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post #1276 of 1964
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

The briefcase is quite ugly looking thing (in my opinion). I think its overkill and looks tacky.

I happen to like it a lot, a fresh casual case without resorting to floppy messenger bags. In fact, I own one of this, and I get more compliments and looks than my SAB and Ballys. It is a change from the uniforms of bridle that is quite typical of SF groupthink. This is coming from someone who is quite bored with SAB, Bally Scribe Sapei and Dunhill Tradition.

post #1277 of 1964
Not exactly briefcases, but cases...

post #1278 of 1964

It's nice. But damn expensive.

post #1279 of 1964

nice, one of the best trunk makers in the world.
 

post #1280 of 1964
^That's more or less what I ordered from you.
post #1281 of 1964
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

^That's more or less what I ordered from you.

looks beautiful. Would love to see how it turns out.
post #1282 of 1964
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Originally Posted by casemaker View Post

Hi Big Texas.

I was recently asked how the Sedgwick's Bridle Butt would age and patina, so contacted a client who had purchased a strap-around brief case from me in 2011,




Aproximately 1 1/2 years later, having " been his daily case, in a smoky and dusty town, Oxford, UK, this is what it looks like,




I had thought that the colour change was more extreme than I had expected, so sent down a piece of new London Colour, so that I could judge better,




So you can see, the initial 'Yellow' of the London colour Sedgwick's Butt, has turned into a 'Light tan' colour. How much more colour change will occur, I don't know, but will try and get yearly snaps of the case for my records.

I imagine that whatever leather SAB uses? and it is not Sedgwicks, you could expect a similar sort of colour change over the years, depending on their leathers, and the use and location
best, simon baker

Really interesting post Simon and really good before and after photos. This mirrors exactly our experience with Sedgwick London Tan as well. The handle of the case in particular has gone a lovely colour and my experience is thats what the rest of the case will do with time - thats the terminal colour London Tan will go. There are a number of colours that try to mimic aged London Tan, none are as good as the real thing.

Has anyone ever worked out the tannery SAB do use? Would be very interesting to know, as Simon says it certainly is Sedgwicks

Charlie
post #1283 of 1964
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

^That's more or less what I ordered from you.


referred to me correct, i don't recognize your profile name, because i do have an order coming up that is like that just with that middle strap extended and acting as a handle.

 

that hermes bag is really nice, im just not into the calfskin

post #1284 of 1964
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Originally Posted by JP Marcellino View Post


referred to me correct, i don't recognize your profile name, because i do have an order coming up that is like that just with that middle strap extended and acting as a handle.

that hermes bag is really nice, im just not into the calfskin

Yep, that is me. Patrick Booth was a silly name I gave myself a long time ago as kind of a joke. I must live with it now.

I agree on the calfskin as well.
post #1285 of 1964
My Frank Clegg bag arrived and I like it a lot. The color is chocolate brown. Here's a quick pic:

post #1286 of 1964
That's one beautiful bag, congrats!
post #1287 of 1964
Hello everyone, and what an awesome thread. I have been lurking for a week now going through all of the cases posted here.

I'm in my last year of law school, and will begin a summer clerkship for a Judge back home before graduating. I want to move from the backpack world and into the briefcase lifestyle that I obviously should be doing. And I have decided that there are just too many choices out there.

Do you posters here recommend any cases for the following use:

-Laptop and charger/mouse - I need a case with a separate compartment so as to avoid issues/damage
-pockets/pen holders. I don't need a whole side of the bag, but some briefcases I have found have nothing in them, just an open bag.

I'm sure many of you are in the legal/business world, so any advice on stores or places to shop and brands or designs would be greatly appreciated.

Price range: I'm not sure yet. I know the cost can reach crazy numbers so Under a 1,000, but wouldn't mind buying two briefcases for much less than one expensive one.
post #1288 of 1964
I have two. I've had the Smythson case for almost six years. I just recently purchased the Moynat Limousine after a long search.
Edited by agjiffy - 4/5/13 at 2:18pm
post #1289 of 1964
Agjiffy - that Moynat is stunning! I imagine it will develop a lovely patina with time.
post #1290 of 1964

Answering Gokiath's query, I am a lawyer and like this briefcase for the money:

 

http://www.johnstonmurphy.com/product.aspx?c=1741&sc=1764&sid=Accessories&pid=68421

 

it is probably a fairly pedestrian option compared to many lovely cases shown here, but is fairly solid, decent looking, and not too expensive.  It has served me well tho at some point I may consider a handmade custom case.

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