I was very impressed by the quality of my co-worker's Floto. He either has the Floto Poste Messenger or Novella (I can't remember) and I almost bought it off of him.
Briefcases. What is everyone using? - Page 2
Not a forum favorite, but I use a prada saffiano brief, which I picked up on sale for ~ $1100: http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Prada-Leather-Double-Gusset-Briefcase-Luggage-Travel/prod50580051_cat6390734_cat5890734_/?isEditorial=false&index=39&cmCat=cat000000cat13030735cat42130739cat000226cat5890735cat5890734cat6390734
I really like the finish on it although it's stamped leather rather than full-grain. It's held up well so far with almost no signs of wear after 9 months. I had wanted a LV taiga type brief but couldn't justify paying LV prices ($4000+ for something similar)
Mine is from Ottino in Florence and looks more or less like this one.
It is over 20 years old and the lock still works. I don't remember what I paid,
but it was several hundred then
Second photo on the right from the top. The brown case standing on its' end
is the model.
Dunhill chassis single zip: http://www.dunhill.co.uk/the-shop/leather/bags-and-luggage/l3j281a/chassis-single-zip-briefcase
Quite rare to find something so so simply and, but at the same time completely unique with the carbon fibre print.
I carry a Saddleback Large Thin briefcase (Chestnut as well) every day and find the size to be perfect. I'm flying somewhere every week and it works really well for me. With all my travels, it's taking on some real "character". I could have gone with the medium, but I wouldn't have any extra capacity should the need arise.
That, and the medium looks more like a purse unless you're a very small dude.
What are the pros and cons of buckle vs zip briefcases? Will one be more versatile / stay in style longer?