Originally Posted by Mr. Moo
I saw my first Saddleback laptop bag/briefcase in the wild yesterday. It looked very rugged and purposeful; however, it would look completely out of place with a suit or even a sport coat and odd office pants. Also, when it was closed it appeared that quite a bit of water can get in on the side. Is this how they all are?
Hi Mr. Moo,
I think it matters somewhat what you feel is professional or fits with what type of outfit. It also matters a bit what color of briefcase you choose. I think the chestnut and black colors tend to look a bit more professional. The other colors scratch easier but look great when oiled with mink oil.
As far as water getting in on the sides, it really depends on what you have in your briefcase and how tightly you have cinched down the straps. If it is loosely cinched down, then there is more chance of rain getting in. Or if you have large items that are too big for the briefcase as well The leather can withstand rain no problem. Personally I've walked through the rain countless times with my briefcase without any of the contents getting wet at all.