Nothing makes us happier than coming across a well made leather bag. This weekend bag by UK brand Troubadour – measuring a generous 50 x 30 x 16cm – made our day. With its premium black leather handcrafted in Italy, you can smell the leather just by looking at its grained texture. Our favourite part is imagining it age – and we have no doubt it will do so beautifully. Every hide of Troubadour’s leather is unique, and the tonal variations, marks and veins are all natural features derived from the vegetable tanning process.
We love the sleek and minimalistic design that’s great for both business travel and weekends away. It has a large storage compartment (complete with document and zip pockets) and is lined with sturdy cotton canvas. Two external front pockets mean easy access for particular items. Our verdict: a key investment piece for any man.