With Autumn just around the corner, I get to planning weekend breaks in the country. I imagine enjoying long walks in the finally cool air and feeling the crunch of leaves beneath my boots. Curling up in an armchair in the corner of a local coffee shop, nursing a creamy hot chocolate and getting lost in a great book. Watching the sun set as it’s last golden rays make the red, orange and brown leaves scattered all over the ground shine…bliss! I do so much enjoy that we have seasonal weather, each brings with it it’s own sensual pleasures and unique beauty. So, wherever I plan to go, I need something to carry a couple of days worth of clothes in. I am really into men’s accessories at the moment. They’re so sturdy and smart and, well, masculine. Here I’ve picked of my favourite holdall bags currently on the market for you men (and women) out there who may also be planning an autumnal break.
Clockwise from top:
*Boden (£89)- Indigo cotton canvas holdall with a striped lining and chocolate brown handles and adjustable shoulder strap. A relaxed looking bag for those who prefer a less formal look.
*Nap-Sac (£270)- Coffee coloured holdall with contrast trim. A wopping 40 gallon capacity and cotton webbing lining. Durable and stylish.
*Reiss (£295)- Sleek, smart black classic holdall. Great for city and country breaks. Simple stitch details and silver hardwear.
*M&S (£149)- Italian style inspired chocolate brown leather holdall with plenty of pockets, for those of us who like to keep everything super organised.
*Barbour (£145)- As durable and practical as their iconic coats. This Barbour holdall will last you a lifetime and never go out of style.
*Reid & Hamilton (£260)- Brown holdall with a rather old fashioned feel about it. Another with plenty of pockets, this will wear beautifully with age.
*Superdry, available at Next (65)- Black nylon casual holdall. Great for active weekends and doubles as a great gym bag. One you can chuck about.
*Chapman (£259)- Tweed classic holdall with contrast trims and straps. Has a large padlocking compartment and waterproof middle layer. Adjustable and very smart looking.
*Peter Werth, available at House of Fraser (£150)- Gorgeous, minimal and unique looking holdall with one main compartment. Lined in a beautiful purple fabric. Minimal on the outside, flashy on the inside. Reminiscent of a Boateng suit.
Hopefully I’ve picked something to suit all tastes and budgets. I do believe that investing in a quality item will see it last you a lifetime if you treat it right. So what may seem expensive, is really a snip when you look at the cost per use ratio. Well, that’s all for now. Thank you kindly for reading!