This Travel Bag Has a Pretty Dastardly Trick Up Its Sleeve

Combatant Gent's new duffel is also your new garment bag

November 16, 2016 9:00 am

You’ve packed a garment bag before. You’ve also packed a weekender. Probably in tandem (read: every wedding, ever).

But what if we told you there’s a carryall out there that can pull double-duty?

It’s a delightfully clever means to make one’s way, and the reason you should be visiting the suiting upstarts at Combatant Gentlemen, who just opened a new shop-in-shop at Bloomingdale’s.

Who’s Combatant Gentlemen? A menswear company from California known around some circles as the “Warby Parker of Suits.” They’re in the business of crafting gentlemanly wardrobe staples at extremely affordable prices. Our National bureau swears by ‘em.

Italian suiting? Yes. Shirting to match? They’ve got ‘em. But what about shoes? You bet.

And the best way to travel with all those threads? CG’s canvas weekender garment bag.

Made from a sturdy 16-oz. cotton canvas and featuring leather details and metal hardware throughout, the bag looks like a normal duffel to the naked eye. But open it up and you’ll find it’s a two-in-one garment bag that breaks down flat in seconds.

Here’s how it works: once flat, you’ll load up your suits and shirts. It should be noted that the side flaps turn into handy shoe compartments. Then you’ll zip everything back up. What you’re left with is enough space for a weekend’s worth of casual clothes, but also your more genteel fit already secured and stowed away.

You’ll wanna visit their store at Bloomingdale’s for a full inspection. And while you’re there, might as well pick up weekend’s worth of garb.

Time for a quick escape.

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