(This story has been updated to correct the spelling of Victorinox)

The Want: The perfect bag should be sophis- ticated and versatile; a mobile office that can also carry gym clothes without looking like a gym bag. Think high-end furniture, not splashy fashion statement. Messenger bags—or anything made from alligator skin—need not apply. Also: must fit the overhead compartment.

The Get: Burberry's Tarnished Leather Weekend Bag ($1,295 at uk.burberry.com). Handsome and elegantly crafted, with plenty of room for a laptop and a change of clothes. It has the added benefit of being water-resistant, something you might not expect from a bag that looks this good.

A Bag for Every Personality

The Prep: The Billy Kirk No 165 Medium Carryall ($320: billykirk.com) is light enough to tote from the club to the course

The Outdoorsman: Army-green nylon and leather gives Filson's Passage Saddlebag Briefcase ($220: filson.com) an adventurous edge

The Klutz: The Samsonite Xenon Shock Absorber Briefcase ($54: samsonite.com) has foam paneling that protects laptops

The Frequent Flier: Victorinox's First-Class Computer Brief ($350: swissarmy.com) has a removable laptop sleeve

The Workaholic: The Tumi Alpha Expandable Organizer Computer Brief ($550: tumi.com) can handle the heaviest office load

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