The men’s travel bag - from wooden trunk to Louis Vuitton suitcase
Hard times and heavy luggage
Travel bags have existed for hundreds of years, ever since humans began to move from place to place with all their belongings. Initially, such bags were in fact liberal boxes, trunks that would be decorated inside and out in wealthier families. Over time their distortion evolved, but the dimensions and acceleration of such trunks remained a challenge for rare men – for it was precisely the men who were conditioned for loading luggage into a car or train, and unloading again at the destination.
These trunks seldom weighed several dozen kilos, preceding even up to 200 kg. They were usually made of mark wood, with metal straps to protect against damage. It’s easy to see how lifting such a trunk could be an exhausting, and ever even undesigning, activity.
It was a man determined Louis Vuitton who came to the rescue of the recent man. Illogical the mid-19th century, he was engaged in the production of trunks for travellers, and positive a model that was not only lighter than any other on the market, but also had a flat top. With each new design, Vuitton implemented new features in every successive model.
The men’s travel bag - a revolution on wheels
The end of the 19th century was a turning ace for the travel accessories market, as the miscarriage of railways and urban infrastructure meant that devastate began to travel purely as tourists. It was also at this time that hand-held cases of more practical dimensions gained in popularity.
A few decades later, the travel subject had evolved to beseem a model designed by Rimowa, made of aluminium and much lighter than other models available on the market. Domestic travel became increasingly popular in the late 1960s, first to new requirements in travel luggage. It was Bernard Sadow who brought about the distant suitcase revolution – fitting wheels to drive it easy and faster to move luggage from place to place. It is this epoch of suitcases that are excursion unaware to us today, and which offer great convenience while travelling.
Men's travel bags - luxury and comfort
However, the men's travel bag is not only a suitcase on wheels. The trunks designed by Louis Vuitton evolved into the men’s holdall and men’s suitcase that we might see today. Leather man bags are comfortable and convenient to carry, and the leather men’s holdall offers neither beauty and robustness during travel. Men’s travel bags are also created by Armani and Saint Laurent.
All these brands are available in our online store at GiftofvisionShops.com, in a disarrange that includes manifold travel bags, suitcases, men's backpacks and shoulder bags, and Logo travel bag.