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post #121 of 176
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Hey - this is Douglas's brother. Fuck you guys.

LOL. Someone has your password!
post #122 of 176
Hey, check out the poll. Saddleback's coming around the outside! Neck and neck now! Whip that nag, go,go,go!
post #123 of 176
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Yes, pohots would be great! From any angle you can take that hasn't been covered yet. Maybe side shot with flap straight up? Also, how did you order your - website or Ebay? Second or new? Thanks, Jack
I got these new from Saddleback Leather's eBay store. These are first, not second. I paid the same price the price on their website. This is a large size (16") briefcase. http://img4.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=imgp1470b.jpg Is there for you to see the photos in this post instead of redirecting to the link?
post #124 of 176
Thanks, those are great. The middle belt that is attached to the flap is secured on the outside as opposed to being rivited through a slit in the leather. Is this a change in the design?

Jack
post #125 of 176
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Originally Posted by lazersnake View Post
Thanks, those are great. The middle belt that is attached to the flap is secured on the outside as opposed to being rivited through a slit in the leather. Is this a change in the design?

Jack

Hey Jack,

Yes, I believe that was a minor change of design. Have you gotten your bag yet?

Cheers,
Jonathan
post #126 of 176
No, not yet. I'm about 50 miles from the post office. I'm passing it on my way to see KISS next weekend in Minneapolis. I'll pick it up then. I can't wait!
post #127 of 176
I've started a similar discussion as this one on the Art of Manliness Community Site in the Man Bags group to see what the opinions are like there. You can check out the discussion at the link below. http://community.artofmanliness.com/...dlebackmanbags
post #128 of 176
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I've started a similar discussion as this one on the Art of Manliness Community Site in the Man Bags group to see what the opinions are like there. You can check out the discussion at the link below.

http://community.artofmanliness.com/...dlebackmanbags

I think the pictures you posted in your new poll are incorrect - the bag you pictured with the Saddleback is a Mullholand - not the MW. Just FYI. Very different bags.
post #129 of 176
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I think the pictures you posted in your new poll are incorrect - the bag you pictured with the Saddleback is a Mullholand - not the MW. Just FYI. Very different bags.

Wow! You are absolutely right. My mistake. I've since updated the photos. Thanks for the catch.
post #130 of 176
Sure. I think the Mullholland bags are now made in China and are not as well-made as they once were.
post #131 of 176
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Sure. I think the Mullholland bags are now made in China and are not as well-made as they once were.

Do you know where they were made before?
post #132 of 176
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Do you know where they were made before?

USA.
post #133 of 176
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USA.

This is actually a very interesting topic to me. I have followed many of the articles about Chinese production in The Economist and other periodicals.

I know there are some bad headlines about products coming from China, (lead-based toys, etc.), but a lot of the products Americans use everyday and many of our components in our electronics, etc. are made in China. Many of the factories over there are actually run by Americans

When I lived in Tunis, Tunisia, I became friends with a few of the vendors in the open market and found out that almost all of the products sold in the market were shipped in from China. A group of the vendors would go in together on one container.

It would seem many of the products made in China are high-quality and some are low-quality. How to know the difference? I guess my point is that I wouldn't write off Mulholland just yet without first comparing an American-produced bag with a Chinese-produced bag.
post #134 of 176
I would agree that there should not be an automatic presumption that a Chinese-based product is inferior, however, I think a number of bag-makers who have engaged in this outsourcing have had a decline in quality (i.e. Mullholland, Hartmann, and others). I don't own these products so can't comment but most seem to feel that there was a marked decline in overall quality after the move. Is it just perception? Don't know.
post #135 of 176
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Time for an IP check. Mods?

LOL. "Deuce" has all of 7 posts to his name, every single one of which was made in this thread and made in defense of Saddleback. Things that make you go hmmm...
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