The most important of all travel companions is luxurious luggage. Set aside that casual canvas tote and instead opt for this gorgeous ostrich skin travel bag, handcrafted by the masters at Rutherfords of England. Besides wowing with top-quality texture and rich caramel coloring, the Gladstone—named after the celebrated British prime minister by its original manufacturer, and different to other bags due to its hinged opening—has a sizable main compartment and a padded leather shoulder strap that make traveling simple, be it by car, helicopter or sea plane.
Rutherfords employs expert craftsmen at its Cheshire workshop to make each piece entirely by hand, using leather from the traditional English tannery, Joseph Clayton & Sons of Chesterfield. The meticulous production process results in a duffel so divine, one might not be able to decide which is more beautiful: the bag, or a late August sunset over the ocean.