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Arrive in Style

September 11th, 2015

“To arrive” means to reach a place at the end of a journey or a stage in a journey. When traveling, you arrive at your destination. We also use the term to designate a feeling of contentment after achieving some measure of success. For example, I spent 10 years in college and graduate school studying like a madman and landed my dream job after I graduated – it feels like I’ve arrived.

When you find yourself in a place like that, it’s important to sit back, take a second to reflect on what it took to get there and feel good about yourself. Too often, especially these days, I think we move right past, downplay or even overlook important milestones for one reason or another. We don’t want to seem self-satisfied or, worse, complacent. But anybody who gets to a point where they can feel as they’ve arrived truly deserves that small moment of pleasure.

Ghurka Cavalier II Leather Duffel Bag - He Spoke Style

Ghurka Cavalier II Leather Duffel Bag - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Suit c/o Knot Standard, Al Bazar shirt, Leather duffel bag c/o Ghurka, Drake’s tie and pocket square, Cantini MC Firenze bracelet, Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

It’s important to note, that inherent in the concept of arrival is a journey. And an arrival doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a journey. Life is a journey and so is personal style. I feel strongly that if personal style is something you explore, invest in and place a premium on superior craftsmanship and design, that all the pieces matter. If you’re building a quality wardrobe, your accessories should match.

One of the ultimate gentleman’s travel accessories is a leather duffel bag. It’s not only practical, but exudes a timeless and classic style. In a medium size, like my Ghurka Cavalier II, it’s perfect for the guy on the go – large enough for a weekend getaway to the city yet small enough to qualify as a carry-on for an international adventure.

Ghurka Cavalier II Leather Duffel Bag - He Spoke Style

A quality leather duffel is a true investment piece and should be treated as an heirloom that can be handed down. Look for one with quality leather and finishing, a durable lining, brass features and from a brand that has been around “knows the business.”

A Ghurka leather duffel has always been on my personal style bucket list. Its quality is unmatched and one of the coolest things, for my money, is that each piece receives its own registration number, making each bag truly unique.

Allen Edmonds McAllister Wingtip Shoes - He Spoke Style

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided by Ghurka. The opinions expressed herein are mine alone and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Ghurka.

Brian Sacawa

Brian Sacawa is the Founder of He Spoke Style and one of the original men’s style influencers. Since 2013, his goal has remained the same: to provide men the advice and inspiration they need to dress well, develop their personal style, and gain more confidence. Brian’s interest and passion for men’s style and luxury watches has led to his writing for The Robb Report, The Rake, and Sotheby’s and he has been quoted on menswear in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,, Brides Magazine, and the Huffington Post. He lives in the woods north of Baltimore with his wife, Robin, kitties Nick and Nora, and German Shepherd/Collie mix Charlie.

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