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post #121 of 1958
I really like this one, and intend to have a maker copy it soon in a darker brown leather:

post #122 of 1958
I like that design ET.
It has a jugendstil feel on it. I cant describe it better.
post #123 of 1958
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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
I really like this one, and intend to have a maker copy it soon in a darker brown leather:


Has any owned both Pap and SAB goods? Is the SAB version (HAND-STITCHED TOP-FRAME DOCUMENT CASE BY SWAINE ADENEY BRIGG LTD (No.18). http://www.classicluggage.com/brief_...portfolios.htm) worth the extra money? I have been coveting the SAB for awhile now but am not sure if it is worth the premium over the Pap.
post #124 of 1958
Personally, I prefer the look of the hard attache cases to the top-opening cases you see most of the time: http://www.classicluggage.com/swaine...attachés.html This Peel case is particularly nice:
post #125 of 1958
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Originally Posted by nmoraitis View Post
Has any owned both Pap and SAB goods? Is the SAB version (HAND-STITCHED TOP-FRAME DOCUMENT CASE BY SWAINE ADENEY BRIGG LTD (No.18). http://www.classicluggage.com/brief_...portfolios.htm) worth the extra money? I have been coveting the SAB for awhile now but am not sure if it is worth the premium over the Pap.

I don't know what the difference btw SAB and Papworth is, frankly. The styles are a tad different and Papworth is a bit cheaper, but it's hard to penetrate their marketing otherwise. Time was they were trying to differentiate the two lines (which were and may still be under the same ownership) as SAB being hand-stitched and made-to-order and Papworth being ready-made and stitched by machine to otherwise the same quality. However, I don't know if that's true, frankly. And SAB offers some machine-stitched products. I believe I also read that at one point the owners were trying to use the Papworth facilities for subcontracting work for other labels as they had extra capacity, but I don't know how far that went either.

I don't think there's a huge difference between SAB and Papworth. I'd get whatever you prefer.
post #126 of 1958
I've seen both Pap and SAB and I could not discern any meaningful difference between the two. The bridle leather used was similar on both.
post #127 of 1958
Tanner Krolle used to be the top maker of bridle leather goods. In fact, most of the SAB designs were copies of Tanner Krolle's cases.
post #128 of 1958
I just picked up two vintage bags off ebay and am eagerly anticipating their arrival. I'll post more pics when they arrive.

Vintage Flapover (interior looks brand new):





Vintage Music Bag:



post #129 of 1958
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Personally, I prefer the look of the hard attache cases to the top-opening cases you see most of the time:

http://www.classicluggage.com/swaine...attachés.html

This Peel case is particularly nice:


Yeah, SAB has so many beautiful products.

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I don't know what the difference btw SAB and Papworth is, frankly. The styles are a tad different and Papworth is a bit cheaper, but it's hard to penetrate their marketing otherwise. Time was they were trying to differentiate the two lines (which were and may still be under the same ownership) as SAB being hand-stitched and made-to-order and Papworth being ready-made and stitched by machine to otherwise the same quality. However, I don't know if that's true, frankly. And SAB offers some machine-stitched products. I believe I also read that at one point the owners were trying to use the Papworth facilities for subcontracting work for other labels as they had extra capacity, but I don't know how far that went either.

I don't think there's a huge difference between SAB and Papworth. I'd get whatever you prefer.

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Originally Posted by Eustace Tilley View Post
I've seen both Pap and SAB and I could not discern any meaningful difference between the two. The bridle leather used was similar on both.

Thanks guys.
post #130 of 1958
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Personally, I prefer the look of the hard attache cases to the top-opening cases you see most of the time:

I have liked this look since seeing the Bond movie "From Russia With Love". After all, if it is good enough for JB, right? What also influenced me were my frequent visits years ago to the Swaine Adeney store that used to be in San Francisco. They used to have these hard sided cases in all sizes and in stacks all over the store. Not only was the leather thick and waxey but it also smelled wonderful. I just never liked the looks of the top opening bags. They looked too institutional. Like an auditors case.
post #131 of 1958
This bag is beautiful ... does the ebay seller typically deal in vintage bags? If so care to share their details?

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I just picked up two vintage bags off ebay and am eagerly anticipating their arrival. I'll post more pics when they arrive.

Vintage Flapover (interior looks brand new):

post #132 of 1958
I hesitate to give this up, but for the good of the forum...

He does deal in antique bags. Here is an amazing looking one that just finished.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=260250700338

This is the seller's store: http://stores.ebay.ca/ONE-STOP-VINTAGE-SHOP
post #133 of 1958
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Originally Posted by denning View Post
I just picked up two vintage bags off ebay and am eagerly anticipating their arrival. I'll post more pics when they arrive.

Vintage Flapover (interior looks brand new):





Vintage Music Bag:




I really like the music bag. The bar gives it something extra that you never see on other bags. Simple and elegant.
post #134 of 1958
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I really like this, but I'm surprised at myself because........its so err masculine.
post #135 of 1958
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I really like this, but I'm surprised at myself because........its so err masculine.

Not really. Your gayness is safe. No need to be a straightaphobe.
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