Luggage brand Tumi is loved for its innovative engineering and use of FXT Ballistic Nylon fabric, which gives its suitcases their famous lightness and strength. Now that Tumi has reached a venerable age (40 years), it has created a new collection called 1975 that has a very different air, sporting as it does the retro glamour of the period. There are 14 designs – from travel cases to briefcases, day bags, passport holders and luggage tags – and each style has a special limited-edition embossed number.
The leather is a natural full-grain cowskin in tan or the most beautifully dark buttery yellow, of the sort that will look even better once it’s seen a little of the world. To me, the nicest pieces are the International Carry-On (£1,895, pictured left) and Square Duffel (from £1,295), but the Day Tote (£795, pictured right) and Slim Portfolio (£645) are also lovely. A chance to buy a piece of luggage, then, that harks back to the grand old days of glamorous travel.