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The Dilemma of the Roller Bag

This note recently arrived in the Kempt inbox, timed for a February getaway:

I am looking for a leather or canvas traveling roller bag. Enough to fit a decent wardrobe. My J&M is falling apart and I wanted something with style. Any suggestions?

It’s a simple question, but a tough one. We prefer to stay far away from roller bags—just as we prefer to travel by convertible, bullet train or hydrofoil—but life is not always as we’d like it to be. Sometimes you need to leave your weekender bag at home in favor of something that fits in an overhead compartment and doesn’t strain your shoulder.

Handsomeness usually comes in a distant third, but it doesn’t have to. At least, not if you’re buying the right bag...

Our favorite roller bags, for use in emergency»