By Adam Friday 19th Sep, 2014

Introducing the launch of a new luxury leather goods collection from British tailor Thom Sweeney and fellow London-based menswear accessories brand Troubadour. The design houses have created a pair of beautiful, stylish and practical products for the travelling professional.

At the heart of this collaboration is a passion for quality and craftsmanship, as well as the shared belief that great design is as much about function as aesthetics. When Thom Sweeney co-founders Luke Sweeney and Thom Whiddett sat down with Samuel Bail and Abel Samet of Troubadour, they were keen to address two essential travel pieces: the Suit Carrier and the Day Bag. Luke and Thom saw the answer in creating custom designs featuring Troubadour’s handmade vegetable-tanned Italian leather products.

The Suit Carrier

A clever, rectangular silhouette allows hangers to be situated in a way that hides them from plain sight until it’s time to hang, when they peak through a discreet top slit. Shirts can be hung alongside suits, or folded and placed into dedicated pockets. The Carrier is designed to hold one or two suits, and two to four dress shirts. A folded external pocket (home to plane tickets, notebooks and travel
documents) and a hidden zippered passport pocket (accessible even when the Carrier is closed) ensures a hands-free travel experience. Rounding out the design is a detachable shoulder strap and handles with a rivet and stitched leather for ultimate durability. The body is made from 100% natural vegetable-tanned Italian leather, and the inside lining is a grey stain proof suede, selected for its intrinsic ability to protect the contents. Available for £1,495

The Day Bag

The ideal travel companion to the Suit Carrier, this piece takes a modern, minimalist approach to Troubadour’s signature Day Bag (folded external pockets, reinforced straps and internal pockets for tablets, pens and valuables). A material mix of 100% natural vegetable-tanned Italian leather and grey waterproof suede, the Day Bag is designed to complement the Suit Carrier, for items such as shoes, gym clothing, and toiletries. Available for £1,195

The collection is available from November, exclusively at Thom Sweeney’s retail outposts.