On Cory Doctorow’s recommendation, I bought a new manbag. It’s a nifty leather bag from some import company called Bohemian Traders. It’s known as the Prague school bag, and I feel very Giles-esque when I carry it.
Incidentally, does anybody have any leather-bag-care tips?
|Additionally, my small rolling bag has seen better days. It took a lot abuse in Europe, and needs replacing. I often bemoan the fact that backpacks aren’t more socially acceptable in upscale hotels and the like. If I’m in a nice hotel, I always feel a bit sheepish coming in with my big, blue MEC bag. I have, I think, found a piece of luggage which satisfies both requirements: a wheeled backpack from Swiss Army. I’ve been very happy with other Swiss Army products–my knife, wallet, shirt, etc. Not only does this have the wheels plus the backpack, it also comes with a nifty detachable daypack. I haven’t actually seen the thing in person and I’m already sold.|