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Originally Posted by foxpar View Post

As I'm in Europe, I will most likely order from http://www.maisondesacs.com/engine/shop/index.html.
Aiming at purchasing "Gustav", their messenger bag, soon.
Has anyone tried 78% before?
So is that Maison de sacs store legit? I have no reason to not trust them but wondering.
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So is that Maison de sacs store legit? I have no reason to not trust them but wondering.

It seems legit, they have a brick and motar shop in Leicester according to the site, the coding on the site sucks though.
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Agree that maison de sacs site isnt anything great, but i checked and the store in Leicester seems to exist. They also have a Facebook page that looks legit, maybe they just wanted to save the ressources for a decent e-shop. Free Worldwide shipping sounds tempting.
 

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I'm considering purchasing this bag (in black) for a conservative work office. I was wonder if the brass pieces would be too flashy for an office job. Overall i think the functionality of the bag fits all my needs. I would also appreciate it if anyone could offer suggestions with similar design.

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http://www.coach.com/online/handbags/SearchResultsView?storeId=10551&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&quickOrder=yes&searchKeyword=70480&cacheKeyword=70480
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Does anybody have any information on the quality/origin of Montblanc bags?  I saw an interesting one in their store the other day and the saleslady said that they were made in Germany. (the old Goldfiel factory perhaps?)  Anyway the bag looked like it was pretty well made and from their 4810 Westside collection.  It looked similar to the LV Lozan document bag but was less than half the price.

 

Just curious if anybody knows about the quality of the manufacturer.  Tried looking online but could only find that the factory is somewhere outside Frankfurt, but not sure if it is just for Montblanc or if they manufacture for other brands. 
 

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Originally Posted by togglebutton View Post

I'm considering purchasing this bag (in black) for a conservative work office. I was wonder if the brass pieces would be too flashy for an office job. Overall i think the functionality of the bag fits all my needs. I would also appreciate it if anyone could offer suggestions with similar design.

Not flashy at all; a black leather bag with brass trim is as conservative as you can get. If you're so inclined, you can call your local store and ask when their next "Preferred Customer Event" is; you're supposed to have a card, but if you can get them to give it to you anyway it's good for 25% off.
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Originally Posted by PabloDiablo View Post

Does anybody have any information on the quality/origin of Montblanc bags?  I saw an interesting one in their store the other day and the saleslady said that they were made in Germany. (the old Goldfiel factory perhaps?)  Anyway the bag looked like it was pretty well made and from their 4810 Westside collection.  It looked similar to the LV Lozan document bag but was less than half the price.

Just curious if anybody knows about the quality of the manufacturer.  Tried looking online but could only find that the factory is somewhere outside Frankfurt, but not sure if it is just for Montblanc or if they manufacture for other brands. 

Montblanc's leather goods are of decent quality and reasonably priced, though the styling is usually dowdy. I have no idea where they're made.
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In celebration of Father's Day, Killspencer is offering a very rare 15% off all orders with coupon code FATHERS2012, expiring June 17th.

this is really nice

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Ok guys. What do you think about this roll top gym and weekender bag? It can expand or roll down depending on how much stuff you have. It has vintage brass connectors (not sure about these somebody tell me if they manly or not) on the shoulder strap. I tried to get a close up but it also has 2 cool cow brands on the leather showing.

CAF or dorky?

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Hey everyone - I'm looking to get a new bag, one that would quit dying on me. I've had lower quality leather bags that would tear as well as fashion-forward nylon ones.

I had been eyeing the Saddleback classic briefcase (shown below) for quite a while. I'm wondering if there are other suggestions for leather bags that have a classic appeal, will/should remain sturdy, and can be dressed up or down. Filson seems like a decent option, but most of their bags have canvas on it and it doesn't seem like that would be as appropriate when I've got to be in a suit. (I'm really digging the Filson leather briefcase/satchel but the price is ridiculously high)

saddleback-briefcase.jpg

I would probably say the maximum size I'd want is for it to be able to fit a 15" MBP (I use a 13" now, so leaving some room in case I ever go up in screen size).

Thanks in advance.
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speaking of bags, I'm really loving on this company

http://shop.themadly.com/
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For hard-wearing bags, other options are Glaser Designs here in San Francisco (he caters to the oil and gas industry, and his bags know how to take a beating), as well as Mitchell Leather in Milwaukee and Frank Clegg Leatherworks in Massachusetts.

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Originally Posted by Blackmaged View Post

speaking of bags...
save (sorta):
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or splurge:
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or the middle road?
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i guess i have more leighway than dtmt with regards to design but i still want it to last for a while - both in terms of design and durability
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Thread Starter 
Howdy folks. Sorry long time no post; no time!

Anyway, just a quick update. Had a chance to peruse some major "brand" bags and such and wanted to give a report.

First, YSL. I've had tons of YSL, mostly in the Tom Ford days. At that time, it was the "top" of the Gucci group. Gorgeous stuff... high priced but superb quality. Gone are those days. The current season bags have shitty leather, even shittier hardware, and are priced far beyond what they were before. The $2400 totes and such are embarrassingly bad. I was ashamed for the brand. Quick example... the "bufalo" leather bags are no longer even buffalo, but a treated calf. Further, formerly the Lampo and RIRI zippers with heavy brass YSL zipper pulls have been replaced by chintzy, lightweight zippers that feel very insubstantial. Sad.

Next, Tom Ford. More of the same. $2800 for a canvas tote with YKK zippers? Sorry, not thrilled. Love the simple styling of Ford's bags... but the quality is about 1/4 the price-level.

Givenchy is even worse than usual.

Pleasant surprise are the FENDI Selleria grained calfskin totes and messengers. Priced around $1600, but very thick, high quality leather... nice lining and hardware... and simple styling. The "FENDI" canvas crap is to be avoided at all costs, but the selleria men's bags were quite well done. And, sadly, for $1600 you don't get much from a major brand these days. waiting for a sale at around $1000, and I think the bag would be a fair bet.

Anyway, for the most part I'm out of the "bag" game, but just wanted to report on the few I've seen/touched lately.

Good luck and happy hunting.
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x-post from "should i...?"

Splurge, but buy the Abram on sale here: http://shopsydneys.com/all-designers/krane/krane-abram-washed-leather-laptop-bag.html

I've got the last iteration of the Abram and love it.
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Originally Posted by fazalmajid View Post

For hard-wearing bags, other options are Glaser Designs here in San Francisco (he caters to the oil and gas industry, and his bags know how to take a beating), as well as Mitchell Leather in Milwaukee and Frank Clegg Leatherworks in Massachusetts.

+1 on Glaser; I posted on the thread a little while back when mine arrived. I've now done lots of travelling with it, and it is very well thought out. After a lot of so-so (irrespective of price) bags, it's almost odd having a bag where everything is very well thought-out and highly functional. The more I use it, the more I appreciate it.
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