On my trip to NYC earlier this year I met and fell in love with a menswear accessories brand by the name of Hook & Albert. While at their booth at the Mrkt show, I came across an incredible bag, unlike any I had seen before. I kept this little secret to myself as I figured, like many things, this would never make it’s way to Canada- let alone Toronto. I’m delighted to say that I was wrong in that assumption.
So, what’s so great about this bag? Well, our dear friends at Hook + Albert decided that it was about time that people had a clever carryall that combines the functionality of a garment bag with the pack-it-up portability of a weekender. The end result, a great collection of Garment Weekender bags that are going to change the way we travel. From business trips to New York to chilling at the cottage for the weekend, these bags can handle it all. Now available in both waxed canavas and saffiano leather (the same stuff premium leather brands use), these bags are undoubtably one of the best-looking bags on the market.
The workhorse bag works like this: the large duffel shape breaks down flat, which allows easy loading of the suit and shirts you’ll need for a weekend away. Tuck in some pocket squares and other accessory necessities into the zippered pockets, slide your dress shoes into the lined pouches, and zip the whole thing back up. What you’re left with is a bag with plenty of room to handle a weekend’s worth of clothes, but is already safely stocked with your most important pieces. Still not convinced? Check out the double-duty bag in action… – GQ