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post #16 of 44
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Originally Posted by cbbuff View Post

I have the M&W Traveller bag for almost 2 years and love it. It is heavier than the nylon bags, but looks great and is bulletproof. The ergonomics on it are also great. I travel for work 30+ weeks a year, so it gets used pretty hard.
I also have to commend the customer service. I tore the back flap (where you would tuck a magazine) almost off on the underside of an airline seat. I sent it back to them in Oklahoma. I expected to have to pay for this as it was clearly damage and not a defect at all, but they fixed it and shipped it for free in about a week and a half. They even conditioned it for me.
The only downside is the additional weight, but that's not a big deal for me as I usually have so much weight in the stuff packed in there (laptop, charger, notebooks, reading books,magazines, files, etc.) that it would be heavy regardless of the weight of the bag.

Would you mind posting a picture? Does it have a waxy feel to it? It seems like horsehide has a tough/waxy look to it in general.
post #17 of 44
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

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Nice stuff and I appreciate the fact that it's a US company. However, not made in USA - Made in Mexico (unless I've missed a very recent update).  Not a commentary on the qualtiy nor a political statement, just a clarification with regard to the thread title.

 

Cheers,  Dean
 

 

post #18 of 44
Like I said, it gets used, but I like the "worn in" look. Only rookies carry neat, clean bags.smile.gif


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post #19 of 44
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Damn, what did you do to it? How did all those creases get in there? Did you literally bend the leather?
post #20 of 44
It looks like it maybe got wet, rumpled and then dried w/o trying to condition it. I've beat the crap out of my Mulholland angler's bag for 2yrs, and not to sound like a dick, but it looks way better than that. What happened?
post #21 of 44
That is supposed to be the look of the horsehide they use. I asked them if that was normal when I sent it in and they said it was. They said it a look people desire to get eh.gif

Honestly, it bothered me for a while, and maybe I'm just so used to seeing it that I don't really notice it. I wish I knew if this is typical, but I haven't seen another bag IRL.
post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by whiskeylaureate View Post

It looks like it maybe got wet, rumpled and then dried w/o trying to condition it. I've beat the crap out of my Mulholland angler's bag for 2yrs, and not to sound like a dick, but it looks way better than that. What happened?

It didn't get wet, and I have conditioned it occasionally (about 2x per year).
post #23 of 44
^Is the leather really thin?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

If true, ridiculous.
I don't think so. Some of my favorite businesses are run by people who are very particular about the product they make and refuse certain services.
post #24 of 44
Not at all. Quite thick.
post #25 of 44
I have one of the last Narraganset briefcases, very good quality and Alan made a matching valet tray for me!
post #26 of 44
fyi: I've had my M&W Traveler for about 4 months or so now and love it. It get's a daily to/from office trip and that's about it. I don't really baby it but it still looks as good as new. While I don't have a currnet pic, here's how it was when I got it (as compared to cbbuff's!) and I don't think a curent pic would show nary a difference.

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Absolutely zero complaints or problems with it and many compliments from others along the way.
post #27 of 44
I had been convinced that this was how it was supposed to look, but I'm starting to wonder if I'm getting screwed here.... uhoh.gif
post #28 of 44
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

I like it.

Don't know much about briefcases, but why restrict yourself to US Made when there must be so much more, and perhaps even better, out there? confused.gif
post #29 of 44
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Originally Posted by TheTukker View Post

Don't know much about briefcases, but why restrict yourself to US Made when there must be so much more, and perhaps even better, out there? confused.gif

Because a lot of the best briefcases are indeed made in the USA. I like it being Made in the USA. They have good price points made in the USA. If it breaks, it's easier for me to deal with, ship, etc.
post #30 of 44
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

^Is the leather really thin?
I don't think so. Some of my favorite businesses are run by people who are very particular about the product they make and refuse certain services.

If I'm paying $1k for a briefcase that I can customize, I'd want to be the one to make the call on a 1" logo.
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