I've decided that the Japanese have some secret route to those vintage Western articles that push my fetish button: military watches, military parkas, and now...Zero Haliburton aluminum luggage.
If you don't know this stuff, a quick eBay search will show you all you need. Utterly minimalist all-aluminum suitcases that looks sort of like an Airstream trailer. Design unchanged since the 40s. I suspect that what the Japanese dig about it is the way it shows wabi: the polished aluminum gets fantastically scuffed and dented.
Posted on Jun 3, 2001, 6:47 AM from IP address 184.108.40.206