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Damnit Rach this thread is good
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I really like this one. pic isn't big but it looks like it has unfinished edges. combined with that particular leather it's a great look. pricey though
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Rach What's the better porter stuff like? Is the leather good? I like the minimalist designs and the price points are quite good. I could see myself getting these two:
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^I find them excellent for the price. I have no idea what the US retail is, but the most expensive full-grain leather stuff I've seen were briefcases at around $400-500 (40-50K yen) in Japan. Sometimes the styles are almost too utilitarian, and they sacrifice refinement for durability, but overall, and especially given the HUGE range of products they make, I think Porter is a winner.
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Thanks rach, appreciate it. If I have any bag questions, your the man hands down. I really like MMM bags as well, but they aren't really work appropriate. I'll probably start picking up some porter stuff soon. I like what I posted, plus the cheaper black ballistic nylon stuff too.
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Thanks rach, appreciate it. If I have any bag questions, your the man hands down. I really like MMM bags as well, but they aren't really work appropriate. I'll probably start picking up some porter stuff soon. I like what I posted, plus the cheaper black ballistic nylon stuff too.
I really don't think you can go wrong with Porter, though again I don't know what retail price you'll be paying unless you are in Japan. Anything more than their Japanese retail and I'd start to consider them less excellent. If you see a specific bag (like those above), could you provide a link to where they are being sold? BUT, overall, they make pretty standard/classic items and the quality is as good as the major players twice their price. Again, they sacrifice flare or styling, but overall still make a very good bag, and have a lot more variety than something like Filson. When I first was in Japan, nearly everybody I knew had Italian/French bags for business (LV, Prada, etc.), but the last few years, many have switched over to Porter, at 1/3 the price. Also, in terms of MMM, some of their "retro" bags look a lot like some of the models Porter has been making for many years. The vintage/retro MMM camera/reporter bag they made a few years ago is quite similar to the Porter "Square" series, and so on.
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Rach

What's the better porter stuff like?

Is the leather good? I like the minimalist designs and the price points are quite good. I could see myself getting these two:




I really like that 2nd bag, the briefcase. Would be interested in the price and where it can be found.
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Probably the first time I've ever posted RL on this site, but the PL and top-tier bags often are quite nice, though very pricey at full retail. I really like this one, and also the "ricky" (IIRC) style. They seem very unique, but also sort of with a hint of vintage, Hermes HAC styling. Anybody tried them first hand and can comment? For $3400 and $2200 (respectively), they had better be perfect.
i own an RL bag very similar to the one pictured. it is full leather with a twill lining - i think it was called the Cooper or Boston bag and retailed in the high 4000's, IIRC (i paid about a grand for it). it's my go-to duffel (actually, my only duffel). very substantial leather, but very supple, sturdy brass hardware, and surprisingly light. it's perfect as an overnighter (as long as i don't bring another pair of shoes), or as a plane carry-on. it was sold to me as Purple Label (it has the PL script, and the purple tag and card, but i know that it's been debated whether there is such a thing as RLPL leather goods). if i can answer any specific questions, let me know.
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Rach, can you recommend a sub-$300 portoflio/document holder?
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Rach, can you recommend a sub-$300 portoflio/document holder?
Can you post a pic of the style you want? For example, envelope style, zip-around, etc.? Also, what size? I've got several kinds and will try to post pics when I can.
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Can you post a pic of the style you want? For example, envelope style, zip-around, etc.? Also, what size? I've got several kinds and will try to post pics when I can.

I like zip-arounds, but am open to any style, really. Are you interested in selling one that you have, perhaps?

I prefer a brown leather (any shade other than baby poo) that will age well.
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I like zip-arounds, but am open to any style, really. Are you interested in selling one that you have, perhaps? I prefer a brown leather (any shade other than baby poo) that will age well.
Oh, no, not interested in selling mine, but just posting to give ideas. I'll update with pics when I can. As for brands, I hope some others can chime in as well. That pricepoint has been a tough one for me to find here in the USA. In Japan, it's quite easy (not just Porter, but tons of nice domestic brands), but stateside, it's all corrected grain or plasticky crap at sub $100... or Gucci for $1100, neither of which is high on my list. Yoox used to carry a lot of AG Spalding & Bros, whose leather document carriers were really nice. I have two envelope style ones that surprised me for how nice they were, and were about $100 each. Prada black calfskin with gold hardware (zip and locking mechanism across the top): Two AG Spalding: Each measures A4 size (about 9X12 or thereabouts). Brand called ValtekZ (which is a fabric maker that made some document cases in one of its coated canvases. The case is the cream colored; the brown is the dustcover.)
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Thanks...

I like the Spaldings.

I ask if you know because of exactly what you said... it's all either cheap $100 crap, or $600+ from the likes of Swaine Adney Brigg, Smythson, etc. Then the designer labels are even more...
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This is pimp, where to kop?
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If you jock this I'm jockin your shawl robe
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