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Looks like that one on Ebay lacks the wheels. I considered bidding but decided not to. Here is the $600+ Andiamo model. http://www.suitcase.com/Andiamo-VG22V.php Seems a bit nicer than the Briggs, but I'm not sure it's $350 nicer. Especially considering I'm pretty easy on luggage. Looking at the images more closely, I think the Brigg may actually be a better design than the Andiamo. It gives you independent access to the suitcase and garment bag areas, and it keeps the garment bag on the top of the bag when it's lying flat, so the remaining contents of the bag aren't squashing your suits. The more I'm looking at these the more I'm convinced that a trifold in carry-on size with some internal structure is the way to go. Maybe it won't get me to a wrinkle free outcome, but it seems to be the best mixture of convenience and protection for my bespoke.
I have a B&R bag which took a lot of very very hard travel. it looks brand new, long after it shouldn't. I don't think that B&R looks as elegant as tumi, but it is as tough as anything out there. MC I agree with the idea you have on the tri-fold. I, personally, like to have a wheelless garment bag and keep the wheels on the computer bag, my superstition is that it is less likely to draw attention and possibly end up in the belly of the airplane. the beuty of the B&R tri-fold on wheels is that most similar configurations have the tri-fold fit inside a semi rigid shell, wasting some space and limiting access. by the way, I bought my tumi garment bag on ebay from a guy called scottnoah (I have no relation to him) for a pretty good price. more importantly, it is a discontinued model that I was looking for. I don't like some of the new models of Tumi, in terms of layout.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2004....ted=all Cargo Cult by Guy Trebay Published: September 19, 2004 The Queen of England made me buy my luggage. Well, O.K., not exactly. But it was ''Old Bess,'' as the Duchess of Windsor used to call her, who sold me on the stuff, since my first reaction to a Globe-Trotter suitcase was that it imparted to its owner a sad, defeated Willy Loman air. But the queen, then a princess, proudly packed her trousseau in Globe-Trotter suitcases and managed to look quite snappy on tarmac and gangplank. The ill-fated Diana, Princess of Wales, carried the hats she detested in them, and the Duke of Edinburgh employs the cases exclusively. After all, if there is anything the inheritors of an empire should know, it's how to pack. Made by hand of vulcanized fiberboard over an ash frame, using methods barely changed since the company's founding in 1897, Globe-Trotters are essentially cardboard suitcases. They are lightweight, boxy, expensive -- from $365 to $1,460 -- and so aggressively nondescript that they are favored not merely by nobility, but also by a select group of fashion's own royals -- designers and stylists -- as well as by a fanatical group of cargo cultists in Japan, and, nowadays, by me.
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