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  Many reasons to do this, and no, it's not due to solely my wife's initiative: 1) Save money so that I can buy more clothes, shoes, and bags.  2) We cook a lot and eat leftovers for lunch. 3) Better health because I'm not putting in tons of salt and sugar in my meals.   I still eat out one or two days a week for lunch.   I haven't experienced any problems with this. Then again, my food is in an insulated bag; I take the containers out of the fridge just before I leave...
  13" slim laptop Laptop charger Maybe a file folder Small stuff (keys, phone, wallet, USB cords, medicine, mp3 player, business cards) My lunch is usually 12"x10"x3" by itself (I know this because it's in a separate cold bag), but the depth can go up to 5" (e.g. big ass salads = plant nachos [thanks ThugKitchen ] )   Yeah, I really should stop using glass containers though; I walk 2 miles a day and take transit to get to and from work. Stuff gets heavy but I'm...
Just thought I’d share my initial thoughts on my growing briefcase collection. Just for context, I wear smart casual street clothes to my office-based job.   First of all, please pardon my phone picture. I did not apply any filters or anything, my dumbphone just shot the image that way.   In the middle is my navy Filson 256 that I’ve been carrying to work since January. It’s been serving me quite well. I usually carry a fairly bulky load, mainly from packing...
Thanks for the feedback. There's an AE store very close by, and I should just take your advice and get over there. That's too bad, I thought I had my size sorted, for once.
I just got a pair of these Walnut AE 5th Avenues from eBay (my first pair of AEs), and I ordered them in size 9E. I knew for a while that my feet were a bit wide, but I measured my foot for the first time to order these shoes.   The toes feel great, but the ankles are swimming in extra space (that's me standing straight up more or less). Is this a case of getting too wide a size, or could this be because I have fallen arches and therefore overpronate? Also, the vamps...
I've been on the hunt to find a carry-all for a while when I found this vintage Bugatti briefcase at Goodwill for $10 (high roller, I am). At first, I thought it was a bit too bulky, boxy, and...schlumpy-looking? but once I tested out my fairly standard commuting load in the bag, I was convinced that it was a good, functional size for me. The leather feels nice and soft, as well. I'm one of those people who brings my padded-sleeved laptop and tupperwares of leftovers...
I bought this vintage black leather briefcase from Goodwill for about $10--the first leather briefcase I've ever bought. The brand logo says Bugatti and that led me to www.bugatti.ca. This site is one of the most mysterious retail sites I've ever seen; for what seems like such a high volume kind of store, there is no published information about their company, phone number to call, or even a customer service email. I sent an email them to find out if they had any info on...
Hi, I've lurked for a while, primarily looking around the suiting, waistcoat, and bag/briefcase threads. I work in a very casual setting, and so my attire is mainly "smart casual." I have a bag addiction that ranges from backpacks, messenger bags, and briefcases. I commute to work by bike and walking/transit, so functionality and comfort are very important to me. I am trying to huff less to work every day so I can carry slimmer bags and save my...
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