This leather duffel bag is perfect for the traveling golfer

The Brown Leather Duffel Bag from FH Wadsworth

The Brown Leather Duffel Bag from FH Wadsworth.

Jeffrey Westbrook; Styling: Miako Katoh

The easiest way to recognize a savvy traveler is by taking a peek at their bag. One of the more popular choices is the duffel — a smart, no-frills option that gets the job done. The trusty mainstay dates all the way back to 17th-century Europe but exploded in popularity in post–World War II America, when a surplus made them affordable and commercial flight for leisure travel became more mainstream.

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Nowadays, the decision to eschew more pedestrian luggage is a calculated and deliberate one. A duffel not only provides supreme over-the-shoulder portability but also a refreshing lack of fussiness. Duffel carriers seem more low-maintenance by default. Overpacking isn’t an option.

The brown leather Duffel Bag ($495; by New York City–based FH Wadsworth is a shining example of such functionality, albeit with an infusion of timeless style. With its dimensions (19-by-9-by-10 inches), the bag can easily accommodate a weekend-long excursion, yet it’s compact enough to fit snugly wherever necessary.

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The full-grain leather construction features red and blue center stripes that give the bag a quiet statement of sophistication the standard Samsonite simply cannot match.

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FH Wadsworth Leather Duffel Bag

FH Wadsworth Brown Leather Duffel Bag

The FH Wadsworth Brown Leather Duffle Bag is both stylish and functional. This modern weekender bag brings luxury, durability, and timelessness to any destination.
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