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Friday 21 November 2014

The 10 Best men's weekend bags

Burton
1. Burton
£26, burton.co.uk A backpack is effective for a brief getaway, especially if the destination is a muddy field and hands must be free to carry lager. This nylon one will also withstand rain.
2. Debenhams
£30, debenhams.com There are rucksacks out there that would suit those who prefer a smarter or preppy style. This tan canvas bag with its suede base and cream straps is anything but scruffy.
3. Maison Martin Margiela
£845, luisaviaroma.com This brand may be known for its avant-garde designs but the brains behind it are also responsible for understated luggage like this bag.
4. Dunhill
£695, mrporter.com It’s a good job this oh-so-chic holdall is made of treated leather that is water and scratch proof, because the last thing anyone would want is to scuff it.
5. Topman
£38, topman.co.uk If you haven’t the budget to stretch to the real thing then there’s no shame in faking it, you know. This leather-look holdall is a great overnight companion.
6. Louis Vuitton
£875, louisvuitton.co.uk Those who enjoy the finer things in life will already have a collection of monogrammed luggage courtesy of Louis Vuitton. The “Keepall” is the perfect place to start.
7. River Island
£30, riverisland.com With a slightly squarer shape than the norm, this black canvas and camel-strapped tote is a highly adaptable option: the classic styling should go with everything.
8. Ally Capellino
£223.30, allycapellino.co.uk Capellino’s signature styles never date so are a wise investment – the sale has just started so this is the right time to snap up a good quality bag at a reduced price.
9. Zara
£49.99, zara.com This bowling bag is a fine all-rounder. The design is sleek and the perforated surface means it can complement a casual look but would work well with a suit, too.
10. Boden
£89, boden.co.uk This duffle is a timeless multipurpose option, good for carrying a weekend away in the country. It’s crafted in canvas and leather.

Whether you’re a chap about town or country gent, pack up your troubles in style - for a long weekend at least.

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