Get There In Style – Premium British Luggage And Bags Quintessential Gent 7 March, 2014 It’s March and the weather is getting progressively warmer, which can only mean one thing, an unseasonal bout of blizzards is inevitably waiting just around the corner. But regardless of what the weather is like on our unpredictable shores it’s undoubtedly the time of year to start thinking about your summer break. And with this in mind Street Gentry have prepared a list of some of the best luggage brands to get you to your destination in style. The products we’ve chosen vary in price point but the brands behind them share a passion for great design and are all perfectly proportioned for a weekend away, or a much needed spell abroad. Ettinger Putney based Ettinger have been flying the flag for British made leather goods since 1934 and have been committed to exceptional craftsmanship ever since. The ‘Pursuits’ weekend bag below is case in point. Made with durable drill cotton the bag has clearly been designed with travel needs in mind as there are slip pockets for those smaller items that naturally gravitate towards to bottom of the bag! There is also plenty of space for a variety of outfits making it a great choice of luggage for your next adventure or (much less exciting sounding) business trip. Practical and stylish, that’s the key to a good weekend bag and Ettinger seem to of hit the nail on the head! Charlie Noble Despite having only been founded in 2013 Charlie Noble have already started to make a name for themselves as makers of high quality and desirable bags. Their philosophy of only using the highest quality sustainable British materials in their production is an ethos that we at Street Gentry are quick to applaud and these bags are clearly built to last. We also love that ‘The Charlie Noble’ (as pictured below) has done away with fiddly zips and buckles in favour of strong magnets. This unique feature helps keeps your contents secure whilst also creating a simpler, more streamlined appearance. Weldon Designed for either shoulder or handle carrying the ‘Boston Weekender’ from Cornwall based company Weldon comes in four attractive colour ways. From the vibrant Burnt Orange and Burgundy choices to the slightly more conservative options in Moss and Navy, choosing your favourite to buy will become a daunting task. As well as looking great Weldon bags also use the very best of British materials in their construction so rather than falling apart with age and use these bags will get even more attractive, developing a unique appearance and character. Croots Luxury luggage brand Croots pride themselves on their handmade English craftsmanship and have bags of heritage to boot. The Duffle Holdall we’ve selected from the York City range is the ideal size to use for a weekend trip, an overnight stay or a trip to the gym. The soft dark brown leather is timeless in appearance and style and the shoulder sling can be removed if you prefer to carry your holdalls in hand. Tom Hide If you’re travelling it’s more than likely that you’re going to need something to protect your devices, luckily London based Tom Hide have a great selection of quality leather holders for a variety of devices. We’ve chosen the dark oxblood but there are other stylish shades available depending on whether you prefer white stitching or not. And they are all, yup you’ve guessed it, handmade in the UK.