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Seems the link does not take you to the page for one reason, but the case I referenced is their "lawyers briefcase".

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Originally Posted by Luvwine View Post

Seems the link does not take you to the page for one reason, but the case I referenced is their "lawyers briefcase".

I was just about to reply and say that, but I have a few questions. And thank you in advance for the link and the reply.

Is it too large to carry around? I watched the video on J&M and wonder if the case may be too large for someone just starting off?

It has everything I was looking for, but I originally wanted a case that I can carry with a shoulder strap, and maybe a flip over lid. That case never came to mind but now that I seen the video, it looks like a great case for what I need.


PS - only reason I ask for one with a strap is that I will have a lot of walking to do downtown, unless a strap would become more burdensome and I could remove it.
post #1293 of 1725

I am trying to decide between the Henry Tomkins "Briefcase Lite"  http://www.htleather.co.uk/briefcases/the-briefcase-lite   and the Joseph Marcellino "Honen" http://jpmarcellino.com/m/index.php/modern-business-bags/honen-modern-business-bag/honen-450.html. I know the HT bag has gotten some love on here, buy what about the Marcellino bag? Could it really be worth twice as much? The extra 300 for the Marcellino bag is not that big of a deal if the bag is of demonstrably higher quality, but I don't want to just throw my money away if its not worth it....


Edited by f1fan - 3/29/13 at 2:07pm
post #1294 of 1725
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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

My Frank Clegg bag arrived and I like it a lot. The color is chocolate brown. Here's a quick pic:

 

Love this.Anyone has any insight whether their quality is on par with Glasers?Contemplating between thse 2 brands though Franks designs are nicer

post #1295 of 1725
Some of my favourite cases.....



SAB.....





SAB bow frame





Brooks Bros.. Peal & Co......





British Minister's Dispatch Box....





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post #1297 of 1725

Hi Charlie,

 

Because of the chatter on SF, I asked Sedgwicks retail chap, SAB do NOT use Sedgwicks leather. Don't know who they scource their ' environmentally-conscious leather ' from? Perhaps one of their customers would like to mail them, and we can clear this up.

 

all the best simon
 

post #1298 of 1725

Swaine Adeney Brigg produces all-around excellent bags. My dad's two bags are about 3 decades old and have aged gracefully. I have three newer ones, and they're equally excellent.

 

Quick tip: SAB usually has a 20% sale twice a year. What this means is that you can get the Westminister wraparound at approximately 880 pounds when on sale, and when it's shipped out of the UK. I bought my SAB at approximately 900 pounds, shipped to the US. Excellent price for SAB's pedigree and rich history which is unrivaled. Think they've supplied from Indiana Jones to countless British Prime Ministers.

 

When one buys an SAB bag, one buys not merely just a well-crafted bag, regardless of the method of construction, but also, 250 years of history and heritage, and tradition. I liken it to buying a Row-made suit. Is it the case that nobody else can make a better suit? I disbelieve that's the case, and the Japanese are at the pinnacle of their game. In the same way, many make exceptional bags, and a number of Japanese artisans come to mind. Their bags are perfectly crafted and amazingly beautiful.

 

This below, for example, is made by a Japanese leather company. The handles are truly gorgeous. Look at the neat stitching, and rounded edges which take more effort to make properly:

 

 

 

When one buys a bag, or an umbrella from a company like SAB, I think one buys into its rich pedigree of having supplied royals and celebrate the history of a historical bag. The allure of buying a bag from a storied firm is as enticing as the finished product. Very much the same way that Anderson & Sheppard is renown for having dressed Fred Astaire, and Henry Poole, countless heads of states.

 

There's an excellent thread on SAB bags here -- http://www.styleforum.net/t/206275/discuss-swaine-adeney-brigg-cases/30

 

I have this Gladstone in this picture, and it's now 15 years old. All around sturdy and beautiful.

 


Edited by marburymadison - 3/31/13 at 3:49am
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

Some of my favourite cases.....

British Minister's Dispatch Box....





 

Who made this?

post #1300 of 1725
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Originally Posted by marburymadison View Post

Who made this?

I was just doing a bit of research to work that out myself....

Interesting article on the red ministers boxes here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8579587.stm
post #1301 of 1725

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Originally Posted by Superfluous View Post

My Frank Clegg bag arrived and I like it a lot. The color is chocolate brown. Here's a quick pic:

post #1302 of 1725

Thanks for the link mfluder, interesting, I hadn't seen that before. From my archives :) an old brochure from the early 90's

 

 

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I was just doing a bit of research to work that out myself....

Interesting article on the red ministers boxes here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8579587.stm

 

Found out from a couple of frds -- Foster & Sons can make the cases.


Edited by marburymadison - 3/31/13 at 7:22am
post #1304 of 1725
Albeit I am new here and to the Briefcase World, but could someone please explain to me why this case is worth $1,900?

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/salvatore-ferragamo-double-gusset-leather-briefcase/3006533?origin=category&BaseUrl=Bags+%26+Wallets

I was at the mall looking for a J&M store, but did not find it at the one near me (mistakenly). While at Nordstrom, I checked out their bags for the fun of it and this was the only one that struck my interest in terms of size and options/pockets/etc. The Leather, however, is poor. It doesn't even feel like real leather, yet alone one worthy of a high price tag.

Someone correct me please.
post #1305 of 1725
Thanks for the comments. Most seem to be interested in the British Minister's Red Box. I had it commissioned through Foster & Son , Jermyn St., London. However, Foster does not manufacturer the case, they have it produced from them, I am assuming Barrow & Gale does the manufacturing. Because of the construction of the case I don't believe there would be multiple producers of this case. The case itself is a wood frame box, so it's heavier than you would expect, but very sturdy. The outside is leather. I am in the process of having another one in black made for me. Here are some additional pics of the Red case......

The handle is on top, and they will have your initials embossed in gold....



The case does lock, with a double brass lock, on the bottom with a key, there is no latch to secure the case. This is supposedly a security feature so that a minister would not forget to lock the case before transporting it or their papers would fall on the floor......





The inside is nothing extravagant, but it does the job.....

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