Cool Suitcases

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  1. em36

    em36 Senior member

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    Rimowa polycarbonate. Great icebreaker for hot Japanese chicks.
     


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    Dburr Senior member

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    I just saw this at a store in town and though it was one of the coolest suitcases I've ever seen. Supremely impractical, but supremely cool. Even though I'm not going anywhere, I was almost ready to shell out $750 to buy it. It's from Samsonite and designed by Alexander McQueen. [​IMG] I also like this Louis Vuitton suitcase quite a bit, although I suspect it does look a bit feminine (and loud.) But still, very nice. Louis Vuitton has much more manly looked monogrammed duffle bags for about half the price, but they're pretty impractical to lug through airports. [​IMG] Any other pics of really cool suitcases? Also, can anyone explain what is so great about Tumi? Their suitcases are nice, but I can't figure out why they cost like 4x as much as other almost identical suitcases from companies like Samsonite. Is there something really revolutionary about their quality, or is it just marketing to the jet-set crowd?
    Quite possibly the ugliest bag I've ever seen.
     


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    KaiserSose Senior member

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    Does that mean you like it otherwise? Also, I think its from the 60's, so I don't see it falling apart randomly soon.

    ^12 trips max.
     


  4. Infrasonic

    Infrasonic Senior member

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    For check in just get robust and practical with decent locks.
    I've got a large Samsonite hardshell roller with a matt grain finish, been round the world a few times, still works fine.

    Baggage handlers are c*nts, I've watched them deliberately drop fragile stuff and even full ATA spec. flightcases have come back damaged. Having nice luggage for commercial check in is just stupid.
     


  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Does that mean you like it otherwise? Also, I think its from the 60's, so I don't see it falling apart randomly soon.

    I like it otherwise. My father had Hartman luggage for a while. I just think thinking in terms of durability is the best gauge of luggage. Baggage handlers are monkeys. When you fly a lot you see all sorts of bad behavior in the handling.

    Think ballistic nylon, not leather. [​IMG]
     


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    JayJay Senior member

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    Baggage handlers are c*nts, I've watched them deliberately drop fragile stuff and even full ATA spec. flightcases have come back damaged. Having nice luggage for commercial check in is just stupid.
    I've observed this, too. They show no mercy, and seem to take greater pleasure when it looks like a nice piece of luggage.
     


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  8. rach2jlc

    rach2jlc Prof. Fabulous Dubiously Honored

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    Quite possibly the ugliest bag I've ever seen.
    I had both one of these and the croc-patterned one. They were a lot of fun and very sturdy. I think member Chobochobo has them now. Overall, though, fashion usually gets sacrificed if you travel a good deal, especially by air. After seeing some of my lovely LV, Dior, and Borbonese luggage get all but destroyed from traveling back and forth to Japan, I now just have some ugly, functional, bulletproof Tumi. Do I "like" it? No, but it holds up well. If I had a valet or my own plane, I'd definitely get a full set of Pergamina White Valextra. [​IMG]
     


  9. MetroStyles

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    For cheap, thoughts? [​IMG]
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    These two are really ideal as far as suitcases go. In fact, where can I find a vintage suitcase like that? Leather, ideally brown, but the black with brown straps is nice. I don't want brand, I want the look and something that is somewhat sturdy.
     


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    Had to look this up to figure out what it's called. The nicest luggage you can get is made with belting leather. Hartmann seems to be the most popular. It's a shame more products are not made with this type of leather.
     


  11. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Nothing annoys me more than a group of fatass middle-aged women rolling their luggage side-by-side in a narrow airport concourse.
     


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    Mine--now they have a lot more stickers and tags: [​IMG]
     


  13. oscarthewild

    oscarthewild Senior member

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    For cheap, thoughts?

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    I had this in leather. Got left behind/pinched?? during a relo. Gorgeous. Mine was a lot worse and beat up than this. I was going to get the belting corners that Hartmann has on briefcases put on. Still miss it. Will get another one if needs arise.

    Have another one in a parrot green Naugahide?? Easy to spot. Once in San Fran airport when it was on the belt. A young boy pointed to it and uttered "what a ugly suitcase". His mother greeted me with an apologetic smile as I was just downstream from them and reached to retrieve it.

    Have a third one in an black and white tweed. It was for my wife but now it stores some unfunded liabilities/fabrics.

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  14. ChadHahn

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    I don't do much traveling but have totally gone away from hard sided luggage. I have a large Filson field duffel and a couple pieces of Orvis Battenkill. I was looking at some nice looking Ralph Lauren luggage at Saks one time until I noticed that the empty weight of the large case was 35 lbs. That doesn't leave much weight for clothes.

    Since the weight of the bags is minimal, there is a lot more room for clothes. Which is handy when you travel with a wife and a toddler. I find that things stay pretty safe in soft sided luggage if you pack the more fragile items in the center of the bag.

    The tan of the Filson and the Green of the Orvis is also pretty identifible at the airport. And even when I'm just traveling to see the in laws I feel like I'm coming back from safari when I pull those bags off the carousel.

    Chad
     


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    Rimowa polycarbonate. Great icebreaker for hot Japanese chicks.

    For some reason I see a lot of airline stewardesses using Rimowa.
     


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