I detest men, who travel with trolleys!
When a man goes traveling, he does not pull. He shoulders the burden - if he has any pride.
Let me introduce you to the only serious piece of luggage a man should have: the Weekender.
The “weekender“ is your backpack upgrade – tourist or trolley-carrier. And an elegant replacement for your carry-on baggage.
A normal trolley or school-sized backpack is, let's be honest, for children. It's practical, really... maybe for school books and pencil cases. A school kid, that's what people see when they look at you wearing a backpack. A backpack or trolley for a men... that doesn't sound right.
Let your weekender tell a story. Beside the challenge to carry his clothes and not to pull them, no matter if on two or four wheels, the experiences of a journey are more noticeable on leather than a smooth hard shell. This kind of a suitcase may get knocks and scratches that you can conceal with souvenir stickers, but it won’t make it better; unlike a good leather one.
I detest men, who travel with trolleys. The only serious piece of luggage is a weekender!
A weekender-bag is exactly what it sounds like. It's a travel bag that can store enough clothes for a weekend trip. If you travel by car, train, bus or boat, the duffel-bag is a great bag to take you to where you need to be. It is also well suited as a second piece of luggage for longer trips or for when you need to pack a little extra clothing or equipment.
The model Kapara London Leather Holdall is what I could recommend. The word travel bag is reminiscent of train rides with open windows allowing the sea air or mist over Milan to permeate the carriage. The ground in Milan is made up of cobbled streets and train tracks. It is best to wear your belongings on two straps. However, some Italians still insist on dragging their trolleys made of thin plastic through the streets, only to then carefully wrap them up in plastic wrap for a flight - as if it were a fine block of pecorino.
Still, a nice weekender has something typically Italian about it. To say the least, the Tod's model will not out you as a German.
In Italy the easiest way to make yourself popular as a tourist is with a piece of luggage without wheels. Venice was about to ban rolling suitcases due to the disturbance of peace. The residents of the rest of the world should also ban and wish for tourists to carry shoulder bags made of lightweight canvas. Not for women. Only for men. Weekenders could be one of the last signs of masculinity.
In conclusion: Changing it up with a “weekender” though, will give you a little extra class concerning men's baggage. A timeless look. Since the day of train travel men always carry the same soft baggage bags.