Since launching in 1962, Yoshida & Co.’s Porter luggage brand has gained something of a cult following. The company frequently collaborates with other well-known brands, such as Commes des Garçons, and its wares are regularly featured in both Western and Japanese lifestyle magazines.
Collaborations and endorsements aside, Porter’s success is largely down to Yoshida & Co.’s ability to consistently produce high-quality kit. All of their products are made in Japan to the famously high standards of the company’s late founder, Yoshizou Yoshida, meaning they should give you many years of use. Besides being timeless in style, the weekend bag pictured here is made with Lightduty nylon, which repels water and dirt. It’s also as tough as a weather-beaten navvy.