LV does make very good luggage. However, I would advise against you making this purchase because: 1) LV will make you look a little too fussy. For more age appropriate luggage at the same pricepoint, go to a modernist brand like Prada. 2) Given your age, LV will probably be difficult to coordinate with your clothing. I saw a guy on my last trip to the east coast in the airport, obviously quite proud of his Prada Sport jacket and shoes, Versace Jeans, and an LV carry-on. He was obviously unaware that modernist/minimalist + maximalist + classic lux label = an ambiguous fashion statement that unambiguously says: I'm an ignorant label whore. and most importantly: 3) Expensive luggage, especially obviously expensive luggle like LV, practically screams: Steal me. as it sits on the train station step or makes its way around the airport carousel. Maybe LV was practical back when gentlemen travelled with a full set of trunks and a manservant and were treated like royalty, but the realities of modern travel are much starker. If you're going to travel with any expensive accessories, make it a messenger bag that never leaves your shoulder. Personally, I travel with an anonymous American Tourister bag, with a piece of ribbon for identification, and a messenger bag with spare glasses, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and a change of clothes just in case the airline send my bag to Alaska again.