These Bags Defy Physics, and Handsomely

Hook & Albert: Travel bag ingenuity with a side of leather

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This Leather Bag Defies Physics, and Handsomely
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18 February 2016

Three ironclad rules for travel:

Look good. Bring only what you need. And don’t have an itinerary that includes Newark.

Solving those first two conundrums: Hook & Albert, makers of men’s duffels and accessories that seamlessly mesh form with function.

Today, H&A introduces two new bags that’ll change your weekend travel plans.

No Newark layover necessary.

We’re already fans of Hook & Albert, the ingenious fellows behind the Garment Weekender — a garment bag cleverly folded along the curves of a leather travel duffel, which allows you to safely store your suit jackets on quick getaways.

Big believers in the nexus of functionality and style (as they call it, “fit, function and fashion”), the company also does a line of reversible portfolios (basically, a tech super-organizer meets an elegant leather portfolio) and 3-way carryalls (a briefcase, backpack and shoulder bag in one).

Today, they’re launching two more bags that blend smart organization with good-looking materials:

Overnight Duffel Bag: Separate the wheat from your chaff. This water-resistant carry-on (which also works as a gym bag) features a clip-in laundry bag (removable) and a separate shoe bag to keep your dirties quarantined. Made from melange canvas with black-denim accents, the overnighter also features a water bottle pocket and optional shoulder strap.

Dopp Kit: A looker on the outside, and inside, three separate compartments for organizational nirvana: a wide rectangular opening for larger items, two side zip flaps and a small internal zip pocket. Waterproof, too.

Speaking of that Garment Weekender? H&A also has new, sportier black and grey waxed canvas take on the bag, up now for preorder and shipping March 4.

Another good thing to add to your itinerary.

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