Johnston & Murphy Dowel Rod Carry On – $299.99
Originally published 5/21/2010
Screw the overpriced watch. Get the recent grad in your life this bag as a graduation gift, and you’ll make an impact for life. It’s more than an appropriate gift for the business world they’re about to enter, and that next big adventure they’re about to embark on.
From the 1850 collection by Johnston & Murphy, this thing has it all. Water repellent canvas sides, deep leather accents, and a shape that looks like it fell right out of Tombstone which gives it a hugely vintage look. But it’s not pre-busted up, and the way all the details come together produce a piece of unmistakable modern luxury. (Can you tell that I dig it?)
It comes with an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, plus the saddle straps are adjustable so you can change the size of the bag. Is it a little big to be used as a business case? Maybe. At 19″ long, it is 3″ longer than Johnston & Murphy’s most popular brief. But, c’mon, if you had it… wouldn’t you find some way to use it every day?
Screw the graduate. Get it for yourself.