Hard Cases: The Most Stylish Luggage, Chosen By GQ Middle East

30 October 2019
Style, Fashion, Luggage, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Rimowa, TUMI, Saint Laurent
Images: Amr Ezzeldinn

Durable cases that are as stylish as your bolthole in Muscat

The Street King

Hitting the pavements of a Euro capital calls for an abundance of interest-maxing detail. A little shine here, a pop of texture there, and a logomania-tipsy piece of luggage that’ll look just as cool in the overhead as the studio.

Jacket, $760, trousers, $295, sneakers, $270, Sandro. Turtleneck, $890, Fendi at Mr Porter. Luggage, price on request, Louis Vuitton

The Eccentric

At this level of statement-making, we don’t want to be telling you what to do. But the same principles of style still apply: strong silhouette, stronger jacket, and a little burst of flair. Now, go do you.

Jacket, $3090, shirt, $680, cravat, $220, sweater, $815, bag, $2205, trousers, $1115, Gucci

The Prep

When you need to strike that sweet spot between polished and cool, print and colour are your shortcuts. A punchy sweater will disguise jetlagged eyes, while bold red luggage reminds onlookers that you’re not slowing down for anything.

Turtleneck, $180, Hugo Boss at Mr Porter. Sweater, $1300, Gucci at Mr Porter. Trousers, $320, Acne Studios at Mr Porter. Boots, $1210, Gucci. Luggage, $700, Rimowa

The Blackout

Flights, transfers, accom, itinerary…you’ve got enough decisions to make for a trip away. Let the wardrobe stay chill. Keep the vibe head-to-toe black, and you’ll not only channel a Strokes-era cool – you’ll have no issues mixing and matching, either.   

Jacket, turtleneck, shirt, trousers, bag, prices on request, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello  

The Man About Town

Two things that will never let you down on a working trip away: a get-outta-my-way trench (that works with, literally, anything) and a handsome piece of luggage that’ll only look better the more you beat it up.

Coat, $6070, boots, $1050, Fendi. Turtleneck, $1495, The Row at Mr Porter. Trousers, $320, Acne Studios at Mr Porter. Luggage, $995, Tumi

Photography: Ämr Ezzeldinn
Styling: Keanoush Zargham & Rusty Beukes
Grooming: Y-12 Salons Dubai (y12salons.com)
Model: Mahmoud Chasbbi
Fashion Assistant: Zeyad Elkady
Production Assistant: Malaika Naik