Originally Posted by jwong6590
I am actually eyeing at SAB Westminster 3 in London Tan but I am not convinced to spend $2000 on a briefcase and I read that recently their quality has gone downhill.
I have also checked out JP Marcellino in NY and theirs is at $1000 too.
Do I have any other options?
I've heard similar sentiments regarding SAB. I had a chance to check out their (poorly lit) new location in Piccadilly Arcade in London. Seemed nice and the leather is gorgeous, but some of the 'out of sight' stitching like under the handles and such seemed lacking. Additionally, the recent complaint by a member in the Briefcase Porn thread , and the way it was handled by SAB, would give me cause for concern.
I've heard good thing about JP Marcellino. Hardware looks solid, nice leather, but the edges looks like they leave something to be desired.
. To be fair, exceptional edge finishing is usually found on exceptional bags, which are probably a grade up from Marcellino and priced accordingly. This goes for all of the finishing really. In the $1000 range, I think they're a decent choice, along with Frank Clegg. For $2000, you should be able to expect better finishing than what you see on a SAB and you should be able to find something that really isn't lacking in any department (quality, finishing, etc)