I’m not going to lie, it’s been a while since i travelled for more than 4 hours to anywhere on a plane. I guess you get sucked up in all the craziness that is London life to even notice that there’s more to life than work. Now that i got that off my chest, i guess it’s time i advise you on my very first travel essential; the suitcase.

Whereas most opt for the boring black and discreet, i didn’t. Hey you’re here on this page for a reason and that’s for style advice. I don’t think you can truly say you’re a stylish man if you’re walking through the airport looking sharp and people look down to your side and you’re lugging a cheap case you bought at the local Sportsworld. 90% sure that’s not going to end up being a good story. So my advice is to stop being boring and live a little. Here’s where i introduce you to american luggage and accessories brand TUMI; a leader in providing beautifully crafted and versatile luggage to the style conscious man or woman…

I’m not one for subtlety, so i opted for the Tegra-Lite® Max International Expandable Suitcase in an Orange Tegris® material. For those of you who don’t know; Tegris® is a revolutionary polypropylene thermoplastic composite material created by Milliken® for use in lifesaving armor, Nascar race cars and protective gear for NFL players. So i’m super sure that my belongings will make it to the other side in one piece. One feature i did really like was the monogramming that is free with all TUMI products, having a choice of different coloured leathers, fonts and stamps. That and the removable hanger bracket for suits and i’m sucker for hidden compartments. There were plenty here!

Overall, it was a perfect companion travelling long distances. The build quality and size was perfect for travelling long distances and is sure to turn heads… in the right way.

Check out the rest of the latest TUMI collection here at and keep your eyes peeled on the travel series to see how i get on in Japan!

Travel with confidence,