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Leather Weekend Bag
In the 1970s, luggage maker American Tourister ran a TV commercial in which a gorilla savagely beats up on one of the company’s hard-sided suitcases to show its durability. Such a product may be good protection for the bags you leave to the devices of merciless luggage handlers, but for the valise that you carry personally a little more style is in order. When storing overhead and for short weekend trips, go to the soft sides of a leather bag. You may even be surprised how hard-wearing a bag with a natural exterior is—especially since leather, just as you do, develops character with age. Small nicks and bruises can be rubbed out and stains cleaned with saddle soap. …
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