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Just ordered a Mismo Soft Work Nylon Dark Blue from TBS. (326 euros, used 15% off code and VAT removed).



I know they are a bit overpriced, but solid quality. I've been using daily in the couple of months a Mismo briefcase in army green (similar to this), just the colour is not so versatile as black or navy. Mine is in canvas, the new one in nylon.

Brand profile and lots of pics here.
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They often do factory sales, where things can be had at 50-70% of.

There's one this weekend, I can do a proxy, if anyone needs anything


Up to 70% of on collection samples, shop samples, factory seconds and old models.
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Like aqhong said, Fjällräven (or are they Swedish? Idk....). Or...if you want Danish leather school bags, also in a variety of colors:







http://www.pietbreinholm.dk/



Quite noiice...





Love the look of those bags. I have no reference point for the quality, but if it's up there I wouldn't think $700 to $850 would be an unfair price.

Myriad Satchel
thoughts on this one? About $220 before shipping

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^ Doesn't look too bad. Can't comment on quality of course. Their leather lunch boxes are kinda cute. Then again the kid might end up looking like a young Niles Crane.

Oh, shamelss plug - I have an Ally Capellino bag for sale!
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

There's one this weekend, I can do a proxy, if anyone needs anything
Up to 70% of on collection samples, shop samples, factory seconds and old models.

Went earlier today, discount were shit tbh. and most non european should be able to finds things at the same price, during sales.

A factory second backpack was 322$, with sales tax. (original price 558$)
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I’ve been looking for a waxed canvas bag and narrowed my choices between an Archival duffle and Wood & Faulk bag. It'll be a daily bag I bring to work: lunch, thermos, book, and odds and ends. I like the looks of both and was wondering if any of you have had experience with either brand. If no experience even an opinion is welcome. thanks

Archival



http://store.archivalclothing.com/products/archival-duffel-twill




Wood &Faulk



http://woodandfaulk.bigcartel.com/product/wood-faulk-northwesterner-16-grey
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Originally Posted by Ritchee View Post

I’ve been looking for a waxed canvas bag and narrowed my choices between an Archival duffle and Wood & Faulk bag. It'll be a daily bag I bring to work: lunch, thermos, book, and odds and ends. I like the looks of both and was wondering if any of you have had experience with either brand. If no experience even an opinion is welcome. thanks
Archival
http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/519433/width/350/height/700
http://store.archivalclothing.com/products/archival-duffel-twill
Wood &Faulk
http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/519435/width/350/height/700
http://woodandfaulk.bigcartel.com/product/wood-faulk-northwesterner-16-grey

I have been to the Archival Clothing office and they are a nice bunch! I have seen that duffle in real life - I just wish it was narrower and taller. It's too wide for my liking - makes it hard to carry actually as it sticks out so much (for me).

I have not seen any Wood & Faulk stuff irl. Matt is always helpful and his things are very nice looking. I like his colour combos but be aware that the shoulder strap attachments are on the same side so think about if that would work for you.

I carry similar type of things to work on a daily basis and I use the Filson/UO duffle and I love it. I am not a workwear/Americana guy but I have to say Filson bags are so well made and well worth the money. I am thinking about getting a Frank Clegg duffle though....
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Well, time and circumstances have made a liar of Prof Fab twice over.

(1) I said I'd never own Coach
(2) I said I'd never own a backpack, because I didn't think they looked good.

Found this Made in USA Coach large size rucksack. Thick, nice leather, good construction and hardware, no logos. Price was very fair, too. From the datecode/serial number, it was made in 1998... so obviously even into the 1990's Coach was making decent stuff in the USA. I thought by then it had all been moved to china.

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^
:-O

What's next? Me wearing camo? Never say never I guess :-D

Thanks for the lowdown Rach!
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^
:-O
What's next? Me wearing camo? Never say never I guess :-D
Thanks for the lowdown Rach!

Well, I doubt I'll become a regular Coach buyer... but in general it's good always to view something in person before making a determination (positive or negative) based on brand.

Btw, easy way to determine the age of an older Coach piece... starting in 1994 the first three symbols on the tag are the month, year, and location of manufacture, the last four are the model number. Mine says J8B-0528, which means January 1998, with "B" being one of the USA factories. 0528 is the model of this rucksack.

