I’ve been travelling a lot on the weekends–and weeks, and weekdays–it seems, but my $10 beaten backpack hasn’t been able to cope with the multitude of travels I seem to unfairly throw its way. And as all growing up trends seem to indicate, you’re just not a serious class act without at least a classic weekender.
With the weekender, you want to keep it simple: leather is nearly always a must, but it has to be a little worn, to show for its globetrotting past. For lower budgets, skip the leather, but follow the rest of the rules: Simple colour scheme (grays, camels, blacks, browns), no crazy prints. Keep it classic. I prefer to keep it unisex–I’m a big fan of the tomboy weekender. It looks tough, and durable–like something Scott Schumann might own. Which means, you just can’t go wrong.
Wood and Frank–tan on tan on tan