Hamburg, Germany June 23, 2017
Have you ever experienced the hassle of transporting a wrinkle-free suit? Usually, a garment bag is the preferred solution, but it leaves you with at least a second bag, which, especially if you only want to fly with hand luggage, can require a check in of one of your bags. SUITABLE is a premium men’s weekender bag made of high-quality Italian leather which combines the features of a common weekender with a safe and easy suit transportation in just one hand luggage sized bag. Initially designed for businessmen needing to transport a wrinkle- free suit for business travels, SUITABLE is also the perfect luggage for romantic getaways with your spouse, a friend’s wedding, or simply to store away the businessman’s suit for after-work workouts at the gym.
“I remember the hassle of transporting a spare suit during my business travels. A garment bag meant carrying an extra bag, and placing the suit inside my small suitcase often resulted in unwanted wrinkles. At that time, I was looking for a solution which allowed an easy and wrinkle-free transportation of a spare suit. Since I couldn’t find anything suitable on the market, I decided to fill that gap, and now we have a simple and elegant, hand luggage sized solution.” (David Salomon, co-founder of ELGNT)
Crafted out of a total of 15 different leather parts, 1.2 m2 of lining and 11 metal parts, SUITABLE will come at a final retail price of EUR 489. However, the first batch of SUITABLES will be sold with a substantial discount on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com), with early bird pricing starting at EUR 249. The campaign will go online on June 28, 2017 and run until July 28, 2017.
Even though the development of several prototypes and production samples, external designers and the trips to the business partners were funded privately, the production of at least 200 SUITABLES is too much to bear for a small start-up company like ELGNT. In case of a successful Kickstarter campaign, investors willing to hop on board to guarantee the post-campaign funding have already been secured.
About the brand: ELGNT was founded in 2017 by David Salomon, but the idea for the SUITABLE originated already in 2015 due to Davids professional background in advisory which required occasional business travel. A year later, David formed a core team of three people and in October 2016, the first prototype was created. In January 2017, the company partnered with a family-owned tannery close to Naples, Italy, which has been in the leather business for multiple generations. With the help of the Italian designers, the bags design was perfected and the first production sample created. ELGNT stands for high quality, simplicity and elegance, which is why the SUITABLE will be made of premium Italian leather while production will occur in Germany to minimize environmental impact and guarantee high-quality production.
In the future, the company will develop the brand ELGNT further and additional products for travel purposes will be designed and produced. Furthermore, another product specifically shaped to the requirements of female travelers is planned.