Friday, 14 April 2017
Easter Carry On
The Trammels of Travel
Easter is Spain for old Tweedy, with its tradition of Easter processions and the community-minded outdoor celebrations of semana santa — and hanging out with the Spanish Foreign Legion.
This year I'm phasing in the tote you see here from Paul Smith (below) in burgundy leather as a carry on bag for the trip to Spain. I think it has the requisite depth and capacity needed for a shopping trip in Madrid.
I studied the fastenings and stitching of the bag with a jewellers loupe, and I am anticipating at least a decade of use. I also calculated that the bag will get better looking the more it is bashed and bounced around through the trammels of travel. It needs some serious ageing — it's almost embarrassingly new.
Have a nice Easter. Tweedy.