• Ernest Alexander Weekend Bag


    Trains, planes, and automobiles are a permanent fixture in how we live, work, and play. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a week long vacation, an overnight bag is a necessity (and reduces checked bag fees). My weekend bag by Ernest Alexander has proven a top drawer travel companion over the past year. Made from black watch wax canvas with soft vegetable tanned leather handles and warm brass hardware, its wax finish sheds water while developing a unique patina over time. I pack it for my Northeast stints (in lieu of my leather duffle) at even the slightest chance of rain.

    Bedford Black Watch Wax Overnight Bag, $395.00

    Ernest Alexander designs and makes their bags in New York's Garment District. "We craft each of our pieces from the finest materials and pay specific attention to the small details, from our signature wax cottons, to contrasting linings, double stitching, zipper pulls and extra pocketing."

    Nov 9, 2011 | Permalink (10) Total Comments

    Charlotte Wilder left a comment on 11/14/2011 at 2:17 PM:

    Wow, such a beautiful bag. Love the size and the plaid, they somehow are perfect for each other!

    check out my blog (i’ve got some menswear stuff up) at www.thewilderthings.com

    David left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 5:30 PM:

    Good looking bag, reminds me a lot of the old Ralph Lauren black watch duffle I use for travel.

    Joey Dee left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 3:31 PM:

    Personally, I still have issues grasping the conept of bags; but I beliee this is one that I can pull off. Nice nod to rules for my unborn son?

    AEV left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 12:50 PM:

    @FEC - Thanks. I didn’t expect anything different than that.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 12:21 PM:

    @AEV—I paid for my bag.  Any product featured on Unabashedly Prep is pulled from my closet.  My closet only contains pieces I love and personally endorse.  Whether or not they are gifts or purchased are irrelevant to my endorsement of the products in question.

    Snaaby left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 12:03 PM:

    Black Watch is my all-time favorite plaid. Just added this to my Christmas list. Nice pick-up.

    GAH left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 9:57 AM:

    Love the blog, FEC.

    AEV left a comment on 11/10/2011 at 9:25 AM:

    Fred - Was this bag “gifted” to you by the retailer? Such information helps readers intepret your praise….regardless, $400 strikes me as needlessly steep for a cotton/canvas bag.

    emjkmj left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 11:14 PM:

    I like your black watch patterned bag.  Though, it’s really hard to beat the Filson duffles.  Made in the USA, and more importantly guaranteed for life with no questions asked.  As you know, duffles start to breakdown over the years as the stress points take their toll.  Having the ability to send it back in ten years for a brand new one is hard to beat.

    ERIII left a comment on 11/9/2011 at 10:04 PM:

    Nice! Great bag!