TUMI, the international travel, business and lifestyle accessory brand has teamed up with multi-award winning and street-savvy clothing label PUBLIC SCHOOL.

PUBLIC SCHOOL, created by New York designers, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, have created a six piece TUMI collection encompassing both brand philosophies of high-quality design with function and technical innovation.

Each travel piece will prominently feature the PUBLIC SCHOOL design aesthetic, including the famous monochromatic colour scheme. The collection includes a 21” carry-on and 24” check-in wheeled bag, travel satchel, backpack, day tote and washbag/ dopp kit. The wheeled pieces are made from TUMI’s Tegris® material in Black Graphite with a laser-cut netting overlay, creating a weave pattern effect on the exterior of the cases.

The overlay of materials is based on an architectural idea of mimicking the weave of a garment and applying it to manmade material. This pattern, featured throughout the collection, is infused into the hardware and luggage tags of the day bags and accessories, as well as the 2-D effect on the bottom of the travel satchel. Nylon and leather are incorporated into the day bags and washbag/ dopp kit, while the tote, described by the PUBLIC SCHOOL duo as the ‘quintessential bag’ was designed in leather and suede.

Each piece in the collection bears a “PUBLIC SCHOOL x TUMI” embossed story patch on the interior lining as well as a rubber tassel inspired by the key chains and “strings” that hung from the designers’ backpacks in high school.


Chris Beastall

Chris is the Founder and Editor of Ape to Gentleman. His interests lie in men's style, male grooming and leading a better lifestyle - through minimalist, basic and clean design.