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Originally Posted by fazalmajid View Post

I had ordered the briefcase in that line (Jack Spade will take 20% off your first order if you just fill out a survey with them). I can't stand unlined leather and in this case it was not even smoothed by cutting the back side with a blade so it has that powdery texture that will shed and ultimately get leather dust into the nooks and crannies of your laptop. The organizer pockets are held with rivets in two points, not sewn, which means things can slip in between or get stuck. I found the quality so disappointing I returned it immediately. Andy Spade (Kate Spade's husband, there is no such person as Jack Spade) must be delusional: for that price, you can get significantly better, like Ghurka, Frank Clegg, Hard Graft and so on.

That must have been your review of the bag I read on the website smile.gif

I was also disappointed in the interior quality. Though, to be fair, Frank Clegg charges about the same price, and his bags are also unlined, and don't contain pockets. Granted, the workmanship is probably better overall...
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Looking for a good quality backpack (daypack). I know toj made a good one but I'm wondering what else has been talked about in this thread.

Made as in did, it was a one time thing, so you'll have to find one second hand, if you want one.

The quilted one by h by Harris looks cool.

I have been thinking about getting a grouck for travel.
post #2569 of 2765
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That must have been your review of the bag I read on the website smile.gif

Yes, that was my review. To their credit, they didn't censor it. The pictures are somewhat deceptive - I thought it was lined in light leather, like Delvaux briefcases are, I didn't imagine they'd just leave it unfinished.

I was also disappointed in the interior quality. Though, to be fair, Frank Clegg charges about the same price, and his bags are also unlined, and don't contain pockets. Granted, the workmanship is probably better overall...

I didn't realize Clegg's bags were unlined, I thought that was suede or pigskin, thanks for the heads up. You do get RiRi zippers.

Another option is Glaser Designs, made here in SF. I've visited their factory and they take great pride in their craftsmanship. The leather is Horween.

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Frank Clegg bags can be lined with Sunbrella fabric for (I think) extra $50. The extra charge may depend on the size of the bag. Glaser is also a great option. I like Myron a lot. Clegg vs Glaser may come down to style perhaps. I have not seen a Clegg bag irl but I have checked out their leather sample and I thought it was nice. My mentor who is a leather artisan sees them to be very similar in terms of their target audience and quality. Just make sure you don't go for Lotuff! Since the split with Clegg, they have increased their prices while lowered the quality of parts (e.g., YKK vs RiRi).

Andy Spade doesn't own or run Jack Spade anymore. Both Jack Spade and Kate Spade were sold to Liz Claiborne several years ago. I still have one of the iconic waxed cotton messenger bags I bought back in the 90's That thing was built like a tank and I still use it from time to time.

hmmmm, talking about bag linings, I have a bag that's lined with soft calf leather. It's so lux I want to live in it.
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That's a good looking bag!
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I want to get this red Balenciaga coz I think it will add pop to my fall/winter wardrobe. Can a guy pull off this color bag?
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Originally Posted by pdsf View Post

Frank Clegg bags can be lined with Sunbrella fabric for (I think) extra $50. The extra charge may depend on the size of the bag. Glaser is also a great option. I like Myron a lot. Clegg vs Glaser may come down to style perhaps. I have not seen a Clegg bag irl but I have checked out their leather sample and I thought it was nice. My mentor who is a leather artisan sees them to be very similar in terms of their target audience and quality.
hmmmm, talking about bag linings, I have a bag that's lined with soft calf leather. It's so lux I want to live in it.

I want to get a largeish briefcase, either in chestnut or mahogany/oxblood (think Horween No. 8). I had approached Myron Glaser, spent over an hour visiting his studio (and suggesting to him he should use web fonts instead of images on his site), and asked him to design a custom insert suitable for holding a Leica M, but he never got back to me and I forgot about it all.

