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post #1606 of 1972

Love the shell case. I need a bit more room in my daily carry, but I'd be willing to do without the extra space to carry something that gorgeous.

post #1607 of 1972
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Absolutely awesome!

Actually it it terrible, you should sell it to me.

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That cordovan bag is amazing.

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Love the shell case. I need a bit more room in my daily carry, but I'd be willing to do without the extra space to carry something that gorgeous.

Thanks for the kind words, guys!! Was a sizable undertaking.

I used to lug around a 5-7" thick bridle leather case and found that the bulk of the contents were old mail, multiple packs of gum, kitch, conference swag, and countless other useless items.

This forces me to keep it to the bare essentials - macbook air, notebook and little else.
post #1608 of 1972
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Thanks for the kind words, guys!! Was a sizable undertaking.

I used to lug around a 5-7" thick bridle leather case and found that the bulk of the contents were old mail, multiple packs of gum, kitch, conference swag, and countless other useless items.

This forces me to keep it to the bare essentials - macbook air, notebook and little else.
Apart from your wonderful handwork, I like the look of the thinner case. For actual travel, though, I want room for Bose headphones and a decent-sized paperback. So that's more like 4". A 6" Glaser Designs bag is certainly large enough, although a little more svelte would be nice. I'll figure out a solution eventually.
post #1609 of 1972
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Apart from your wonderful handwork, I like the look of the thinner case. For actual travel, though, I want room for Bose headphones and a decent-sized paperback. So that's more like 4". A 6" Glaser Designs bag is certainly large enough, although a little more svelte would be nice. I'll figure out a solution eventually.

Agreed. For travel, I still use a not so exciting Tumi which is indestructible and very ergonomic.

I've visited Glaser a number of times here in SF and boy does that family know luggage.... and leather. I ultimately couldn't wait the 12 weeks they quoted but dollar for dollar, you really can't beat their value.

They're also just nice, down to earth people. I suggest anyone who's in the area to go in for a tour of their workshop. Not much of a sales floor but behind the curtain are decades of tanned leather, homegrown contraptions and a lot of passion.
post #1610 of 1972
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Originally Posted by FStyles View Post

I used to lug around a 5-7" thick bridle leather case and found that the bulk of the contents were old mail, multiple packs of gum, kitch, conference swag, and countless other useless items.

This forces me to keep it to the bare essentials - macbook air, notebook and little else.

 

 

I hear ya.  My daily carry is a Tomkins Briefcase Lite - so I have likewise pared things down from the kitchen sink contents of previous bags two or three times the size.

post #1611 of 1972
Guys, need help please :

I am looking for a briefcase, but not a $1000 one, for work

Am currently using a Mulholland Angler's Bag and am not happy with it.
It's too small, not enough pockets/organization (for my use) and the canvas (waxed olive canvas/stout leather) feels very flimsy and light.
I am looking for a bag similar to the Ghurka Examiner No. 5, but bigger. The Ghurka wouldn't suit my requirements.
post #1612 of 1972
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Originally Posted by ap10046 View Post

Guys, need help please :

I am looking for a briefcase, but not a $1000 one, for work

Am currently using a Mulholland Angler's Bag and am not happy with it.
It's too small, not enough pockets/organization (for my use) and the canvas (waxed olive canvas/stout leather) feels very flimsy and light.
I am looking for a bag similar to the Ghurka Examiner No. 5, but bigger. The Ghurka wouldn't suit my requirements.

 

Bigger in what way? My daily carry, in addition to a slim attaché, is a Ghurka Express.  Obviously bigger than the Examiner, but perhaps not ideal for you either.

post #1613 of 1972
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Bigger in what way? My daily carry, in addition to a slim attaché, is a Ghurka Express.  Obviously bigger than the Examiner, but perhaps not ideal for you either.

I did look at the Express, but again, it's just a large undivided space.
post #1614 of 1972
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I did look at the Express, but again, it's just a large undivided space.

 

Not exactly.  There's a large, bag-length slim pocket on the back of the bag, the two front pockets and another bag length hidden pocket behind the two front pockets.  Works exceptionally well for me in NYC (laptop in back, daily stuff in the main compartment, small things/metrocard in front pockets) - especially since I tend to collect things throughout the day (errands, etc.) and can strap my brolly to the top of the bag.  YMMV.  I also only mentioned it because nice vintage pieces (as opposed to the new made in China bags for four figures) can usually be found in eBay for fairly reasonable prices.

post #1615 of 1972
The thing is, on an average day, I usually carry :
13" MBP in a sleeve
Ipad
Phone
Mophie/Battery Backup
Leatherman
Bunch of cables
Chargers
Med pouch
Pens, pencil
A5 Filofax
Small camera
Company Literature/Brochures for clients
Business Card Case
Wallet
Key fob.

With the Mulholland (like the Ghurka) it ends up becoming a dump & squeeze job, and that is a problem for me.
post #1616 of 1972
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Originally Posted by ap10046 View Post

Guys, need help please :

I am looking for a briefcase, but not a $1000 one, for work

Am currently using a Mulholland Angler's Bag and am not happy with it.
It's too small, not enough pockets/organization (for my use) and the canvas (waxed olive canvas/stout leather) feels very flimsy and light.
I am looking for a bag similar to the Ghurka Examiner No. 5, but bigger. The Ghurka wouldn't suit my requirements.

If you're into the rugged look ie not the marbled leather, polished brass of the italian makers, I've always been fond of JW Hulme that allen edmonds sells.

usually heavy duty oil tanned leather, and all made stateside. Small batch production with a lifetime warranty.
post #1617 of 1972

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Mitchell Leather - 

 

post #1618 of 1972
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Gorgeous leather, would be even better without that logo front and center, though.
post #1619 of 1972
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Mitchell Leather -

 

I've had a very similar model (no logo) for something like 25 years and I can personally vouch for how nice it is. And the fact that you'll never have to buy another one for the rest of your life definitely makes it a good investment.

post #1620 of 1972
^^ Very nice, but WAY over my budget!
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