Continuing Vee Travels’ gift guide series, while you are shopping for last minute gifts for a friend, family member or partner to be used in and out of the office, you’ll want to pick these up for yourself:
Coach – Legacy Utility Flap Colorblock Commuter
Available in three different colorblocking styles, this glove-tanned leather commuter bag with suede sides can be used both as a brief or a crossbody with its detachable strap. It’s zipper top is covered by a flap with golden turnlocks, and you can fit 15″ laptop inside. ($648, Coach)
Tumi – Alpha Tri-Fold Carry-On Garment Bag
For the man who needs to bring an extra outfit for an after-work event or to change into right away on a business trip, Tumi’s Alpha garment bag can easily be carried by handle or removable shoulhder strap, and feautres extra pockets on both side of the foldedable bag for socks, ties and any tech or travel documents needed. ($395, Tumi)
Trask – Jackson Tech Sleeve
Made of Italian wool and Norwegian elk leather, Trask’s slim portfolio fits tablets of all sizes, and features a flap cover with an exterior pocket. Available in a classic heather grey and a trendy teal. ($85, Trask)
A nice little break from runway shows and shooting street style all day during the tail end of New York Fashion Week, I headed over to Brooks Brothers’ Madison Avenue flagship store for a showroom tour of their Spring/Summer 2014 line, and that of the Thom Browne designed label, Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers.
Brooks Brothers SS14
Sea, surf and sun are the theme, and the line is filled with items inspired by archival photos of Ernest Hemingway and other artists, intellects and jet-setters in The Great Gatsby era and decades following (1920s-50s).
The collection’s beach looks included madras (which was actually introduced to the States by BB), white on white styles, and seersucker and patch patterns.
Travel-ready and day-to-cocktail-hour looks included single and double breasted suits, bold use of red, navy plaid and geo patterns, gingham shirts, leather goods and striped woven ties: