pack and Dubai Travel Case, plus two new designs, the Whistler Pack and Toronto Pack.
Streetwear meets work sleek
A bag that looks slick on the streets but equally at home in the office is a rare creature – but South Korean brand National Publicity have released two such pieces to roam free across diverse carry terrains. The brand’s new releases include the National Publicity Lomita M and Carson M backpacks, both featuring versatile aesthetics for work, play and travel. Peak inside and you’ll find plenty of organization pockets for keeping the contents in order, while exterior quick-access pockets provide handy access to items you want within easy reach.
Keeping your stash under wraps
So you need to carry cash. A lot of cash. We’re talking in the region of US$1 million. SDR Traveller has just the bag for your needs, and it’s not a flashy hauler. Rather, the opposite. After all, you don’t want to flash the cash when you’re carrying that amount of moolah. Meet the 1M Hauly Heist. And before you start wondering why they’re catering to bank robbers, despite the name SDR Traveller have designed the bag to cater to environments such as countries where local crew are paid in cash and you don’t want to advertise the payroll to potential thieves. The bag features a combination of the 1M Hauly and a Heist Pouch. In addition to discreetly carrying cash, the Heist Pouch reduces the risk of radio frequency tracking by absorbing and reflecting RF signals thanks to nickel, copper & silver fabric. This makes it a useful storage space for the likes of smartphones, laptops or tablets. Both elements of the 1M Hauly Heist are constructed out of lightweight, water-resistant and highly durable cuben fiber that will withstand rugged use while flying under the radar in the looks department.
A bag in business class
A lot of work bags are pretty bland. The Joshu+Vela Zip Briefcase however brings character to your business carry, offering an attractive combination of bridle leather and canvas available in four colorways to suit personal tastes. Top handles and an adjustable shoulder strap offer flexible carry options, while four exterior pockets and two interior pockets keep your work tools neat and tidy. The briefcase fits a 15-inch laptop and can easily do double duty as your downtime bag or carry-on too.
Protection that props up your tech
Having protection for your tablet on the go is great, but protection that can also serve as a useful stand is even better. This Is Ground give you both with the stylish iPad Pro Sleeve and Stand. Crafted by hand using vegetable-tanned Italian vachetta leathers, the sleeve comes in three colorways and offers classy carry for a tablet, stylus and documents. When you want to use the tablet for a presentation or personal viewing, simply prop it up utilizing the sleeve as a stand and then slip it back into safe storage afterwards. Plus if you want a personal touch, This Is Ground offers optional monogramming.