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Originally Posted by SimonC View Post

Apologies for the awful cameraphone picture - better images to follow when I find my digicam.
I've waited a while for this (it went from the US to the UK twice before it arrived at my door) but I was lucky enough to find a used Glaser Flaptop. I can reiterate and build upon everything that has been said about Myron Glaser's products before - the quality is seriously good (and I've had bags from Swaine, Adeney & Brigg, Hermes, Papworth, Mulberry, Mulholland, Tusting, Billingham, Chapman etc) and the design is very well thought out; lots of little touches that make sense when you use them.
It already has some patina from the previous owner; I've given it a coat of Nivea and I'm looking forward to adding some patina of my own.
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Nice bag.

post #2267 of 2765

Nice, and color coordinated with your transportation to work!
 

post #2268 of 2765
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Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

that is a really subtle camo, would not worry about it looking dated.


I agree it's not that camo-ey, unless the pic is blurry.  Go for if you like it!

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Bumping this... anyone? shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by sh0ebox View Post

Just recently picked up a couple bags for myself... on the right is an Ernest Alexander x Club Monaco Hudson and on the right is a J.Crew factory weekender. Mainly grabbed the weekender because it matches well with my Hudson, though it's not waxed so I may attempt to wax it myself.
Does anybody know how the quality is on J.Crew factory bags? I assume it's probably not so great.. the bag doesn't feel anywhere near as well-constructed or quality in terms of material compared to the Ernest Alexander bag but I figure it may be enough to haul clothes around for short trips and whatnot.
Also, anyone know anything about quality of the Ernest Alexander x Club Monaco collab compared to the main Ernest Alexander line items? Any differences?
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I have two Want les essentiel bags and have given two as presents.  I am very happy with the clean designs and the materials seem to be very good quality.  Does anyone else have any bags and what do you think?  I have the cognac ohare tote and thinking of getting it in green also. 

The prices are going up but I think they are still worth it.

post #2271 of 2765

im also interested in knowing more about want les essentiels. Is it fair value?
 

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Originally Posted by nepats81 View Post

im also interested in knowing more about want les essentiels. Is it fair value?

 


I'm a fan of some of their designs, but they seem over priced to me.
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^ Definitely overpriced, but also very cool stuff.
post #2274 of 2765
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I'm a fan of some of their designs, but they seem over priced to me.

I had a Da Vinci 72hr bag. It's tricky getting the combination of fairly sleek styling and good quality at any price point - my sense was that it represented reasonable value for money (the leather was particularly nice, the stitching / finishing adequate) at the retail price when I purchased it ~4 years ago. At now $1800 it's strong money, at the $1000 they seem to be discounted to it's acceptable.
post #2275 of 2765
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Originally Posted by JMRouse View Post

I'm a fan of some of their designs, but they seem over priced to me.

Agreed. I think their earlier productions were of slightly better value. I am not into how they put a canvas shoulder strap on a leather bag (seems to be popular these days - ways to cut cost; some people say it's because canvas is stronger - I disagree, especially after learning leatherwork...anyway, I digress and shall get off my soapbox). I dislike it even more that the canvas used on their canvas bag body is different from the canvas used for the shoulder strap...

Gosh I miss this thread....
post #2276 of 2765
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Originally Posted by polarcreamsoda View Post

does anyone have a suggestion for a weekend bag with shoulder strap ~$150?! ive been looking for a while now and pretty much limited to jcrew options.

What about Herschel?

Or John and Mary - - currently on sale;

Or ask Matt if he'd make more of this one;

Or Beckel Canvas Products - not my style but should be well built.

Or WM. J. Mills - on their website and Yoox has this one for cheap...

Those are just off the top of my head. Will add more later if I have any new ideas.
post #2277 of 2765
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Originally Posted by nepats81 View Post

im also interested in knowing more about want les essentiels. Is it fair value?

No.

Want LE is very expensive for what it is; $800 for a VERY simple leather tote is not my idea of value, especially when it doesn't have a "designer" label to prop up resale.
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Originally Posted by sh0ebox View Post

Bumping this... anyone? shog[1].gif

I have never heard of Ernest Alexander.

J. Crew factory is fine, quality-wise; not as nicely finished as retail items, but not junk. Materials are cheap and styling is usually boring, though.
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I'm guessing there's not a lot of people that would dig this style but it's an old russian army bag with lots of personal touches and modifications. I don't care for off the shelf stuff so I can't leave it well enough alone but it will easily outlast my grandkids generations and has more room than my garage.

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post #2280 of 2765
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Originally Posted by DesignerValet View Post

No.
Want LE is very expensive for what it is; $800 for a VERY simple leather tote is not my idea of value, especially when it doesn't have a "designer" label to prop up resale.

You're saying it's too "simple" for the price? That is, simple designs should cost less, complicated designs should cost more?

WANT's lack of a designer label is what makes customers come their way in the first place.
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