A Proper Gentleman’s Bag

Whether you’re heading to the country for a weekend or just sleeping out for the night, you need a bag that is both stylish and practical. A sleek, minimalist duffle bag means that you can ditch the gym bag – and, for God’s sake, the man-purse – and pack your things like a gentleman.

From American stalwart Filson, this classic duffle is made with oil-finished rugged twill, a brass zipper and leather straps, which means the this bag will probably last longer than you. US $265, available online.

We Canucks have our own classic, too: the Small Banff Bag in Vintage Tribe Leather from Roots. Durable, minimalist, timeless, perfect. $338, available online and at Roots stores.

A structured duffle, from Italian label Etro, was picked by Holt Renfrew as one of the season’s must-have items (number 8). The only challenge with this suede bag, which is best in brown, is having nice enough stuff to put inside. $1,325, available at Holt Renfrew.

The brown beauty pictured above is a new issue from Banana Republic, a tumbled leather travel bag with handy internal zip pockets and clean lines everywhere. $345, available online at Banana Republic stores.

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