SUMMER STOCK-UP #3: WEEKEND BAGS
Grabbed your “summer clothes” bin out of the back of your closet only to find a bunch of neatly-folded letdowns? You’re in luck: we’re introducing a new feature for the warm-weather months, aptly named “Summer Stock-Up”. In each post you’ll find five variations on a summer essential—perfect for refreshing your closet (and avoiding future disappointments).
Billykirk’s 20” Carryall
Though we love them best for their exquisite leather goods, this distinctive Billykirk carryall is primarily canvas (but still packs a hard-wearing leather punch where it counts, namely the rich brown reinforced bottom). The crisp navy and white stripe reminds us of old-timey swimming costumes, which makes it a perfect beach weekend carry that’s still elevated and grown-up (seriously, dude, the mesh tote bag isn’t doing you any favors). Get it here.
Topo Designs’ Classic Daypack
If a backpack is more your speed, Topo Designs’ classic daypack strikes the ideal balance of size, utility and aesthetics—it’s not your old Jansport, but it’s also not one of those “fashion backpacks” that looks rugged but can’t get wet or hot or too cold or or or. Small, clever features distinguish its streamlined design and give it the look of a remarkably well-considered bag. And if your weekends tend to be a bit more adventurous than the next guy’s, you’ll be prepared. Get it here.
Ben Minkoff’s Birdseye Wythe Weekender
Remember that time you knew semaphore? No, neither do we. So skip the heavily nautical-themed gear (embroidered whales? Really?) in favor of this vibrant double-stripe that ever-so-subtly evokes those colorfully numbered sail motifs. The stripes alone would’ve done it for us, but there’s something about the birdseye weave that’s equal parts athletic-gear and suiting-inspired. In other words: a beach-friendly bag you won’t feel weird carrying in November. Get it here.
Mismo’s M/S Adventurer Duffle
The guy who shows up at your annual camping trip in a pith helmet? Not good. This sophisticated nod to the spirit of adventure, in safari green? Good. Pack it full of brown liquor and performative masculinity for that true Hemingway vibe (but really, you’re gonna need some booze to deal with Mr. Pith Helmet). Get it here.
Ernest Alexander’s Bedford Overnight Bag
Can’t beat the classics. Ernest Alexander’s rugged waxed canvas overnight bag is a good all-around category winner—it’s not so large that you feel like Quasimodo schlepping through security checkpoints, but the deceptively simple side buckles can be loosened (or even undone completely) to add significant space for you over-packers out there. And not only is the waxed finish water-resistant and durable, it also allows you to garner envious stares at the airport as you put on a fresh coat of Otter Wax with the satisfied smirk of a true artisan. Get it here.