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."