travelling in style - fancy luggage

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  1. Hey.
    3 yrs i have been looking for a perfect cabin sized bag.................. On my last trip to Singapore, i bought a piquadro bag..... A bit on the loud side w.r.t colours scheme, but to date it still takes my breath away.
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    Can you post a picture please?
     
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    I prefer to carry my bags more than traveling inside of them.
     
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  4. kwai.... didnt quite understood what u mean.. but thanks for joining the thread. ;-)
     
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    Your OP says you found a cabin sized bag. So it can read as being as big as the whole cabin.
     
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    yup, just playing on the wording: traveling in 'style-fancy' luggage. :D

    No offense intended. :)
     
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    I used to go for the fancy bags too but I found that the padding, construction, pockets etc only make the bag heavier. Now I shop for the thinnest and lightest bag I can find that has lots of space in it. They probably don't last as long but they're cheaper and much more functional. I must be getting old.
     
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    I somehow imagine that front desk staff in good hotels can spot expensive versus cheap luggage at a glance. I tell myself that I'll be treated better and be more likely to get upgrades if my luggage looks impressive. Similarly at FC airport check in counters.
     
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    Surely, you can't be serious.
     
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    Please don't call him Shirley.
     
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    I really liked their aluminum models. Spent about half an hour in the store picking up, opening and closing the various models. Then went for the polycarbonate Salsa model. The lighter tare weight won out:

    http://www.rimowa.de/main#/product/856.52
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I would be embarrassed to check into a top hotel with luggage that screams "K Mart blue light special."
     
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    Maybe I'm not the best example as my wife and I have Tumi and Travelpro....but unless it's a Hefty bag or a cardboard box or a burlap sack, I really don't pay that much attention to other people's luggage. And check-in agents/desk clerks...they see hundreds (if not thousands) each week, body odor and/or DYKWIA attitudes might be more noteworthy to them.
     
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    I would disagree that they don't know at a top hotel, but then again, I've observed real estate agents and designer clothes salespeople stroking fur coats to evaluate the quality. It's somewhat the same as at an auto dealer: if you arrive in a cheap and battered car, they might assume that you desperately need a new car and are thus a hot prospect or they might assume that you can't afford much and aren't worth their time.
     
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    I'm all about reliability with my luggage... I've tried many brands but my Tumi suitcases are the only ones that have held up to heavy wear/tear and still been stylish to carry.
     
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    Not saying they wouldn't know the difference...more like they really won't care.

    OT: I see what you're saying there but I've helped several people buy cars over the past few years...those people are hungry and can no longer afford to cop a snotty attitude because their products come from MUC.
     
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    Sitting in the lobby bar of the Ritz Carlton Naples several years back, up pulls a taxi cab and out comes my boss with grocery bags instead of a suitcase. It was before he remarried. And quite a sight to behold. :)
     
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    Wow, I'm trying to imagine this.
     
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    My needs vary so much from trip to trip. Sometimes all I need are personal items, clothing and my laptop. Other times, I need to carry along tools. Depending on the tools I need for a specific job, I may try to carry it all on which means trying to find a bag that will work on a job site, carry what I need, without having personal items on the job. Tough order!
     
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    The goal is to buy a really good bag that last along time. however in my case i have 6 different size Tumi bag that do the trick.
     
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    Perhaps, but I show up to buy my cars in shorts and sneakers with no socks. If the guy at the dealership gives me any attitude I'll let my wallet do the talking and spend my money elsewhere. :)

    But with regards to the bag business, I have a beat up 10 year old bag that has gone everywhere with me. I've never had a bad trip with it, fits in the overhead and it's comfortable to carry. I dare anybody at any front desk look at me funny because of it. :)
     
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    I've been tempted many times by the aluminum Rimowa, but I can't get past the fact that my Briggs & Riley just works so well. I do have an old Zero Halliburton roller with dozens of security stickers that I carry if I'm trying to make a particular statement (e.g., when I show up at my partners' meeting).

    Greg
     
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    I have some old and well used pieces of luggage too. However, if they're very high quality, I think the wear just adds to the cachet.
     

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