Originally Posted by The White Carnation
Get the Barbour bag. It has charm, character and it will outlast you.
I couldn't agree more. I know someone who purchased a Barbour messenger/lap top bag similar to this around 4 months ago to use as an everyday bag for work. It has stood up to use very well.
They've also received numerous positive comments about their bag since buying it - generally centering around the fact that, as The White Carnation notes, it has a little more character than a lot of other bags out there for the same money.