In the months (years? How long have we been doing this?) we’ve been bringing you Man Bag Monday, we’ve looked at tons and tons of solid-color leather holdalls. They’re masculine, they’re functional, they form a great foundation to a man’s bag wardrobe. Take ‘em to the gym, take ‘em on a road trip, use ‘em as a carry-on for a flight. Every brand makes its own version of the men’s holdall at this point, but the Valextra Leather Holdall might be the most luxurious of all the traditional leather options we’ve explored.
Valextra has built an enormous reputation off of a few simple principles: Keep things simple, use the best materials available, make beautiful leather goods. That’s the kind of brand I can get behind, particularly when it comes to men’s leather goods. This bag is nearly archetypal. (more…)