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Does anyone know of any good messenger bags that are of similar style to this one?

 

http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/accessories/bags/PRDOVR~51657/51657.jsp#

 

 

The Jcrew one is alright but I was hoping for something with higher quality materials but with similar styling.

 

 

 

Thanks ahead of time!

post #2 of 19
You might find something you like from filson (SF approved): http://www.filson.com/luggage/
post #3 of 19
Brady bags.
post #4 of 19
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You might find something you like from filson (SF approved): http://www.filson.com/luggage/

i've checked them already. i dont really like their bags that much. they seem kind of clunky

post #5 of 19

Orvis?

post #6 of 19
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i've checked them already. i dont really like their bags that much. they seem kind of clunky

Anything but (unless you're like me and can fill a 258 to overflowing). For what you seem to be looking for, I'd consider going to take an in person look if you haven't already. A personal look will also show off the quality with which they're made. I was unsure they would meet my needs and wants until I took my then bag in and played around. If you still don't/didn't like them after getting your hands on them, that's one thing. But if you haven't, looking at the specs of what you're after, I'd really recommend giving the 257 a hands on look.

However, if what you care about is just messenger style bags, you may also want to try saddleback leather.
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Anything but (unless you're like me and can fill a 258 to overflowing). For what you seem to be looking for, I'd consider going to take an in person look if you haven't already. A personal look will also show off the quality with which they're made. I was unsure they would meet my needs and wants until I took my then bag in and played around. If you still don't/didn't like them after getting your hands on them, that's one thing. But if you haven't, looking at the specs of what you're after, I'd really recommend giving the 257 a hands on look.
However, if what you care about is just messenger style bags, you may also want to try saddleback leather.

 

im just a college student looking for a light-weight messenger bag. something with similar styling to the jcrew one. i dont really like the nylon messenger bags. something that isn't formal and kind of has that "raggedy" look. 

 

also, unfortunately im currently not in a place with a lot of the higher end stores

 

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Orvis?

a lot like filsons

post #8 of 19
frostriver.com is a another site you can check out for the rugged bag look.
post #9 of 19
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frostriver.com is a another site you can check out for the rugged bag look.

ugh... i really like how the straps are made of leather but their messenger bags don't have any color selections aside from that dark forest green >_>...

post #10 of 19

Not sure about their US availability, but you could consider this company: http://www.chapmanbags.com/men/shop-by-products/laptop-bags-and-briefcases.html
 

post #11 of 19
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Not sure about their US availability, but you could consider this company: http://www.chapmanbags.com/men/shop-by-products/laptop-bags-and-briefcases.html
 

thanks for the post but those bags are a little too formal for my taste. 

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ugh... i really like how the straps are made of leather but their messenger bags don't have any color selections aside from that dark forest green >_>...

Yeah, personally they aren't my style. I just knew them as a rugged looking bag maker that wouldn't cost you a fortune. I'll try to think of some others.
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Yeah, personally they aren't my style. I just knew them as a rugged looking bag maker that wouldn't cost you a fortune. I'll try to think of some others.

 

thanks for the help. I'm a little new to the "bag game". 

post #14 of 19
Why not find a little old lady who has a penchant for sewing bags? Anyone who has worked in saddlery would have the expertise and equipment.

There's a guy in London who custom makes laptop bags from things like old Harris tweed sports coats etc. He ain't cheap but you can gurantee that each bag he produces will be unique
post #15 of 19
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Why not find a little old lady who has a penchant for sewing bags? Anyone who has worked in saddlery would have the expertise and equipment.

There's a guy in London who custom makes laptop bags from things like old Harris tweed sports coats etc. He ain't cheap but you can gurantee that each bag he produces will be unique


along that same line of thinking I have been amazed to see what people on Itsy will custom make things like this for as well.

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