or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 1989

post #29821 of 33197

Hi people, 

 

Perhaps I could obtain a quick opinion regarding carry-on luggage for international flights? I have been searching for ages, and I believe I have found what I think is my grail bag: the Brunello Cucinelli leather weekender:

 

 

It was love at first sight, and I managed to get an awesome deal on Ebay to boot: $1400 for a NWT condition bag (retail $3000). Unfortunately, it struck me yesterday that there is a local retail shop for BC that recently opened where I lived. They didn't carry the full leather version, but had a similar model in cotton with leather accents. After handling the bag, I have a couple of concerns:

 

1. The cotton bag was pretty heavy... I imagine the full leather version will be more so. Does anyone find full leather bags to be a hassle to carry onto international flights? The published weight limit is 7kg, and I imagine the bag itself would take up 1/3 of the allowed weight. There is also the issue of lugging the heavy thing from terminal to terminal, etc. 

 

2. The size. OMG this thing is big. 8 x 21.5 x 13.5 inches. The sales assistant confirmed that it is "carry-on legal", but it looks very substantial in person. I understand that such bags are designed as weekend bags, to accommodate a couple of days worth of clothes, toiletries, etc, but do you guys feel that it is too much to carry a book, sweater, ipad, and small camera plus some odds and ends onto the plane? I'm also wondering if the bag would look "softer" with time?

 

Thank you all for taking the time to read and weigh in. Have a nice day.

post #29822 of 33197

I'm a fan of big carry-on bags and rarely check luggage on domestic flights. If you're a frequent flyer, though, soft, leather hand-helds are problematic for a number of reasons. They're obviously a bitch to carry, tend to get beaten up in overhead compartments and tend to attract pick-pockets (esp. in Europe). Personal anecdotes available with regard to all three concerns. Since I am not Kanye West, I now roll with much more moderately priced wheeled luggage, though I know BC offers more baller iterations.

 

If you check luggage regularly anyways, I'd recommend a smaller carry-on.

 

BC leathergoods age well, so no problem there.

post #29823 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrooksLauren77 View Post
 

Too tight in the arms and shoulders, return.

 

+1. Also, post in tailors' thread.

post #29824 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by BD22 View Post
 

I'm a fan of big carry-on bags and rarely check luggage on domestic flights. If you're a frequent flyer, though, soft, leather hand-helds are problematic for a number of reasons. They're obviously a bitch to carry, tend to get beaten up in overhead compartments and tend to attract pick-pockets (esp. in Europe). Personal anecdotes available with regard to all three concerns. Since I am not Kanye West, I now roll with much more moderately priced wheeled luggage, though I know BC offers more baller iterations.

 

If you check luggage regularly anyways, I'd recommend a smaller carry-on.

 

BC leathergoods age well, so no problem there.

 

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

Unfortunately, I often have to check luggage, as I fly international (living in Singapore, not much of a choice there). I usually stuff my carry on under the seat, or use it as a leg rest. The bag has no external pockets, and is actually quite fiddly to open with the belt and latch system, so less worry about pick pockets but there is always the concern someone will walk off the my entire bag. 

 

I have a Tumi carry-on-sized hard case that came with my credit card application, but I desire something leather, with more character to it. But I guess you are right with regards to the size - a smaller bag would be ideal.

post #29825 of 33197

@ Plainnerd

 

Can someone recommend me a medallion toe wholecut or similar sleek medallion toe shoe for 300 or under?  Something similar to thie G&G Hayes or Grant or the Herring Scott. 

 

Charles Tyrwhitt Arthur calf wholecut in black and brown @ £229

post #29826 of 33197
I'm interested in picking up a pair of velvet slippers however I have wide feet. I'm concerned velvet slippers won't stretch as much as a standard pair of leather dress shoes. Is there a brand that is known to run a little wider? I'm looking at Stubbs, Del Toro, etc. Any brand recommendation or tips would be helpful.
post #29827 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by forbritisheyes View Post

It depends on how short it is in comparison to coats of a traditional length. The max the length can be is such that the fastening button is roughly halfway between the gorge and the bottom of the coat. I wear a lot of hickey freeman mainline and if you look at their classically styled stuff, the button stance is usually a bit lower than the halfway distance from gorge to coat bottom. Look at these two and you'll see what I mean. Pocket placement is key as well. Don't go longer than the proportions illustrated in the pictures.
Buttonstance.png 618k .png file

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/~04AAOSwuMFUa7k8/$_12.JPG?set_id=880000500F

In numerical terms? 1-2"


Hopefully someone answers mine :3

Thank you.
post #29828 of 33197
Just tried on this jacket. How would you say this fits me? All your advice will be very much appreciated!

post #29829 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by HaroldShand View Post
 

@ Plainnerd

 

Can someone recommend me a medallion toe wholecut or similar sleek medallion toe shoe for 300 or under?  Something similar to thie G&G Hayes or Grant or the Herring Scott. 

 

Charles Tyrwhitt Arthur calf wholecut in black and brown @ £229

Thanks, should have specified 300 USD or under though, those are closer to $400.

post #29830 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by upcoming View Post

Just tried on this jacket. How would you say this fits me? All your advice will be very much appreciated!

 

That picture isn't helpful at all.

post #29831 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

That picture isn't helpful at all.

I hope this picture is better!

post #29832 of 33197

Hey everyone, hoping this is the appropriate thread to put in a pretty general question.

 

Looking to get a corduroy sports jacket, good for both casual business and date nights, preferably with jeans (so versatile).

 

I'm a fair skin guy, blonde hair blue eyes, would you say I should go for Black, Brown, or Camel? 

 

Thanks!

post #29833 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by cphil19 View Post
 

Hey everyone, hoping this is the appropriate thread to put in a pretty general question.

 

Looking to get a corduroy sports jacket, good for both casual business and date nights, preferably with jeans (so versatile).

 

I'm a fair skin guy, blonde hair blue eyes, would you say I should go for Black, Brown, or Camel? 

 

Thanks!

 

I'd go for brown or olive green.

post #29834 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by upcoming View Post


I hope this picture is better!

Length and shoulders look okay. Chest looks okay too. Pic isn't all that great, but fit looks reasonable from the little I can see. I.e. nothing glaringly awful. There's some pinching on the button though. Is it tight in the chest?

post #29835 of 33197
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

I'd go for brown or olive green.

Thanks for the reply.

 

Interesting....more so than tan? 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)