 

I am not too fond of the tactile experience of nylon fabric and would prefer natural materials. I realize the nylon contributes to the legendary durability of Glaser bags, but I was wondering if there are natural materials like canvas or twill that would have the same durability without being too harsh on contents. I have a Hlaska bag with a corduroy interior, which is holding up well, and a Delvaux newspaper bag lined in calf, which is indeed wonderful. Silk would be the ultimate, but not durable (although  it was used for parachutes in WWII)

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Originally Posted by pdsf View Post

Frank Clegg bags can be lined with Sunbrella fabric for (I think) extra $50. The extra charge may depend on the size of the bag. Glaser is also a great option. I like Myron a lot. Clegg vs Glaser may come down to style perhaps. I have not seen a Clegg bag irl but I have checked out their leather sample and I thought it was nice. My mentor who is a leather artisan sees them to be very similar in terms of their target audience and quality. Just make sure you don't go for Lotuff! Since the split with Clegg, they have increased their prices while lowered the quality of parts (e.g., YKK vs RiRi).

Andy Spade doesn't own or run Jack Spade anymore. Both Jack Spade and Kate Spade were sold to Liz Claiborne several years ago. I still have one of the iconic waxed cotton messenger bags I bought back in the 90's That thing was built like a tank and I still use it from time to time.

hmmmm, talking about bag linings, I have a bag that's lined with soft calf leather. It's so lux I want to live in it.

Yes, LeatherSoul sells some of the lined Clegg bags. I'm just not sure it's my aesthetic. LS doesn't seem flexible on shipping either, so even if I was on the fence, I don't feel like forking over $80 just to see the bag.
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Thread Starter 
Absolutely gorgeous SS13 rucksacks from Hermes.

The good news? Finally a rucksack/backpack that is superlative, beautiful, functional, and will last long enough to pass on to your grandchildren.

The bad news? It will cost more than their first car.

(sorry if they've been posted already; I've not had a chance to read the thread in a while)



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^^^I'm scared to ask how much that Hermes will cost
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^^^I'm scared to ask how much that Hermes will cost

Me too. It's tough to get any leather Hermes bag for less than $5000, so my initial hunch on pricing would be $8-11k.

That's just a guess, though, so I hope anybody who has definitive info will chime in.
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Can anyone suggest where I could purchase the bag in this picture, or something similar?

 

It looks to be from the Apolis A/W 2011 collection, but I can't find any details on their site.

 

apolis1.jpg 

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Hoping someone can give me some pointers. I really like the Filson standard tan/twill line, specifically the 256 briefcase. The _only_ thing from with the bag IMO is that it is too long at 16". I only have a MacBook Air and never carry files longer than legal size, so a 13" length briefcase would be ideal. Can anyone suggest a briefcase as similar as possible to the Filson twill (I don't want full leather) except shorter in length? The only thing I've found is the JFold Canvas Substation Tote: http://thecarry.com/bags/jfold-substation-canvas-tote/. But open to other suggestions...
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Originally Posted by jjfad View Post

Hoping someone can give me some pointers. I really like the Filson standard tan/twill line, specifically the 256 briefcase. The _only_ thing from with the bag IMO is that it is too long at 16". I only have a MacBook Air and never carry files longer than legal size, so a 13" length briefcase would be ideal. Can anyone suggest a briefcase as similar as possible to the Filson twill (I don't want full leather) except shorter in length? The only thing I've found is the JFold Canvas Substation Tote: http://thecarry.com/bags/jfold-substation-canvas-tote/. But open to other suggestions...

I would love to find a shorter briefcase, too. Not easy to find one that's around 13" in length. This one is 14.5": http://www.webstore.thepropertyof.com/collections/frontpage/products/wally-briefcase

The Filson 256 is fantastic. I have the navy one and love it.

On the note of Filson, this is new: http://www.filson.com/products/large-leather-tote.70139.html?fromCat=true&fvalsProduct=luggage/tote-bags&fmetaProduct=1019

Price is ouch.
Edited by pdsf - 11/17/13 at 1:24pm
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