Porter continues to grow it's world wide retailers and we continue to see more items and bags that we may not have come accross before. END Clothing in the UK have just received a nice selection of models and styles from Porter, but it's the simplicity of this "Trip" package that grabbed me. I love how they finished the bags in black Ripstop. It's an ideal synthetic material that fits well with the Yoshida aesthetic and mentality, while being one of the best options for the package of small pouches and bags. For traveling, its great having a few bags to separate possibly spills from more valuable pieces. Each bag fits into the larger size for easy-to-pack use and they also come with a karibeaner as a nice and potentially useful bonus.
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Monocle have been working on a couple additions to their Porter luggage collection and my favourite of course is the new Day Tote. It's a little shorter and wider than the first tote bag and comes with some longer handles, which is just what I asked for. There is a good chance I will be carrying one of these around in the near future as it will be a little more functional compared to the Wm. J. Mills I'm currently hauling. It has a nice variety of pockets and pouches on the inside as well as a zip bottom "brolly" (umbrella) compartment and finished with a zip-up top. It's definitely a fall friendly bag and I hope to put it to the test in the near future – in olive. – Available at Monocle, £165
Although we made a pretty good stab at the perfect daily duffle bag but Porter have a few options of their own. If you need something durable, good looking and functional then the medium sized Swell Boston bag might be for you. The navy and black options are easily my favorite options for this compact luggage. I think it would be great for packing a camera, your lunch and some text books for school this fall. The bag is now available from Beams and their continuing collaboration with B Yoshida.
Porter has a new collection of bags made up in a clean looking Sanforized denim. I'm not usually one to be excited for denim accessories, especially in a bag, but the two tote bags are looking rather nice. They also seem to fit a bottle of Stoli quite well. I actually have to admit that it's the new Porter tag stating the 'Sanforized - Japan Made' features that really does it for me. It looks perfect, great balance, nice colors and suits the bag nicely. It's surprisingly hard to make a good bag, but making a perfect tag might be even more of an accomplishment. Whether you want the bag because you like denim or can't go without that tag, you'll have to visit Beams to check them out.
This Fall's White Mountaineering line might be one of their best yet. While the collection continues to grow and impress one of my favourite things they do is make their luggage in collaboration with Porter each season. While they probably don't need any help, working alongside a master bag maker can't hurt and it didn't this time around. The bags are adorned with Yosuke Aizawa's unique mountain camo textiles which are finished with solid accents and interiors. Admittedly I'm not much of a tote bag enthusiast but I can easily get on board with this pattern as I do love the odd hit of camo here and there. My pic is the lighter 'desert' version but it's sometimes hard to beat plain old Jungle. Its oversize shape and removable shoulder strap add plenty of functionality to a good looking bag. This one's available only at Beams
You can probably put this one under function, rather than fashion. I saw a couple bags by Porter in Las Vegas that were utilizing this tote bag/ruck sack combination. The technical closures, very durable canvas and synthetic materials and functional details make this bag pretty solid for everyday laptop, camera or clothing carrying, as well as pretty useful for weekend camping trips. I prefer carrying a tote bag while I'm walking around, but being able to throw it on your back if you have a bike is a pretty good option as well. I don't think I would ever consider this bag in anything other than all black, so it's a good thing that's the only color it seems to come in.
I really like to carry a tote bag a lot of the time, but when I'm travelling or have a lot to do, I often find my bag gets overly full. Likewise, if you're heading to the lake or beach this summer, a bigger bag is just going to be better. I liked the look of this Porter lake bag before I realized how big it was. It turns out the size is really great. It is also interesting how the mid-section cinches in to keep everything together if you are carrying a smaller load. When it comes down to it, a bag has to be functional, then look good. Available at allbeams.com
I'm sure a lot of you have traveled before, and if you're spending hours in airports, looking for hotels, wandering a city then you have probably had times where you wished your bag had some wheels. I know after I went backpacking the first time, I was not down. So the next time I hit the road for a few months I took a rolling suitcase, great decision. Now Porter have added another rolling option to the market with their tour carry case. The style looks very much like the Supreme backpack from the fall in terms of the leather patch placements and shape, which is not a bad thing. I realize that style is not a new invention but both companies have done a nice job re-appropriating it. The back also looks small enough to carry on which is extremely handy. I do prefer the aesthetic of a duffle bag by a long shot but sometimes you just have to make life easy on yourself.