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Mismo is a good comparison, though I think each is distinct enough that you could be a fan/customer of both without much overlap. I did some reviews of Mismo a year or two back, so I definitely like both brands. Mismo is also about twice as expensive.To your other question, get some Collonil leather protector. Linjer says on their main thread they are developing a line of products, but until they do get the spray can of the Collonil stuff (I think it's called "Colonil...
Short answer... YES.It's certainly better than Coach, better than most of the "major" brands, but definitely not an LV Nomade, Hermes Barenia, or Swaine Adeney Brigg (nor is it meant to be). (full disclosure; Hermes Berenia is oil tanned, not vege... but still).Longer answer... LT was sort of going for an older/more established clientele and used different kinds of leather (their "flagship" was a softer grained calf than a vege-tanned cowhide), so it's not really a...
Four.I disagree re: six; the bag is slim so I think six feet would be overkill. The bottom is pretty thick so even with all my stuff in it the middle portion (where I'd assume you meant to put the two extra feet) never touched the ground.I agree. You don't really get that much in a leather bag for $350 these days. Even a plastic/glue Kenneth Cole garbage bag will run you close to $300.
(1) It's fairly soft, but not supple. However, it's not stiff. Setting it down, it sits up on its own, but you could easily bend it if you really tried.It appears to be a pretty standard/classic vegetable tanned leather; if you've had a bridle leather belt, it's sort of like that (only not quite as thick). It's relatively light-weight as well so it didn't break my arm when I put a few books/folders/tablet in there.(2) Matte. It's soft/flat without being shiny.(3)...
^I like Bally. They've really found a nice balance with fashion-forward/classic styles over the past several seasons. I always find myself LOOKING at their bags, but rarely buying, though. That being said, though pricey they are fairly well-made and seem to hold up pretty well. Also, I got several PMs about trying to get an in-person look at the Linjer bags discussed above, so over the weekend I was able to test drive the black briefcase this weekend. My thoughts/ideas...
I got several PMs about it in addition to the mentions above, so the Linjer-folk let me test drive the black briefcase this weekend. You know how I feel about black bags, so I was really taking one for the team here (haha j/k). For the sake of objectivity/separation, I started my own thread here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/427531/the-rachford-files-linjer-soft-briefcase-testdrive/0_100
Original thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/417448/linjer-leather-goods-official-affiliate-thread/100_100#post_7405792 Several members requested that I get a look at the Linjer bags before they launched, so over the weekend they let me test drive the soft briefcase in black. Executive Summary: Stellar bang-for-buck. It’s every bit as good as the pics/discussion imply on their affiliate thread. Sub $500 bag range… it’d be hard to beat. Intro: In previous threads, I’ve...
I get what you mean, but IMHO a vegetable-tanned or bridle style leather doesn't really "move" in the way that a soft grained hide does. I agree with something like an Hermes Clemence you'd want to see how supple it is... but with Box calf or a thicker vege-tanned it may not give you much info even in video form.
You just might be date-able. I found a bottle of D'orsay Etiquette Bleue in one of my (hitherto unpacked) Japan boxes yesterday and am giving it another whirl. A nice, friendly one for warm-ish weather.
^That's really lovely. In addition to being great in and of itself, it also reminds me of that lovely bit from "Royal Tenenbaums" where Gene Hackman's character wants on his tombstone exactly one of these old-style great epitaphs. If I recall, his was "saved his family from a sinking burning battleship" or something. The thread is totally open to anything (written) that is beautiful.
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