In Style

Here's just the salty swag you need for charter

October 4, 2007


By Terry Christofferson Charters bring out the fabulous in all of us, which is why, to go along with our charter theme this issue, we’ve come up with a few essentials for your cruise. These items will get you up and out to your yacht on time, make schlepping from here to there easier with carry-on luggage and keep your cruising outfits wrinkle-free with the latest in garment bags. Bon voyage! Don’t Miss the Boat With its legendary ultra-flat dial, the Cartier Santos Travel Alarm Clock is encased in dark brown alligator leather. A yellow gold finish surrounds the white dial with luminescent hands and, of course, the all-important alarm. Also available in platinum finish surrounded by black calf-hide leather. Retail: $1,300 (platinum finish, $525). Cartier


Gung-Ho Garment Bag Named after the toughest regimental scouts in the British Army, Ghurka brings us the traveling wardrobe designed to hold four suits or lots of cruising clothes. It’s hand-crafted from Ghurka’s distinctively supple leather and signature khaki twill, lined in the company’s iconic tattersall check and accented by brass hardware. Inside is a large zipper pocket and four utility pockets. Retail: $1,395. Ghurka


Go Ballistic Protect your clothes from the threat within with Tumi’s Generation 4 FXT Ballistic Travel Kit fits into many of Tumi’s outside U-zip pockets, but its slim design makes sure it will fit in most other luggage. Its water-resistant, easy-access interior fits all your essentials. Available in black or gray, the Ballistic Travel Kit retails $95. Tumi


Sling Bag Perfect for a day trip to Portofino or Valencia, this Sling Duffle (left) from Cole Haan’s Downtown collection is handcrafted in Italy in rustic Italian waxed canvas with Italian vachetta trim and artisan whipstitch detail. It features antique brass hardware, adjustable shoulder strap with harness buckle, two side pockets and interior leather organization panels. Price: $550; Cole Haan


The Old Jeeves Jive You’re a proper toff, so carry it off with this Retro Carry-on (right) from the venerable Hartmann luggage company, with exclusive wool/nylon blend fabric woven in the U.S.A., featuring a delicious chocolate brown polka-dot and trimmed in rich English Bridle leather. The roomy main compartment has a zip-top opening with a top buckle for a classic yet retro look. Available in a variety of colors, the Retro Carry-on retails for $425. Hartmann


Louis V is Still the King The Speedy 30 from Louis Vuitton gets a modern look with the Monogram Multicolor canvas designed by Takashi Murakami. Its base is protected by four golden brass corners and its outside pocket clicks shut with an S-lock. Leather handles, golden brass pieces and a zip closure complete the hand-held bag. Retail: $2,170; Louis Vuitton

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