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A paupers briefcase?

post #1 of 17
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Ok, so I want to get a new briefcase for work, I'd want it to be leather and be dark brown in colour. I basically have no idea on what's good or bad, who makes good quality products and who doesn't etc. but I know I don't want an attaché case. Obviously money permitting I'd go and buy a nice SAB case or something but I'm only a wee kiddie at 22 so I'll have to do with a more modest budget for now.

I'm UK based so anything that I can get here would be great but for the sake of the majority I'll say I'd like to spend around $400. So the question I put to you all would be, what you would buy given my circumstances? I am aware of Saddleback but would love some more variety to choose from!
post #2 of 17
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No help at all guys? musicboohoo[1].gif
post #3 of 17
Have you looked at Tusting's bags?

This one's quite nice - I looked at it in Fortnum and Mason's:

post #4 of 17
I use Filson Field Satchel, but it is $800
http://www.filson.com/products/leather-field-satchel.70252.html

If you just want a leather satchel that will last you a few years till you can get a better one, you can just google for it.
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=leather+satchel#hl=en&sa=N&tbm=shop&q=mens+leather+satchel&ei=HyIzTsbnLoGRgQeulb3qDA&ved=0CJUCENsLKAAwFA&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=e23679ea6b0e142c&biw=1600&bih=775

They are some cheap ones at $100-200 range (new and used) that will easily last you that long.
post #5 of 17
Try overstock.com or ebags.com
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post #7 of 17
http://www.mackenzieleather.co.uk/briefcases/english.htm

My MacKenzie briefcase is, in the words of today's youth, "awesome".

You might also consider Henry Tomkins. If you've a pattern he'll make it up for you. Splendid chap too.

http://www.htleather.co.uk/catalogue/briefcase/briefcase.html
post #8 of 17
Laugh if you like but consider Kenneth Cole Reaction. They may have what you want, in leather and would be well under your budget.
post #9 of 17
Well i've got a saddleback leather thin medium chestnut briefcase that fits well into your budget. I won't need to tell you about quality because it is simply top notch. http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?p=2779617#post2779617 This bag will more than fit your needs
post #10 of 17
I was going to mention Saddleback but the OP stated he is 22 yrs old. At that age, a nice Saddleback has a high chance of being stolen but would be a good choice when he hits 30. Just my opinion on it. If careful and vigilant, I would agree go with Saddleback. A1 quality.
post #11 of 17
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http://www.mackenzieleather.co.uk/briefcases/english.htm

My MacKenzie briefcase is, in the words of today's youth, "awesome".

You might also consider Henry Tomkins. If you've a pattern he'll make it up for you. Splendid chap too.

http://www.htleather.co.uk/catalogue/briefcase/briefcase.html

Thanks for these, I'll definitely get in touch and have a closer look.
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Well i've got a saddleback leather thin medium chestnut briefcase that fits well into your budget. I won't need to tell you about quality because it is simply top notch. http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?p=2779617#post2779617 This bag will more than fit your needs
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I was going to mention Saddleback but the OP stated he is 22 yrs old. At that age, a nice Saddleback has a high chance of being stolen but would be a good choice when he hits 30. Just my opinion on it. If careful and vigilant, I would agree go with Saddleback. A1 quality.

Well I'd be mainly taking it to & from work (I work in the City) so theft is unlikely. It seems Saddlebacks are very much preferred then, what I'd like to know then is what makes the Saddlebacks a better buy than others at that price point? Another questions would be at what price point would you have to go to consider buying a different briefcase?
post #12 of 17
get vintage (unused old stock) from ebay, look for: Schlesinger, Atlas, Korchmar. Under $200, very possibly under $50
post #13 of 17
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Well I'd be mainly taking it to & from work (I work in the City) so theft is unlikely. It seems Saddlebacks are very much preferred then, what I'd like to know then is what makes the Saddlebacks a better buy than others at that price point? Another questions would be at what price point would you have to go to consider buying a different briefcase?

The reassurance of quality should be enough. Dave not only boasts the indestructibility of the product, he also guarantees it with a hundred year warranty. Buying a saddleback may be costly at first but without the need to buy a new bag, you'll be saving for years to come. Simply buy one bag and never have to buy another.

Apart from saddleback, some SF members consider customhide bags as an alternative. But after several year, you may need to replace it cause of wear and tear. Although you can send them back for repairs, its not worth the trouble. http://www.customhide.com/
post #14 of 17
I find the Saddleback bags a bit rustic for a professional work environment.
post #15 of 17
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The reassurance of quality should be enough. Dave not only boasts the indestructibility of the product, he also guarantees it with a hundred year warranty. Buying a saddleback may be costly at first but without the need to buy a new bag, you'll be saving for years to come. Simply buy one bag and never have to buy another.

you will want to buy another as soon as you realize how ugly it is
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