I got an email from Brooks Brothers this morning telling about their new luggage collection done in conjunction with Hartmann. They seemed pretty proud about how "timeless" it was. Here is one of their pieces:
Now compare with J. Crew's luggage done in conjunction with Globe-Trotter:
I think it is pretty clear which is more timeless. Now, the one from J. Crew does cost about three times as much as the Brooks one, but Brooks have never seemed to shy away from having some items, particularly luggage, with over the top prices. I don't know why they did this time around. Come on Brooks, let's try a little harder.