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LUXURY ACCESSORIES EVERY MODERN BUSINESS TRAVELLER NEEDS
Written by Menswear Style in Tips & Advice on the 4th March 2020 / Luxury Accessories Every Modern Business Traveller Needs
There are two types of business traveller you’ll see at the airport; Gentlemen that arrive nice and early to grab a coffee whilst making some final edits to the killer presentation they’re about to deliver, and then there’s those chaps who push the limits of the check-in time, not factoring in time for the massive queues at security gates, and ultimately end up a hot mess when they finally arrive - at a slow jog - at their boarding gate. Take it from us, you need to be the former in these two scenarios. A stress-free life will add years to your lives. We also advocate dressing to impress too. It’s a fact that you’re more likely to be upgraded if you’re early to your flight check-in and you’re dressed up in your Sunday best. So, if there was ever a time to leave the loungewear and trainers at home, this is it. Business casual attire and a friendly smile might just do the trick. But here we’re talking about the final touches to this scenario; the must-have travel accessories that won’t go unnoticed. We’ve teamed up with Aspinal of London to bring you an essential collection of everything a modern business traveller needs.
For the uninitiated, Aspinal of London is the quintessential English luxury lifestyle brand. The brand was founded on the fundamental premise of offering customers the most beautiful, elegant and refined designs of superior quality - to enjoy for a lifetime. Each piece is created by their amazing talented team of designers, headed by Creative Director Mariya Dykalo. Each piece is handmade by genuine leather craftsmen, to bring to you at an affordable price and great value.
We hope you’re not still using a wallet from a decade ago which has seen better days. Your wallet should be an extension of your style and status, and just like a pair of shoes - no matter how discreet you are with it - people will certainly notice. This eight-card single billfold Wallet is an understated accessory for the discerning gentleman. For a classic look, it is hand-crafted from the finest Italian calf leather in smooth black. The moiré silk and suede-lined interior holds eight credit card slots, two multi-purpose pockets and one full-length note compartment. Slimline and lightweight in design, it keeps your valuables safe without taking up too much room in your pocket.
Available in smooth black for £95
If you’re a regular traveller or you still have your passport from your gap year before entering the world of business, we’re sure it looks a little tatty. A passport cover will take care of that. A stunning passport cover like this will also grab the eye of whoever is checking you in too (upgrade hint). It’s the perfect finishing touch to your jet-setting ensemble. The smooth black exterior is hand-crafted from the finest Italian calf leather with stitched detailing in fresh white bringing a bold yet refined contrast. The interior is lined with Aspinal signature buttersoft suede in cobalt suede for a striking contrast, while a black grosgrain ribbon page marker makes for easy opening.
Available in 22 colourways for £60
Every business traveller needs to work remotely, and this laptop bag will make sure you can bring your laptop and tablet along in true sophisticated style. Luxurious and innovative, this small mount street laptop bag is the ultimate business accessory. Designed with a busy lifestyle in mind, this piece features internal pockets and a padded pouch for your laptop or tablet. Subtle cable paths and a spacious interior allow you to safely store your tech and gadgets while on the move. It's hand-crafted from the finest navy saffiano textured Italian calf leather and features two structured top handles, fabric lining and signature Italian hardware for an executive finish.
Most business trips are overnight for 2-3 nights at the most. This means there’s no need for a suitcase and that will save you precious time by not having to wait at the carousel. It’s a fact that only 6 suitcases per 1000 passengers goes missing but you don’t want to take your chances on an important business meeting. We recommend this luxurious Anderson Holdall as your travel buddy. Exceptionally lightweight and showerproof, it is hand-crafted from robust, tight-weave Italian nylon in timeless navy, finished with a smooth chocolate brown Italian calf leather trim and silver-tone hardware. Fine quality metal zips with leather zip pulls keep the internal and external compartments securely fastened, and there are two mobile-sized slip pockets and a travel card section to the front.
Available in Navy for £450
If your schedule permits, you might have time to swing by the hotel, enjoy the spa and freshen up before your meeting. This is a good time to get your grooming on point, especially if that’s fallen to the wayside in recent weeks. Simply pack this manicure set which is handmade in beautiful black English bridle leather and lined in soft Cobalt suede. This handy small set comes with a full complement of four finest quality German-made manicure instruments; precision scissors, tweezers, nail clippers and a nail file.
Available in smooth black/cobalt blue for £85
Wash Bag - £160
To avoid arriving at the hotel only to find they have a very limited selection of low-quality beauty products, we always recommend bringing your own such as hair product, moisturisers and fragrances. Just make sure they’re under 100ml and you’re good to go. This was bag is a secure and spacious choice to transport your bathroom essentials. Carefully hand-crafted from cognac Italian calf leather, this design features distinctive contrast stitching and smooth silk lining. Sturdy base feet make this elegant piece durable, while the spacious interior is ideal for storing all your toiletries and shaving essentials.
Sunglasses - £165
This is not strictly a travel essential for a business traveller, but maybe your destination is somewhere with a hot climate and protecting your eyes and avoiding wrinkles from squinting is a must. Plus, if you find yourself enjoying a sea-view lunch meeting in Italy, you’re certainly going to look the part. The pilot eye-shape of these men's navigator sunglasses are a sartorial classic, as favoured by celebrities, film stars and throughout jet set society. The matte black metal frame is complemented by grey graduated lenses providing 100% UVA and UVB protection, while temple tips finished in tortoiseshell Italian acetate offer an authentic retro feel.