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Rach is the more authoritative voice on this but Coach seems to be poorly made with subpar materials. How much is that carry-on?
$700, 25% coups can be found too, big fan of the brown and silver details not attached to the brand by any means.

At that price point, I think you can do better. Plus the shoulder strap looks cheap. Duffels by Glaser and Frank Clegg cost slightly more (<$900) but you get superior leather and workmanship. Both would come with a leather shoulder strap.

I would find it hard to believe Coach would offer nice leather. Then again, I work with leather (in my spare time) so perhaps I am picky.
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I took my Saddleback Water Bag to France. I like it. Looks good, versatile, and it can be easily rigged to be worn as a backpack if necessary.



Highly recommended.

http://www.saddlebackleather.com/Waterbag?sc=8&category=1289

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Originally Posted by quuz View Post

Im going to Paris for one week and am looking for a nice overnight duffle.
Im leaning towards either the filson small duffle:
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Or
Acne Everest tan
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I think Im going to go with the acne bag since I already have a filson 256, the bags are roughly the same size . However the Acne bag is 100 bucks more expensive (328 USD)
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Thread Starter 
I'm not an expert on Coach, but I'm continually unimpressed with the quality-to-price ratio of the stuff I've seen recently. NEVERTHELESS, it's decent and the styling is actually fairly good... they've really toned down the egregious branding in the "main" men's line (don't confuse it with the made-for-outlet crap).

$700 is a tough price point, sadly. You'd think for that money you could get a really nice bang-for-buck bag... but it's right at that level where Kenneth Cole garbage is $498 and then a decent entry-level brand/fashion bag is $1100.

There are a number of brands lauded here on the forum that have popped up in the more affordable price range; I'd advise the poster to look around a bit. sadly, I'm now out of the loop with most major brand bags and can't comment much. A combination of extreme workload off-forum (in a field completely unrelated to bags or clothes!) coupled with access to local artisans and custom stuff have made me miss most of the "big" players since about 2008 or so.
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Thanks for the responses. I've got to admit, I really like the bag; good color and size, simple shape, nice looking hardware and I'll agree the branding is kept to a drastic minimum in comparison to their women's line (wouldn't go near the outlets, such a mob scene for half-ass product)...but I'd almost rather it wasn't a Coach bag...I'd really like to find something similar from a less omni-present brand, hence why I posted to see if there were anything specific you guys might know of.

 

They note the material as glove-tanned cowhide, I've stopped in to the store to have a quick look but didn't want to go swimming in it and have the salesman all over me that day. My fiance has never shopped at coach but somehow gets 25% off coupons occasionally so for a first piece of leather luggage at $525 this might be pretty hard to beat (assuming the leather isn't paper thin or its falling apart at the seams).

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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

Thanks for the responses. I've got to admit, I really like the bag; good color and size, simple shape, nice looking hardware and I'll agree the branding is kept to a drastic minimum in comparison to their women's line (wouldn't go near the outlets, such a mob scene for half-ass product)...but I'd almost rather it wasn't a Coach bag...I'd really like to find something similar from a less omni-present brand, hence why I posted to see if there were anything specific you guys might know of.

They note the material as glove-tanned cowhide, I've stopped in to the store to have a quick look but didn't want to go swimming in it and have the salesman all over me that day. My fiance has never shopped at coach but somehow gets 25% off coupons occasionally so for a first piece of leather luggage at $525 this might be pretty hard to beat (assuming the leather isn't paper thin or its falling apart at the seams).

I'd say it is probably worth it for that price, though again I've not seen it in person. Keeping in mind that a truly horrible piece of Calvin Klein or Kenneth Cole runs in the $300-400 range... then $525 isn't such a bad deal.

As well, the main point is that if you like the bag, then it is worth it. Too often on SF we go for "bang for buck" or sales and so end up with a jacket, pair of shoes, or bag we don't really like, but that is "well made" and was a good price. If we could get a nickel for every member here who ended up with a really ugly Brioni jacket in their closets that they really didn't want, but SF convinced them was better than the Emporio Armani they actually liked and that looked good on them... we could probably get you the Coach bag for free many times over.

Message: Get the bag you like.
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^ I concur.

Rach!!! inlove.gif
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This duffel is pretty good, and has that trapezoidal design you seem to like:

http://www.hlaska.com/mens/bags/scientist-duffle.html

I like the Hlaska leather bag lineup. Their fabrics are not so good any more (they used to be more corduroy-like, the newer ones don't have as nice a hand). Interestingly, the company was started in the Bay Area by the ex-CEO of YouTube.

That said, Glaser is clearly in a superior league (and also made in San Francisco).

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Originally Posted by quuz View Post

Im going to Paris for one week and am looking for a nice overnight duffle.
Im leaning towards either the filson small duffle:
Dark%2BTan%2BDuffle.jpg
Or
Acne Everest tan
1KJ121-731_D_689_1.jpg
I think Im going to go with the acne bag since I already have a filson 256, the bags are roughly the same size . However the Acne bag is 100 bucks more expensive (328 USD)


This is a tough call for me. The filson is built like a tank and has classic styling, but honestly I am getting tired of looking at them. Maybe I just spend too much time reading this forum and various menswear blogs, but it feels like Filson bags are everywhere.

Don't know much about the quality of the Acne or the materials used, but I like the style of that bag as long as you keep the handle drop to a reasonable level. Keep in mind that the shoulder strap is fabric, not leather. I looked around and you can find them on sale for a good price.
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Regarding the Filson/Acne question: I prefer the styling of the Acne duffle, but the Filson is probably better-made. One thing I will say is that it looks like the Acne bag is trimmed in untreated leather, which will darken and stain with use. Some people like this, others think it too high maintenance.

As I've stated earlier in this thread, I find Coach to be well-made and reasonably luxurious at its price point. While you don't get the aura of a designer label or first-world production, you do get solid construction and good leathers. The quality is easily better than an entry-level "designer" offering.
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Picked up this only son backpack off of eBay

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I thought they were ugly as a kid (still do) but there is an endearing quality to the design
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Another pic of the the only son backpack. Fuck yeah, this is a great looking fugly bag

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Lol, was my post really that shitty?
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wow, a graffitied Birkin. I want one
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One must have iron balls to take an ivory togo (or maybe epsom?) birkin and draw all over it.
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One must have iron balls to take an ivory togo (or maybe epsom?) birkin and draw all over it.

You don't have to have taste to be rich and it could be fake.


Those feet and havanais. crazy.gif
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