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You don't want to wear a bag with a shoulder strap on a suit or tailored jacket, it will damage the shoulders, and just not look good. A leather briefcase is really the way to go. Picard bags from Germany are a great value, but not available in North America. There are a few Tumi bags in your price range, or you could wait for their next sale.
 Not under $300, but I got this Marc Jacobs bag in green recently:http://www.mrporter.com/product/395028The quality is excellent, it holds a 15" Retina MacBook Pro in a thick padded sleeve with no problems, and has tuck tab closures instead of more fiddly straps or noxious clips. The only knock is the strap is a slightly different shade of green than the bag itself. Another option, at $300 this time, is this...
You probably want something utilitarian rather than fancy like most bags discussed on this thread. I have a tri-fold Briggs & Riley garment bag. It won't hold as much as a bi-fold, but it folds down to a very compact size and still has room to carry a pair of suits and change of clothing for a 3-4 day trip. The Briggs & Riley warranty is the best in the business - they will fix a bag for life no questions asked as to whose fault the damage is. All you do is pay for...
 Yes, I've seen the machine they use for this, they'll give you a tour if you ask nicely. Perhaps that's why the production delays are so long ;-)
 Well, design is a matter of personal taste, obviously. Glaser sells a lot to people in the petroleum industry, who need really tough luggage, and there is quite a bit of reinforcement using nylon thread, even if it is less showy than metal hardware.
 FYI Glaser also uses Horween leather, but he does additional hanbd-staining and trims it to the desired level of thickness, something few bag makers do. I had approached him about making a bag for me in shell cordovan but he convinced me the material is not suitable for bags (because it is a membrane, not real leather, I forget the exact details). I can vouch for his and Kari's generosity with their time, I probably spent 2 hours that time in their San Francisco factory.
 I got a Ghurka Satchel No. 17 for about that price on Black Friday's sale. It's a great bag:http://www.ghurka.com/satchel-leather-laptop-bag-chestnut But for that price, if you can afford to wait, I would get one custom-made by Myron Glazer like this one:http://glaserdesigns.com/Pages/Briefcases/DayBags/DayBagsPDA4DB.html
 Do you actually need to carry a laptop in there? It doesn't look wide enough for the typical laptop bag padding. Dunhill makes a few bags in that style, but the price is in the same range as Mulberry. You could have a look at Bill Amberg, since you are based in London. Want les Essentiels de la Vie has a slightly larger bag called the Trudeau. Picard bags from Germany are very reasonably priced for the quality, and you should be able to find them...
 I can't stand unlined leather. I bought this Marc Jacobs bag a couple of weeks ago from Mr Porter for much less ($400):http://www.mrporter.com/product/395028It's fully lined, made entirely of leather including the strap, has nice hardware including tab closures that are way more usable than leather belt-and-buckle closures, and it can take my MacBook Pro despite being significantly smaller than the Filson 257. I happen to love green, but it's also available in black. I...
I want to get a largeish briefcase, either in chestnut or mahogany/oxblood (think Horween No. 8). I had approached Myron Glaser, spent over an hour visiting his studio (and suggesting to him he should use web fonts instead of images on his site), and asked him to design a custom insert suitable for holding a Leica M, but he never got back to me and I forgot about it all. I am not too fond of the tactile experience of nylon fabric and would prefer natural materials. I...
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