Yah, it's not the end of the world, just personal preference. I am definitely still considering picking up the briefcase, and Everlane offers pretty much the same laptop sleeve without any branding on it anyways.
One more thing, please be careful about logos. The thing that excites me the most about your briefcase is the high quality without a logo or branding outside. It looks like you opted to put a logo on the outside of the laptop sleeve? which is a little disappointing
I didn't have time to read through this whole thread, but the one thing your briefcase is missing for me that would make it perfect is a luggage strap (so you can put it over the handle of rolling suitcases). Have you guys considered this at all?
Was that specifically with a Rimowa Salsa? The insides of the Rimowas seems to be smaller compared to other suitcases of the same size. So like a 26" Samsonite seems to have a lot more room than a 29" Rimowa. Which is what is making me question a 26" on this purchase. Also, Rimowa includes the wheels in the 26" measurement, while many other brands do not. So in that case, 29 is more like 27