Posted: January 07, 2020
When it comes to travel, it’s essential to have the perfect carry on. With airlines getting tighter seating everyday and flight delays abundant, no one wants to be stuck in the airport or on a plane without the essentials. Packing your tote bag for travel can feel like an overwhelming task, deciding what gets to come onboard and what will get checked to hopefully be seen again on the other side, but we’ve compiled our list of the top items to bring with you.
The Absolute Essentials to Carry On
It’s good to start with the big things, packing them in and making sure they’ll fit snugly before throwing in the little pieces. Make sure to include your:
- Light Sweater
- Notebook and Pen
- Water bottle (empty to get through TSA)
Make sure your laptop is stowed securely in a padded laptop sleeve so it can stay protected and use a designated water bottle strap to keep everything from tossing around. Packing layers will make mom proud and keep you warm. We love the Pad & Quill Journal Notebook, for tracking thoughts, making to-do lists and keeping your ideas sorted.
The Secondary Items to Fill Up Your Tote Bag
After you’ve fit the big pieces
Posted: October 11, 2019
Short trips, from a quick business trip to seal in new investors or a weekend away camping, calls for packing the essentials. The duffel bag (often called "the weekender") is the perfect choice for fitting everything you need and can easily be paired with a suitcase or stand alone. Read on to see how to best pack your bag from a work weekend to weekend away.
Posted: September 02, 2019
It might be your first grown-up job, a promotion, or a career change, it's a great time to get a new bag for work. By taking a little bit of time to carefully select your next bag, you'll end up with a fantastic work companion for decades. One of these four best work bags ought to be the right fit:
Trends can come and go, but a true, rugged gentleman's wardrobe is here to stay. While remaining constant, a man's closet ought to reflect his intrepid spirit and classic taste. He might incorporate modern styles, but he is certainly not getting a whole new wardrobe every fashion season. So, to get him on the right track, we've taken our top 6 essentials for the rugged gentleman:
Posted: August 08, 2019
A weekend bag is just that, a bag that's perfectly tailored for weekend getaways. There's just enough room inside for a weekends' worth of clothes, a Dopp kit for toiletries, and some other essentials. A weekender bag needs to have both a shoulder strap for carrying crossbody, able to be worn on the shoulder and also include handles for a quick grab. Weekend bags are soft but structured. The very best weekend bags are made of leather for durability, fashion, and comfort. Lastly, when fully unzipped, the opening to a weekender bag is wide enough for full access to its contents.
You may not be in middle school anymore, or even college, but that doesn't mean you can't use a refresh with some new items to get your head in the game for Autumn. This is the season of change and work ramps up, so getting ready for work shouldn't actually feel like work. We've rounded up our top picks oriented toward functionality, productivity, and they look fantastic. Get ready to turn some heads in the office this Fall!
Capable, well-designed, and stylish bags and briefcases are rare, incredibly so. That's why we pioneered an entire line of professional women's accessories here at Pad and Quill. Your day might include heading out to a client meeting, meeting up with friends for coffee, a little league game, and more! Your bag needs to be adaptable enough to keep up. But how do you choose?
First off, look for a clear design philosophy. Clean lines, well-tailored interiors and durable materials are indications that the maker put heart and soul into their bag. When we set out to design our own line of laptop bags for women we went through countless prototypes. We tweaked every detail until we got perfection. Our vintage-inspired line of bags and purses are designed to maximize functionality and style. Each bag has been incredibly designed to go the distance and look great while doing it. Every bag is handcrafted by our artisans. Their experience shines through in every stitch. Our bags are made to last and backed by an incredible 25-year warranty. Tackle your busy schedule in style, let's find your perfect bag!
Over the years, Dad has done a lot for you. He played hours of catch in the backyard, helped you settle into your dorm, treated you to some real food during college... not to mention all the advice and wisdom he gave you. No one else deserves celebration more than your Dad. The best way to celebrate it?
A luxury gift that shows him you really were listening. You'll need to pick something that is luxurious, functional, and rugged. It's hard to find an item that ticks all the boxes! However, while shopping for Dad has never been easy, it's worth the extra effort! We selected our most luxurious, most stylish, and most enduring items just for Dad. We have stylish gifts for every type of father, from the best-dressed businessman to the great outdoorsman and everyone in between. Don't put off picking up your gift until it's too late. Here's what Dad actually wants this Father's Day...
Here at Pad & Quill, we are completely dedicated to the art of leather craftsmanship. It's important to us that we preserve the history of the leather artisans that came before us. Specifically, the Gladstone travel bag sparked our imagination. It's got such a rich history and is an integral piece of menswear. We've plucked this bag out of time and given it modern functionality. Let's explore its amazing story!
Well... the answer to that is a bit complicated. When we researched the difference between a rucksack and a backpack, we got a huge list of dissenting opinions. We got to the bottom of it and aim to uncomplicate this age-old debate.
Do you remember learning in school how all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares? That's pretty much what happened with rucksacks and backpacks. Essentially, a rucksack is a kind of backpack.
Rusty on your geometry skills? No worries, let's break it down. We'll define what makes a rucksack a rucksack, and it's similarities to a backpack, and what splits the difference.