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Giving customers value for money will never go out of style, but walking the walk is much harder than talking the talk.   What Linjer had going for them when they started was an endorsement by Rach2jlc, he of the epic manbag threads. It also helps that they severely underestimated how much padding they had to put in their prices for spoilage, returns and so on, and the bags and leather goods were an absolute steal.
 You're not going to get the Linjer quality at a lower price (or even at twice the price). You can settle for a chrome-tanned leather briefcase, trawl the sales at Gilt or the like, buy used, or get a canvas or ballistic nylon briefcase. The cognac briefcase is perfectly appropriate for any but the stiffest of white-shoe law firms.
Linjer is featured in a roundup of briefcases on The Wirecutter:
 Tumi quality is great, the main SF complaint with them is staid styling. They haven't become the standard executive travel gear and laptop cases for no reason. It remains to be seen whether this will change now that Samsonite has acquired the company, but that was too recently to change existing product lines.
 Ghurka has some larger bags that would fit the bill, but they are not light. You could have one custom made by Glaser Designs, and those can be light using sailcloth.Otherwise, I'd suggest looking at Tumi.
Since you're expanding into a full-range lifestyle brand, can I make a request? I'd love to find a new supplier for premium socks.   I got a pair of Sea Island cotton socks by Falke in my 2014 trip to Paris, and they are absolutely heavenly to wear, but the next year when I went to the same store, they no longer had them. Apparently Falke discontinued the line and replaced it with ho-hum Egyptian cotton. Pantherella still makes Sea Island cotton socks, but their designs...
Well, I got the Octovo weekender in gray leather (couldn't resist the idea of custom titanium hardware, and the price is more than right at $240 for a full-size bag in full-grain leather). Very good quality leather and hardware. The grab handles are a triumph of design over practicality, however. The dust bag itself is much nicer than many competitors' actual canvas bags.   Oddly, the transaction on my credit card was posted from Ireland, even though they are based right...
 I would suggest adding a snap to the inside pocket on the briefcase. It has a tendency to yawn open and catch when you are trying to insert a laptop or papers in the main compartment.
 Never mind, it is unisex.
 I have their titanium comb. Overpriced, but distinctive, and I have a thing for exotic metals. The bag you are linking to is part of their women's collection, and you can get it for the same price directly from Octovo:
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