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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

I like it. What brand?

https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/index.php/product/view/Lawyers_Briefcase

To my eye, it looks tasteful. Do others have more examples?

No intent to "shit up" the thread, but after a few searches, I couldn't find anything in the archives that was on point.
post #8192 of 13589
Eh... for that price, I would go Glaser.
post #8193 of 13589
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OMFG. I will never get those three minutes back. It's like listening to my 8-year-old tell a story.

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1. lol, but no. i wear a bekeshe, and in the winter, a long gray, SB, wool/cashmere long coat.

2. i saw that a while back. for those who truly get it, one of the funniest things ever. i assume she is self parodying, otherwise my head will explode. not that there arent people that are exactly like that, sans parody, but they are highly unlikely to make a youtube video.
The video is a parody, although the accent and patois are near perfect. The actress is a comedienne. And she does lots of character videos. This one is close to home for her, so it is very good. It was a viral sensation and there are response videos and even little girls imitating it.
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Please to translate for the goys?
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The video is a parody, although the accent and patois are near perfect. The actress is a comedienne. And she does lots of character videos. This one is close to home for her, so it is very good. It was a viral sensation and there are response videos and even little girls imitating it.

it is superb. thanks for reminding me of it.
post #8196 of 13589
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no one in my office aside from me wears a tie

My buddy is an executive at Google and when I head to his offices to mooch a lunch from one of their yummy cafeterias, I'm astonished. Basically rooms and rooms full of the smartest kids graduating college today wearing jeans and t-shirts. Times have definitely changed.

I find it amusing that no dress code inevitably means there is an unspoken dress code which is enforced just as much as IBM's was.
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Please to translate for the goys?
The "point" of the story is to tell a tale of divine providence/intervention and the importance of being appropriately dressed at all times. The story is rambling, but here is the summary (from memory): She gets the gift of a condo in Miami for a weekend with her girl friends (since her husband has a job at a cafe, Crunch n' Munch). The story takes a detour so she can go shoe shopping. In the beautiful continent of Miami, she is enjoying egg salad and cheese sandwiches with her friends, but has to pass up on the alcoholic drinks with the umbrellas because . . . you know. Disaster almost ensues when some young men come poolside during ladies hours (this being a Hasidic hotel, there are separate mens and ladies swim hours). By divine intervention, the men leave, so no problem and she was saved from even a moment of immodesty since she wasn't wearing a scandalous bathing suit, but, rather, she was wearing a full-length swim gown that covered her up entirely. By divine grace, her modesty was safe and she admonishes everyone to buy a swim gown. Obviously, the humor is in the telling and the amount of insidery detail she puts in the story and how she captures the accent and speech patterns as well as the idiosyncracies and obsessions of the Hasidic community (I think the accent is Satmer).
post #8198 of 13589
very well said, though the humor can only fully be appreciated when you have meet thousands of people that are exactly like that irl. and i mean that in no way to be a slight towards anyone, its just an amazing parody.
post #8199 of 13589
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

https://frankcleggleatherworks.com/index.php/product/view/Lawyers_Briefcase

To my eye, it looks tasteful. Do others have more examples?

No intent to "shit up" the thread, but after a few searches, I couldn't find anything in the archives that was on point.

 

A company in my area (Milwaukee) makes some well respected briefcases that are all MTO I believe.  They also have some Horween Shell options, but you can choose whatever kind of leather you'd like.  

http://www.mitchell-leather.com/Inventory_Briefcases.html

 

 

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Please to translate for the goys?
The "point" of the story is to tell a tale of divine providence/intervention and the importance of being appropriately dressed at all times. The story is rambling, but here is the summary (from memory): She gets the gift of a condo in Miami for a weekend with her girl friends (since her husband has a job at a cafe, Crunch n' Munch). The story takes a detour so she can go shoe shopping. In the beautiful continent of Miami, she is enjoying egg salad and cheese sandwiches with her friends, but has to pass up on the alcoholic drinks with the umbrellas because . . . you know. Disaster almost ensues when some young men come poolside during ladies hours (this being a Hasidic hotel, there are separate mens and ladies swim hours). By divine intervention, the men leave, so no problem and she was saved from even a moment of immodesty since she wasn't wearing a scandalous bathing suit, but, rather, she was wearing a full-length swim gown that covered her up entirely. By divine grace, her modesty was safe and she admonishes everyone to buy a swim gown. Obviously, the humor is in the telling and the amount of insidery detail she puts in the story and how she captures the accent and speech patterns as well as the idiosyncracies and obsessions of the Hasidic community (I think the accent is Satmer).

Hey, whaddaya know? I actually got all of that myself, but I guess the missing cultural resonance kept me on the other side of the funny.

Thanks!
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post #8202 of 13589
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A company in my area (Milwaukee) makes some well respected briefcases that are all MTO I believe.  They also have some Horween Shell options, but you can choose whatever kind of leather you'd like.  

http://www.mitchell-leather.com/Inventory_Briefcases.html




Beautiful and classic. These folks do good work.
post #8203 of 13589
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Originally Posted by CaymanS View Post

Beautiful and classic. These folks do good work.

Their work looks too "crafts fair" for me. Also, the gigantic logo further detracts from
an inelegant briefcase. For the opposite see:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Ottino+briefcase&FORM=HDRSC2#view=detail&id=B149F30938DA97099BD1583D0FF5CB41213337B2&selectedIndex=2

I own one of these for over 20 years.
post #8204 of 13589
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This thread has been immensely helpful with respect to how I perceive and acquire men's clothing.

I am glad that the conversation is now starting to turn to accessories (hats) after 500 (very instructive) pages of discussion on jacket/shirt/tie combos.

To that end, would someone be so kind as to offer recommendations for a tasteful briefcase?

Most briefcases I see on the train carried by businessmen fall into one of these categories:

1 - Some sort of ballistic nylon bulletproof / weatherproof / apocalypse proof TUMI.

2 - Some sort of extremely slick/sleek back to match an over-stripey suit and a huge windsor knot that looks awful.

3 - Some sort of God-forsaken lawyer's / banker's briefcase that looks like it's been through Vietnam, has lost one handle strap, and is about to lose another.

4 - Rarely, something that strikes me as tasteful, like this, but interested to know if others agree, and would love to get more examples of what people think a "tasteful" briefcase looks like:

 

 

On briefcases--

 

post #8205 of 13589
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Originally Posted by N8ter View Post

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A company in my area (Milwaukee) makes some well respected briefcases that are all MTO I believe.  They also have some Horween Shell options, but you can choose whatever kind of leather you'd like.  

http://www.mitchell-leather.com/Inventory_Briefcases.html




Neither are to my taste, but the Frank Clegg stuff appears magnitudes more refined. The goods from the Milwaukee company look conspicuously rustic and homemade.
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