Men have a lot of options these days when it comes to carrying their belongings. Briefcases along with a variety of other options are vying for the attention of today’s savvy gentlemen searching for a stylish and durable accessory to cart around their stuff. One of the clear winners in this competition for this fall is the new Carbon Fiber Indianapolis Slim Brief by Tumi.
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In a recent press release, Tumi announced the introduction of its new CFX Collection of Soft Carbon Fiber Travel Bags and Accessories. The collection is named after Formula 1 race tracks with names selected to tie to the high performance nature of the material.
The new slim brief is a standout in the collection. Made of a state-of-the-art fabric that has transformed traditionally hard carbon fiber into a soft-sided bag, this briefcase is both sturdy and elegant. Tumi, who has built its reputation on high quality travel bags, continues its success with innovative features including a padded tablet pocket, additional pockets for other accessories all while maintaining a lean profile. This sleek silhouette is right on trend for the season, works well with the more tailored cut of men’s fashions and is perfect for completing an overall look.
“The TUMI consumer is a fan of the brand because of our commitment to innovation, part of which is finding new materials that offer a true performance advantage and lets us design products that offer superior functionality and quality. Carbitex has co-created this exclusive, innovative CX6™ carbon fiber fabric that is equally revolutionary as it is sleek and cool. The CFX collection will offer beautifully made bags from one of the strongest and most coveted materials available today,” said Alan Krantzler, Chief Merchandising Officer of TUMI.
According to the NPD Group/Consumer Tracking Service, men’s bag sales for 2014 have become a 1.8 billion dollar industry. This figure is up roughly 26% from last year as men have become increasingly interested in styles and trends. As a result, the market has seen a tremendous influx of choices for men in deciding the best bag to carry. Messenger and shoulder bags along with totes are now flooding the market however the new Carbon Fiber Indianapolis Slim Brief is definitely one of the top of the pack.
The bag retails for about $995 and is one of the hot items featured in the Tumi stores in the Washington area. Tumi has locations in Pentagon City, Georgetown and its newest location downtown at CityCenterDC.

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