So, N4C would be November 1994; F9B February 1999, etc. I think after 2004 they began putting a 0 in front, so N04 as November 2004.
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^ I agree and thanks for the info! smile.gif
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Nice Coach Rach alien.gif but yeah I'd agree that it's better to view in person.

 

Also...my cousin's birthday is coming up and he's heading to college...he hates backpacks and has been using a terrible messenger bag that's breaking apart. Was at NYC this weekend and I saw a nylon messenger at Prada, as I was there to get a briefcase. The price was $900 and the quality was alright. The bag was very light. There was a leather messenger for $1300 or so but is it better to get a leather?

 

I've always been a fan of nylon since I just love the lightness and sorta waterproof. I myself use a nylon messenger to bring to school and I'm glad I went with nylon because I bring my laptop and leather bags I tried just felt too heavy for some reason.

 

Should I go with the nylon or leather? And does anyone have experience with nylon messenger or shoulder bags from Prada? I only had experience with a nylon laptop bag from Prada and that has held up very well for 7 years so I am biased to say that I'm not a huge fan of leather for more casual bags/messengers.

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With your priority in having a light bag, a nylon bag will always be lighter than a leather bag. And it would probably be more durable as well, most fashion brand leather bags are lamb or sheepskin which is not the most durable of leathers, and if they are cut from calf, they are usually not the thick skinned kind.

The "better" with leather bags are that they look better, in my opinion anyway. Leather itself looks better when u use it more and more, and like a pair of jeans, will develop character and patina over use. IMO, save urself the money, get the nylon, lighter and easier to clean
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Nice Coach Rach alien.gif  but yeah I'd agree that it's better to view in person.

Also...my cousin's birthday is coming up and he's heading to college...he hates backpacks and has been using a terrible messenger bag that's breaking apart. Was at NYC this weekend and I saw a nylon messenger at Prada, as I was there to get a briefcase. The price was $900 and the quality was alright. The bag was very light. There was a leather messenger for $1300 or so but is it better to get a leather?

I've always been a fan of nylon since I just love the lightness and sorta waterproof. I myself use a nylon messenger to bring to school and I'm glad I went with nylon because I bring my laptop and leather bags I tried just felt too heavy for some reason.

Should I go with the nylon or leather? And does anyone have experience with nylon messenger or shoulder bags from Prada? I only had experience with a nylon laptop bag from Prada and that has held up very well for 7 years so I am biased to say that I'm not a huge fan of leather for more casual bags/messengers.

They can be hard to find in some places, but see if you can find Orobianco or Felisi; they also make a nice, lightweight nylon bag, with good quality, made in Italy, at half or less the price of Prada. Orobianco I regularly see for $250/200 euros/20,000 yen area, and Felisi $500/400 euros/40,000 yen range.

sadly, I can't recommend Prada anymore. I've had probably 20-30 bags since the mid 1990's, but recent handlings in the store show some shockingly overpriced, glued together crap with garish logos and the triangle bigger than my hand.
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

Well, time and circumstances have made a liar of Prof Fab twice over.
(1) I said I'd never own Coach
(2) I said I'd never own a backpack, because I didn't think they looked good.
Found this Made in USA Coach large size rucksack. Thick, nice leather, good construction and hardware, no logos. Price was very fair, too. From the datecode/serial number, it was made in 1998... so obviously even into the 1990's Coach was making decent stuff in the USA. I thought by then it had all been moved to china.

I really liked my 90's Gramercy tote. Great design and hefty hardware.

There was an interim period in which some bags were made in the US, others were outsourced (Costa Rica, Mexico, etc.), and top-end lines were made in Italy. Today, I think virtually everything (including the $$$$ Reed Krakoff bags) aside from the exotics is made in China.
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Originally Posted by IChen View Post

Should I go with the nylon or leather? And does anyone have experience with nylon messenger or shoulder bags from Prada? I only had experience with a nylon laptop bag from Prada and that has held up very well for 7 years so I am biased to say that I'm not a huge fan of leather for more casual bags/messengers.

Current nylon Pradas are yucky, IMO. Cheap linings, horrible zippers, and poor construction. Their deerskin bags are lovely and fully lined in leather, but very spendy. If you insist on nylon, Jack Spade would be just as good for 1/5th the cost.
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