Lat_56˚ Red-Eye Carry-on Garment Bag
This premium suit-carrying shoulder bag is just the ticket for the business bod on a two- or three-day conference visit. Suits, as we all know, are among the most difficult to pack without turning them into a crumpled mess, and a creased suit is a complete no-no when it comes to securing that high-level deal or being seen round the conference table. Of course, you could just take a suit hanger with you but try carting that around the airport or stashing it in the cabin. They’re just more hassle than they’re worth.
The Red-Eye sets out to solve the travelling suit conundrum by using the tried and tested garment rolling method. Granted, rolling up an expensive Armani suit might seem like a violation but truth is, a tightly rolled garment or suit is far less likely to arrive full of unsightly creases. And even if it does have a few creases, all you have to do on arrival is hang the suit in the hotel bathroom where moisture from your first shower will make those creases completely disappear.
The Red-Eye uses the Saville Row-endorsed ‘Suit Packing System’ (SPS) comprised of a special torso shaped hanger and garment bag that holds the suit in place while you roll it up into a tight package. When you arrive, simply unfurl the bag and hang it up in the hotel room’s wardrobe. The rest of your smart gear – shoes, ties, shirts and underwear – goes into the additional ‘kit chamber’.
The Red-Eye is larger than the accompanying image suggests (it’s 55cm long and weighs a shade over a kilo) but it’s still well within carrying comfort levels. Lat_56’s telltale design flourishes are all present and correct, from the high build quality to the rather fetching dimpled rubberised exterior. This case is tough as nails, long lasting and arguably the most sophisticated and practical suit-carrying solution on the market right now. If you’re a frequent-flying businessman or businesswoman then a case like this is pretty much a no brainer.